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Heart Disease

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  • Exercise as Medicine

    Exercise as Medicine
    In the 19th century, most work involved physical activity; in the 20th century, exercise became a leisure pursuit; today, it's an urgent medical necessity. Exercise: It's cheap, readily available, and the single most effective step nonsmokers can take to...
  • Healthy habits to help prevent Alzheimer's

    Healthy habits to help prevent Alzheimer's
    People may be able to reduce their risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, according to two recently published studies that are the latest in a long line of research. But does that hold for everyone? And by how much can you lower the risk? Here's a look...
  • The Health Benefits of Tai Chi

    The Health Benefits of Tai Chi
    This gentle form of exercise can prevent or ease many ills of aging and could be the perfect activity for the rest of your life. Tai chi is often described as "meditation in motion" but it might well be called "medication in motion." There's growing...
  • Statins and Prostate Cancer

    Statins and Prostate Cancer
    As a group, the six statin drugs are the best-selling prescription medications in the United States. It's no surprise, since heart disease remains America's leading cause of death. Statin therapy reduces the risk of heart attacks and other clinical...
  • 5 Common Myths About Aging

    Think aging is all about losing your memory and becoming hard of hearing? Think again. Many people sail through the aging process without walkers or pacemakers. In fact, researchers now believe it's those age-related diseases--diabetes, heart disease,...
  • Buying ED Medication Online?

    Buying ED Medication Online?
    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I keep hearing that Viagra is available on the Internet, and that I don't even need a prescription when I buy it that way. It sounds like a great way to save money, but are there any reasons this would not be a good idea? What are the...
  • The Bigger the Belly, the Bigger the Risks

    The scene plays out repeatedly in Dr. George Griffing's office: Big, round bellies come through his exam-room door well before the rest of the patients' bodies. That's when Griffing, professor of internal medicine at St. Louis University Medical School,...
  • Fitness Tips for Women Over 40

    Fitness Tips for Women Over 40
    Walk. Lift. Stretch. Move. It's that easy to look years younger than your chronological age after you hit 40. After age 40, women are significantly more prone to contracting high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, arthritis and...
  • Staying Independent in Our Later Years

    Staying Independent in Our Later Years
    There are many ways to keep on the move and living on your own in older age. We all hope to stay active and independent for the rest of our lives. And most of us want to stay in the familiar surroundings of our own homes and neighborhoods, rather than...
  • Masculinity and Men's Health

    Masculinity and Men's Health
    Beliefs about the way men are supposed to behave may stand in the way of healthful behaviors and men getting the care they need. Men lag behind women when it comes to health. They die younger -- although the life expectancy gap has narrowed in the United...
  • Climbing the Family Tree

    Climbing the Family Tree
    Thanks grandpa! Yes, you can blame those attractive earlobes you sport on your ancestors. Also, that receding hairline and those high cheekbones, too…it's all in the genes, folks. Every person is born with a roadmap of genetic signposts that are passed...