| 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...
| Sep 1, 2009
The $60,000 bill Vince Presley got from Florida Hospital after his heart attack last year set off a slow wave of panic: What happens now?
The 45-year-old airport baggage handler was uninsured and working part time. And treating heart disease is a...
| Sep 21, 2009
Seniors may help ward off dementia by indulging in a beer or a glass of wine daily, new studies suggest.
But there's an important caveat: The findings apply to healthy people, not those with mild cognitive impairments or other chronic medical conditions....
| Sep 22, 2009
Sometime in the near future, probably in our lifetime, a patient will be able to undergo a test that will identify the biological markers of Alzheimer's disease, much like cholesterol now serves as a biomarker for heart disease. Treatment will come in the...
| Sep 29, 2009
Obese kids face greater odds of severe health problems in the future-- type 2 diabetes and heart disease, in particular. But they're also dealing with a host of pretty serious issues in the present.
Young bodies awash in the hormones and metabolic burden...
| Feb 15, 2010
The facts are scary: Despite the progress made against heart disease in the past several decades, almost half the people who die suddenly from a heart attack or other cardiac problem have no prior symptoms. Even knowing someone's risk factors for heart...