Monday, October 18, 2010

Cholesterol: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

September 11,2010 -- Dr. Lori Mosca was on a mission last week to educate the public how to prevent cardiovascular disease in Connecticut. She was on public radio and on CPTV public television. She is fairly unique in that as a highly trained M.D. she espouses the practice of people "knowing their numbers" and make early changes to lifestyle to avert future risk factors that could lead to heart disease. Why is this all important? "Because," she said, "Heart attacks are the number one killer of women". In many cases the very first episode will actually kill the patient. So, her mission is to educate the public, particularly women, on knowing when they're at risk. She adopts an approach to prevention as a means to delay having to treat heart disease later on. Dr. Mosca's credentials are place her in the category of a national expert on this subject. She is the Director of Preventive Cardiology at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, an Associate Professor of Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and the founder and Director of the Columbia Center for Heart Disease Prevention in midtown Manhattan.Posted by, Oct 12, 2010

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