Health

Cardiovascular Disease

Cholesterol-Lowering Statins Block the Benefits of Exercise

Realizing that you are at high risk for cardiovascular disease and diabetes, you accept your doctor's prescription for cholesterol-lowering statin…

Reproductive Health

The Birth Control You Choose Affects Your Health—Maybe for a Long Time

When it comes to birth control, there hasn't been anything as controversial as the "Plan B" pill since the Pill…

Sexual Wellness

Natural Topical Remedies for Vaginal Dryness

This is something that’s bad for women and for the men who want to be with them. Some of the…

Prostate Cancer

Vietnam Veterans at Risk for Advanced Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer in men, and it will affect one in six men at…

Breast Cancer

Advances in Breast Cancer Treatment

Five recent advances are dramatically changing treatment approaches… Women who have breast cancer are now living longer than they did…

Wellness

How to Detox from Anesthesia

Easy ways to bounce back quickly… Most adults are familiar with that woozy state that occurs after undergoing anesthesia for…

Aging

Normal Aging vs. Treatable Illness—How to Tell the Difference

With all the physical changes that occur as we grow older, it’s tempting to chalk up all our infirmities to…

Women's Health

Don’t Be Scared to Try an IUD

Friends of mine who are young enough to need birth control but old enough to remember the notorious Dalkon Shield—a…

Fatigue

Help for When You Are Feeling Faint

If you're in a very warm room and you start to feel a little faint, get to a sink and…

Diet & Nutrition

Eat Fish, Live 2.2 Years Longer

Fish, fish, it’s good for the heart. Yeah, you know that. But here’s a fact about fish you probably haven’t…

Health Care Providers

When Medical Tests Are Wrong

Several years ago, a friend's doctor called to tell him that the results of his PSA test (which measures prostate…

Bladder

New Treatments for Overactive Bladder

Recently approved FDA treatments help in new ways. For millions of American women and men who suffer from overactive bladder…

Health Care Professionals

When to Follow Your Doctor to a New Practice

Recently, one of my wife’s trusted doctors sold his practice to a local hospital. Now, instead of owning his own…

Cardiac Arrest

Cardiac Arrest: It’s Even Deadlier Than a Heart Attack

How to protect yourself and your family When Tim Russert, the NBC correspondent and moderator of Meet the Press, died…

Heart

Safer Coronary Bypass Surgery for Smokers

Smokers, take note. If your doctor recommends that you have a coronary bypass—an operation that creates a new route for…