Each year the flu puts more than 200,000 Americans in the hospital and causes anywhere from 3,000 to 49,000 deaths. Characterized by high fever, body aches, headaches and coughing, the flu can be rough. Be prepared.
Deaths from coronary artery disease have plummeted in recent decades, and cholesterol-lowering statin drugs have played a major role. So why do many people fear statins and refuse to take them—or start and then stop taking them?