To Your Good Health: It’s best to remain on a statin post-stroke | Columnists

Multiple trials have proven that in people who have had an ischemic stroke, statin drugs reduce the risk of a second stroke. This is true even for people with cholesterol results in the normal range. Based on the trial results, high-dose statin drugs (40 mg atorvastatin) are preferred in people who are able to tolerate them. Since you haven’t reported any side effects, I would recommend you continue the high-dose atorvastatin. It is your best chance to prevent a future stroke.

DEAR DR. ROACH: Do you recommend microneedling for skin care? — N.E.

ANSWER: Microneedling is used to help treat cosmetic issues of the skin, such as scarring, including scarring from acne, irregular pigmentation, stretch marks, fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage and other forms of damaged skin.

The damage caused by the needle sets up a healing response in the skin that causes regeneration of skin cells, similar to

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Personalized Medicine Market Trends, Share, Industry Size,

Personalized Medicine Market

Personalized medicine (PM) market size was estimated at USD 1.57 trillion in 2018 and is anticipated to expand at a CAGR of 10% during the forecast period.

Personalized medicine is tailoring of a treatment to a specific patient i.e. designing medicine treatment on the basis of diagnosis, disease condition, patient history, body physics, and other factors related to patients and diseases. Personalized medicine is also known as precision medicine, stratified medicine, or P4 medicine.
Growing healthcare expenditure levels triggering the need for an effective diagnostic procedure for cancer, growing prevalence of cancer and increasing usage of combination biomarkers for diagnostics are few factors expected to boost market growth.

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The following players are covered in this report:

• 3G Biotech
• Quest Diagnostics
• Laboratory Corporation of America
• Abbott
• Agendia NV
• Asuragen Inc
• Becton Dickinson

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NCWV athletes flock to Gorilla Fitness for off-season work

CLARKSBURG, W.Va (WDTV) – Former West Virginia University and Fairmont State defensive lineman Wesley Brown did not expect to stay in West Virginia after his college career.

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“I thought I was going to end up in Charlotte and the good lord brought me to West Virginia,” he joked.

After a few years of professional football in arena leagues, Brown threw in the cleats and found fitness. He got his start as a trainer at Pro Performance in Morgantown then moved to 24-Hour Fitness in Clarksburg. After training sessions in the parking lot became pretty crowded, he knew it was time to open up his own space. That’s when Gorilla Strength and Fitness was opened in 2013.

“It went from 3 kids and then next thing you know I had 20-30 kids in the building training with the style of speed, strength and agility, doing

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