How Do We Know that Cholesterol Causes Heart Disease?
16
September

How Do We Know that Cholesterol Causes Heart Disease?

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

it is well accepted that coronary atherosclerosis is a chronic progressive disease it begins early in life and slowly progresses over several decades before symptoms arise however the average age in cholesterol-lowering drug trials is 63 and therefore people had already been exposed to a lifetime of circulating LDL cholesterol so no wonder pharmaceutical therapies […]


Reducing Parental Stress to Improve Children’s Asthma Outcomes
10
September

Reducing Parental Stress to Improve Children’s Asthma Outcomes

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

We used our PCORI award to focus on a very unique population of moms and dads of kids with asthma. We didn’t actually focus on the children themselves; we focused on their parents. We did it for a very specific reason, because we sought to see whether an intervention deliberately designed to mitigate parental stress, […]


Improving Outcomes for Asthma Patients
24
August

Improving Outcomes for Asthma Patients

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

The main focus is to improve asthma health outcomes for our patients in our study, there are 550 of them between the ages of 5 and 75 and they all at study entry had poorly controlled asthma. Patients when they were enrolled in the study were randomized to one of four boxes if you will, […]