#518 Show Summary (“Holding Hands With Your Individual Mandate” Show):
Finally, we have the opportunity to get back to doing what we do best – butchering the medical news. Whether it’s the latest guidelines on statins, lawsuits on Red Bull, or the health benefits of caring for a relative, we have an opinion, and it’s mostly misinformed. Experience the joy of feeling superior this weekend.
Tip: The new cholesterol guidelines recommend statins for everyone with established heart disease, for those with a BAD cholesterol level above 190, and for diabetics ages 40-75. They also recommend statin drugs for people with a 10 year risk of heart disease greater than 7.5%, but we feel their risk calculator is flawed.