Mothers Day

Mother’s Day Reflections from Moms in our Community Living with Genetic Dyslipidemias

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Mother’s Day is a beautiful day devoted to the mothers and mother-figures who give us life, nurture our growth, and love us unconditionally. It is filled with emotion and gratitude. When you live with a genetic condition like familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) or high lipoprotein(a), Lp(a), those … Read More →


Laurence and a waterfall

These Are My People: Laurence’s Story

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“I think the hardest part of my story is that I didn’t know anything. I’m still coming to grips with that.”
Laurence grew up in Ireland and came to the US in the early 1990s. He always considered himself a very healthy person with an allergy problem. “I look after my health, I do all my … Read More →


2023 Lipoprotein(a) Awareness Day Tweet-a-thon

A Roundup of the Best Tweets from the 2nd Annual Lp(a) Awareness Day Tweet-a-Thon

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On March 24, the Family Heart Foundation held their second annual Lp(a) Awareness Day Tweet-a-Thon. It’s an incredibly impactful way to spread awareness and educate others on high lipoprotein(a), also known as Lp(a). This year we reached over 12 million people with our hashtag #KnowLpa!
ICYMI, here … Read More →


Lipoprotein(a) Risk Factors

Gradney Family Story - Familial Hypercholesterolemia and high Lipoprotein(a)

None of us have to be there again

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My name is Kristen Gradney, and I am the Senior Director of Children’s Health at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. My husband, Chad Gradney, was diagnosed with familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) in 2013.
I’m also a mother to the two most amazing children, … Read More →


When You Have Both: Managing FH and High Lp(a)

When You Have Both: Managing FH & High Lp(a)

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March 24th was the first ever Lipoprotein(a) Awareness Day, and my conversations about it went something like this:
 
Me: Did you know today is Lp(a) Awareness Day?
Friend: What’s that?
Me: Elevated Lp(a) is a common genetic cholesterol disorder that I have.
Friend: Wait. I thought you had … Read More →


Do you have elevated Lipoprotein(a)?

Susan's Elevated Lipoprotein(a) Story

The More We Understand, The Better Prepared We’ll Be: Susan’s Story

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Susan Riley’s personal journey with elevated Lipoprotein(a), or Lp(a), has just begun, but her immediate family’s been living with it for years.
Riley got her own Lp(a) test results back recently – just in time for the first-ever Lipoprotein(a) Awareness Day. She was surprised to learn her levels … Read More →