October 5, 2018Mary Chris Jaklevic is a reporter-editor at HealthNewsReview.org. She tweets as @mcjaklevic. A photo of Mackenzie Ames is posted on the FH Foundation web site above her column entitled “A New FH Family.”This week a New York Times story introduced readers to a young woman with a genetic condition called familial hypercholesterolemia (FH), which is characterized by high cholesterol levels and early heart disease. The story — titled “These Cholesterol-Reducers May Save Lives. So Why Aren’t Heart Patients Getting Them? — began: Heart disease runs in Mackenzie Ames’s family. Her grandfather had a fatal heart attack at age 30 while dancing with her grandmother at the Elks Lodge in Bath, N.Y. It said Ames was among patients deemed “eligible” to be treated with pricey drugs known as PCSK9 inhibitors. “But she can’t get them,” it said. “Two insurers have turned her down.” “I have followed … [Read more...] about What The New York Times didn’t say about a woman ‘caught in the crossfire’ between insurers and drugmakers
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KANYE West has sparked outrage around the world following a few controversial comments over slavery. But what did he say? And what has the reaction been like? Here's what we know... What did Kanye West say about slavery? On May 1, 2017 Kanye sensationally claimed that slavery was a "choice" for African Americans. The American rapper, 40, made the confession during a series of rambling interviews where he opened up about his views on race and how other rappers perceive him. West, 40, was taking part in a TMZ Live interview when he said: "When you hear about slavery for 400 years, for 400 years, that sounds like choice. "Like, you was there for 400 years and it's all of y'all?" He continued: "It is like we are mentally imprisoned. I like the word prison because slavery goes too direct to the idea of blacks. "It is like slavery, holocaust. Holocaust, is Jews, and slavery is blacks. "So prison is something that unites us as one race. Black and whites, one race. It is like we are … [Read more...] about What did Kanye West say about slavery and how did Will.I.Am and others respond?
"Oh, my god. Thank you", Kim responded.Khloe waxed poetics about Kim's figure as well, telling her she looks like "a walking FaceTune doll" - in reference to the FaceTune app, which enables people to edit and enhance their appearance in pictures. "Like, you look so skinny", Kendall, 22, said in the Story."Honestly, I walk in, and I look in, and I'm kinda star struck", Kardashian West said.Then, in May, Kim used her platform for good by meeting in the Oval Office to convince Trump to grant pardon to 62-year-old grandmother Alice Marie Johnson, who was serving a life sentence for a first time non-violent drug offense.This article discusses anorexia, body image and eating disorders.Khloe Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, Kris Jenner and Kim Kardashian in Los Angeles."I'm really concerned I don't think you're eating", Kendall Jenner said, jokingly.Kim Kardashian showed off her incredibly small waist in a black crop top and tight matching trousers during her arrival at 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' in Los … [Read more...] about Kim Kardashian West: ‘I have nothing bad to say about the president’
Kim Kardashian West said on Monday night that she has “nothing bad to say” about President TrumpDonald John TrumpClinton maxes out to 19 Democratic House candidates Tucker Carlson slams immigrant lawyer as 'citizen of country controlled by conquistadors' Trump highlights praise from judge on reuniting families his administration divided MORE after the two met earlier this year. “I have nothing bad to say about the president. He has done something amazing,” the celebrity personality said recounting her visit to the White House in May during an appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Monday night. Kardashian West met with Trump to ask him to pardon Alice Johnson, a 62-year-old great-grandmother who was serving a life sentence without parole for her first nonviolent drug offense. "I knew that there was only one person in power who could make this change, who could get this woman out of prison, so I went for it," Kardashian West told Kimmel. She also … [Read more...] about Kim Kardashian: I have ‘nothing bad to say about’ Trump
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