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What Your Cholesterol Numbers Mean

Learn from Cardiologist, Dr. Susan O’Leary, what your cholesterol numbers really mean.


Drink Wine and Eat Chocolate For Your Heart

Drink wine, eat chocolate and follow your doctor’s advice all at the same time? That’s right, it’s no secret that eating moderate amounts of dark chocolate and having one glass of red wine every day is actually good for you! So enjoy your daily dose of antioxidants and toast to good health.


Cholesterol: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

In addition to what the body produces naturally, cholesterol is also in the foods we eat. When we have too much cholesterol in our bloodstream, that’s when the trouble begins.


Cholesterol By the Numbers

When it comes to reviewing your cholesterol panel, there is so much more to know than just the total cholesterol. Total cholesterol should be less than 200 mg/dl. The other sections of the cholesterol panel that are important factors in your overall health are triglycerides, high density lipoprotein or ‘good cholesterol,’ and low density lipoprotein or ‘bad cholesterol’.