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July 03, 2021

Statin Drugs, Cervical Health, Opioids and Wisdom Teeth
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Statin Drugs, Cervical Health, Opioids and Wisdom Teeth
People with coronary artery disease are often prescribed a statin, the cholesterol-lowering drug that reduces the risk of a heart attack or stroke. But are statins used enough, and why do some patients refuse to take them? We will talk to Dr. Francisco Lopez-Jimenez, a preventive cardiologist from Mayo Clinic to find out.

Plus, HPV is the most common cause of cervical cancer. Dr. Kristina Butler, a gynecologic oncologist and co-chair of the Gynecologic Disease Group at Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, talks about good cervical health and the importance of the HPV vaccine for protection.

And, each year, thousands of young people are prescribed opioids for pain relief after having their wisdom teeth removed. Are they at risk of opioid addiction? We will get the facts from Alan Schroeder, Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Stanford University.

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