| Aug 31, 2009
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...
| Aug 27, 2009
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...
| Aug 25, 2009
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...
| Aug 27, 2009
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...
| Aug 21, 2009
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,...
| Sep 17, 2009
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...
| Aug 23, 2009
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,...
| Aug 31, 2009
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...
| Sep 25, 2009
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...
| Sep 14, 2009
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...
| Sep 2, 2009
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...