Your Health: Nov. 22, 1999

GOOD NEWS

ACE-ING IT Soon ACE inhibitors, a widely used high-blood-pressure medication, may be added to the roster of pills taken by folks at risk for a heart attack. A major study, released ahead of schedule to get out the good word, shows that daily doses of the ACE inhibitor ramipril led to a dramatic 25% decline in heart attacks and strokes among diabetics and patients with a history of heart disease. Cost: 85[cents] a day.

INSIDE INFORMATION Colonoscopy is probably the world's most unpopular procedure, but the notoriously uncomfortable test, in which a probe is snaked through the anus and...

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