September is National Cholesterol Education Month, a good time to get your cholesterol checked and learn about the importance of keeping your cholesterol at healthy levels.
Having high cholesterol puts you at risk of developing heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States. Get information about risk factors, LDL and HDL, medications, and steps you can take to lower your cholesterol:
- Risk Factors for High Cholesterol
- The Difference Between “Bad” and “Good” Cholesterol
- Cholesterol Medicines — Types, Warnings, Side Effects
- What You Can Do to Lower Your Cholesterol
All plans in the new Health Insurance Marketplace include cholesterol screening as a free preventive service for adults of certain ages and high risk individuals. Enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace begins October 1, 2013 for coverage starting January 1, 2014.