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  • The Antibody That Could Eliminate Heart Disease: PCKS9 Inhibitor.

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    August 17, 2015 | 10:39 am

    Recently, the FDA approved a new cholesterol lowering drug, alirocumab.  Known as Praluent, the injectable drug significantly lowers LDL cholesterol in people with familial hypercholesterolemia, or those with a history of heart disease who can’t reduce their LDL levels enough with...

  • Don’t Forget Women’s Stroke Risk

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    May 19, 2014 | 6:50 pm

    Cardiovascular disease still remains the number one cause of death in women.  Heart attacks account for 24% and strokes 7% of all deaths.  Among minority women, these numbers are even higher.  The challenge remains that doctors traditionally have not identified women at high risk...

  • My Concierge Doctor Fired Me!

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    February 18, 2014 | 8:39 am

    Nothing cuts the cord between the doctor and her patient like the mention of money!  Yet, doctors all over the country are rushing to become “concierge physicians.”  For an annual retainer, enhanced care and access is afforded  to the patient.  The more you pay, the closer you can...

  • Color Me Mine and Boys

    By Julia Bendis

    December 22, 2010 | 11:14 am

    What’s a mother of boys to do during the 2-week Winter break?  After days of wrestling, fighting, video game playing, and countless hours of television, I decided to take my boys to “Color Me Mine” for some ceramic painting.  I’ve done it before myself, but my boys never showed...