- Newsmaker: Panel Recommends New Cholesterol Standards - With heart disease America's top killer, the medical world is buzzing today with a report that the death rate can be significantly lowered with "aggressive" treatment of powerful cholesterol-lowering drugs. Dr. James Cleeman, of the National Institute of Health, explains good and bad cholesterol, and the new therapeutic approach.
- Reporter's Notebook: Are SUV Sales Slipping as Gas Prices Skyrocket? - The Christian Science Monitor reports a "sea change in American car-buying." In car-conscious Southern California, with gas headed toward 3 dollars a gallon, drivers are getting out of gas-guzzling Sport Utility Vehicles and into smaller, fuel efficient cars. The Monitor's Daniel Wood addresses whether the rising cost of gas means end end of an era of SUV's.
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