Dr. Merle Myerson, MD

Bio

Specialties:

  • cholesterol management

Affiliation:

  • St. Luke's and Roosevelt Hospital

Location:

Activity

  • Merle Myerson, MD - Thornwood, NY - Cholesterol Management
    Checking cholesterol, or more accurately lipid levels, is fairly simple--all it takes is a blood test.  Many people ask if the blood test needs to be fasting and the answer I share with my patients is yes.  I will explain why in just a minute.

    First, what are the numbers you will get on a standard lipid panel?  They are: total cholesterol,...Read More
  • Merle Myerson, MD - Thornwood, NY - Cholesterol Management
    Merle Myerson, MD is now following Jeff Arnold
  • Merle Myerson, MD - Thornwood, NY - Cholesterol Management
    Merle Myerson, MD is now following Mehmet Oz, MD
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cholesterol Management:

    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Men and women over 65 who are at risk for cardiovascular disease but don't have any known heart problems might benefit from cholesterol-lowering drugs, a new study suggests.

    The researchers said statins such as Crestor and Lipitor can reduce the risk...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cholesterol Management:

    TUESDAY, Aug. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Middle-aged men with high cholesterol levels are at greater risk for a first heart attack than similar women are, Norwegian researchers report.

    In a study of more than 40,000 men and women under the age of 60, men with high cholesterol had more than th...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cholesterol Management:

    TUESDAY, July 9 (HealthDay News) -- Statins -- the widely used cholesterol-lowering drugs -- have few serious side effects, although they do slightly raise the risk of type 2 diabetes, according to a large new evidence review.

    In the analysis of 135 previous studies, which included near...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cholesterol Management:

    MONDAY, June 3 (HealthDay News) -- People taking statin drugs to lower their cholesterol may slightly increase their risk for muscle and joint diseases as well as strains and sprains, a new study suggests.

    Statins, such as Zocor and Lipitor, are widely used to reduce cholesterol levels an...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cholesterol Management:

    THURSDAY, May 23 (HealthDay News) -- Statins are proven drugs taken by millions to lower their cholesterol, but the medications also could hamper heart patients' ability to improve their cardiovascular health through exercise, researchers say.

    A small group of overweight or obese people w...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cholesterol Management:

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 30 (HealthDay News) -- Kynamro (mipomersen sodium) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat a rare inherited condition in which the body can't remove low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol from the blood.

    LDL is the so-called "bad" cholesterol...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cholesterol Management:

    TUESDAY, Nov. 27 (HealthDay News) -- People who exercise along with taking statins to lower their high cholesterol levels can dramatically reduce their risk of dying, a large new study suggests.

    "The reduction in death is independent; whatever statins do is independent of what exercise do...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cholesterol Management:

    MONDAY, Nov. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Current practice calls for patients to fast at least eight hours before having their cholesterol levels checked, but Canadian researchers report that may be unnecessary.

    "For routine screening, fasting for cholesterol is largely unnecessary," because it...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cholesterol Management:

    WEDNESDAY, Nov. 7 (HealthDay News) -- A large study of Danish cancer patients suggests that people taking cholesterol-lowering medications known as statins have a lower risk of premature death from cancer.

    The research, published Nov. 7 in the New England Journal of Medicine, foun...Full Article

  • Merle Myerson, MD - Thornwood, NY - Cholesterol Management
  • Merle Myerson, MD - Thornwood, NY - Cholesterol Management
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    THURSDAY, Aug. 9 (HealthDay News) -- The cardiac benefits of statins outweigh any increased chances for developing diabetes, even among those who run the highest risk of developing the blood sugar disease, Harvard researchers report.

    The concern that these chole...Full Article