Paul Knoepflmacher Contributor

Dr. Knoepflmacher is a clinical instructor of medicine at The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, where he also maintains a private practice.

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Medications for High Cholesterol: Understanding Your Options

When lifestyle and diet changes aren’t enough, medications are the next step to manage high cholesterol.

Knowing These 4 Numbers Can Help You Prevent Heart Disease

These four numbers reveal a lot about your heart health.

Diagnosing Heart Disease: The 8 Key Tests You Need to Know

Doctors have many different ways to check the heart’s function.

Risk Factors for High Blood Pressure: What Cardiologists Want You to Know

Some BP risk factors are out of your control, but most are totally in your power.

The 6 Biggest Diabetes Complications and How to Avoid Them

Diabetes can affect the entire body. Here’s how to ensure you stay healthy.

Understanding Blood Pressure Numbers: What’s Healthy, What’s Not

Knowing your blood pressure levels is essential for a healthy heart.

Understanding Cholesterol Numbers: What’s Healthy, What’s Not

Got your cholesterol checked? Here’s what those numbers mean.

Diabetes and Eye Health: How to Protect Your Vision

Blood sugar control is key to preserving your invaluable eyesight.

Foot Problems in Diabetes: How to Stay Healthy

Daily care can prevent serious complications from diabetes.

The A1C Test: How It Helps Manage and Treat Diabetes

See why the A1C test is crucial for better diabetes control.

This Is What High Blood Pressure Does to Your Body

Having no symptoms does not mean there’s no reason to be concerned.

Cholesterol Tests: Are You Getting Tested Often Enough?

If you’re waiting for a symptom, you need to see this.

Why Exercise Is the Secret Weapon to Lower Cholesterol

Will exercise lower cholesterol levels? Experts say absolutely.

This Is What High Cholesterol Does to Your Body

High cholesterol can clog your arteries and lead to serious heart problems if left untreated.

Medication for High Cholesterol: When Is It Necessary?

Some, but not all, patients can treat cholesterol problems med-free.

Eat to Lower Cholesterol: 5 Diet Rules That Work

Eat to treat high cholesterol with these diet tweaks.

Fasting Before a Cholesterol Test: Do You Really Have To?

New thinking has changed the standard recommendations.

Is Alcohol Good or Bad for Your Heart? What the Science Says

Remember: Wine glasses are not meant to be filled to the brim.

Why Cardiologists Care About Your Sleep Habits

Lack of sleep affects your heart health more than you think.

Is Coffee Good or Bad for Your Heart? What the Science Says

Experts have been digging into the drink’s possible connection to heart disease.