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Learning about high cholesterol:
What is high cholesterol?
What causes it?
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How can high cholesterol affect me?
What increases my risk for high cholesterol?
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How will a doctor diagnose my high cholesterol?
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When should children and teens be tested?
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Should I take a statin for high cholesterol?
Living with high cholesterol:
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Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Robert A. Kloner, MD, PhD - Cardiology
June 29, 2012
What Increases Your Risk
When to Call a Doctor
Exams and Tests
Making Lifestyle Changes
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