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Guest Luther Clark, MD with Host Alan S. Brown, MD

What happens when 25 highly-accomplished experts get together to develop the guidelines that will influence clinical lipidology practice? Who makes up the expert panels that develop guidelines, how are critical issues identified, what kinds of evidence are considered, and what are the keys to a...

Air Date: May 20, 2010
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Guest Thomas Allison, PhD, MPH with Host Alan S. Brown, MD

Cardiologists are proud of the general reduction of cardiovascular disease and death over the past 20 years, but there is still significant concern about the epidemic of obesity and diabetes on the future of cardiovascular disease. Dr. Tom Allison, consultant in cardiovascular disease and...

Air Date: May 20, 2010
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Guest Ann Liebeskind, MD with Host Alan S. Brown, MD

Dr. Ann Liebeskind, the clinical program director of Heart and Vascular Services at Affinity Health System's St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton, Wisconsin, joins host Dr. Alan Brown at the National Lipid Association's 2010 meeting in Chicago, to talk about her research on lipid management and...

Air Date: May 20, 2010
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Guest John Foreyt, MD with Host Alan S. Brown, MD

This week's guest says that Americans eat an average of 200 calories more than they need every day. A variety of behavioral and emotional issues account for the reasons why. How can we help our patients change their habits? And what new habits will help them the most? The answer may lie in small...

Air Date: March 22, 2010
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Guest Carol Garber, PhD and James Whitehead with Host Alan S. Brown, MD

Dr. Carol Garber, associate professor of movement sciences at Columbia University, and Jim Whitehead, executive vice president of the American College of Sports Medicine, join host Dr. Alan Brown to discuss the ways that exercise benefits lipids, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and other...

Air Date: March 22, 2010
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Guest Virgil Brown, MD with Host Alan S. Brown, MD

HDL cholesterol is a risk factor for cardiovascular events. But does raising HDL cholesterol reduce the risk of cardiovascular events? Host Dr. Alan Brown's guest, Dr. Virgil Brown, professor emeritus at the Emory University School of Medicine, discusses HDL as a target of therapy, as a risk...

Air Date: January 21, 2010
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Guest Tara Dall, MD with Host Alan S. Brown, MD

What is the role of advanced lipid testing, and particle number testing in particular? How might this information change the way you treat your patients? Host Dr. Alan Brown talks with Dr. Tara Dall, medical director of Advanced Lipidology Early Detection Center for Heart Disease and Diabetes in...

Air Date: January 21, 2010
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Guest Karol Watson, MD, PhD with Host Larry Kaskel, MD

Cardiometabolic risk simply includes a series of cardiovascular factors and a series of metabolic risk factors. Less easy to determine, is exactly what we can do that will effectively and efficiently reduce this risk. Dr. Karol Watson, associate professor of medicine at the University of...

Air Date: November 7, 2009
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Guest Penny Kris-Etherton, PhD, RD with Host Alan S. Brown, MD

Simple dietary modifications can have cholesterol-lowering effects similar to the effect of starting doses of statin drugs. Dr. Penny Kris-Etherton, distinguished professor of nutrition at Penn State University, and host Dr. Alan Brown discuss dietary changes that can lower LDL cholesterol as...

Air Date: September 11, 2009
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Guest Lawrence Rudel, PhD with Host Alan S. Brown, MD

Our patients are exposed to a lot of information about the dangers of trans fatty acids, and new information about monounsaturated fats. Many of us may find that patients are confused by reports they read in the popular media. What can we tell them that will make a positive difference in how...

Air Date: September 2, 2009
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