Wellness

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Lowering cholesterol by eating fat

Q. I enjoyed your article about saturated fats. My husband and I have been eating saturated fat and avoiding all the “white stuff” like flour and sugar. We have been separating “fuels” by having protein and fats or lean protein with healthy carbs at our meals. I have lost 30 pounds. My cholesterol went from...

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FILE — Medications, including Zoloft, an antidepressant, in Louisville, Ky., Aug. 14, 2014. About one in six American adults reported taking at least one psychiatric drug, usually an antidepressant or an anti-anxiety medication, and most had been doing so for a year or more, according to a new analysis. The report is based on 2013 government survey data on some 242 million adults. (Philip Scott Andrews/The New York Times)

Depressed? Genetics affect how drugs work

Thanks to the relatively new field of pharmacogenomics doctors can potentially bypass some of the “trial and error” phase traditionally inherent in prescribing antidepressant medication.