Columns by Merle Myerson, M.D.
September 2014 - Should I Have Cardiac Testing?
Stress tests can help determine your cardiovascular risk factors
June 2013 - Metabolic Syndrome and Prediabetes
Treating metabolic risk factors can help prevent progression to diabetes.
July 2012 - An Aspirin a Day?
What people with diabetes should know about taking aspirin.
March 2012 - FDA Announces Safety Changes in Labels on Statin Drugs
Treatment remains key to decreasing risk of heart disease.
Dec. 2011 - Cardiovascular Laboratory Testing Q&A
Understanding your lipid results.
Sept. 2011 - Treating Abnormal Lipids
Lifestyle changes, possibly medications required to bring you back to middle ground.
June 2011 - Know Your Blood Pressure
Get the numbers to avoid hypertension.
March 2011 - Triglycerides — The Less "Famous" Lipid
Necessary fat yet another to watch out for.
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As I mentioned in an earlier post, one of the benefits that made it cost-effective for me to go with the real healthcare (HSA) plan rather than the phony (HRA) plan is that my company is now covering "preventative" medicines at $0 copay. The formulary for these, as stated by CVS/Caremark (my pharmacy benefits provider), covers all test strips, lancets, and control solutions. I dutifully get my doctor to write up prescriptions for all of my testing needs, submit...