About 25 million Americans take a statin drug to lower cholesterol. But concerns over side effects, particularly memory loss, keep some patients from taking this type of medication. But as CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports, a new study finds statins are more likely to improve memory.
New guidelines from heart experts could double the number of Americans taking statin drugs to lower their risk of heart attack and stroke. But how many drugs are too many? CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida explains, and offers an opinion on the new recommendations.