Non-HDL Cholesterol (non-HDL-C)

Non-HDL cholesterol (non-HDL-C) is a fraction that can be easily calculated from a traditional lipid panel. The value is strongly associated with an increased risk of heart disease. Over the years, LDL cholesterol (LDL-C) has been the most commonly used lipid variable to predict risk (1). However, current evidence suggests that non-HDL cholesterol may be … Read more

Things to Consider Before Taking (or Prescribing) Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)

For decades, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) have been the cornerstone of pain management for arthritic conditions and several other types of musculoskeletal pain. These drugs are also frequently used to relieve symptoms of headaches, painful periods, colds, and flu. The term nonsteroidal distinguishes NSAIDs from glucocorticoids (steroids), which are potent drugs used to treat numerous inflammatory … Read more