| Mar 1, 2011
Q: I'm a 58-year-old woman with osteoporosis. I take calcium supplements with vitamin D. Should I stop calcium supplements and vitamin D in light of the new heart and stroke warnings?
A: You likely need the supplements unless you're getting enough...
| Jan 25, 2011
Q: I have diabetes and high blood pressure. Is the combination of lisinopril and amlodipine a good choice?
A: Your combination of drugs to treat high blood pressure is one of the best. Many experts consider this their first choice for treating high blood...
| Sep 15, 2012
| 6:05 PM
Alzheimer's disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. There is currently no cure, and the only available drug treatments, while masking the initial symptoms — memory loss, difficulties with problem solving and temporal and...
| Jul 22, 2009
Stroke can hit like a deadly lightning bolt. And if the victim survives, the aftermath can be debilitating--affecting functioning from movement to speech. While stroke is the third-leading cause of death and the leading cause of adult disability in the...
| Feb 24, 2010
Americans are living longer than ever. As the population ages, many senior citizens are burdened with chronic illnesses, but many others remain healthy and active. When scientists investigate aging, they have to distinguish between changes caused by...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 1:25 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People with chronic gum disease seem to be slightly more likely to develop the skin condition psoriasis, according to a new study.
Taiwanese researchers found that in a group of more than 230,000 people, those with gum disease...
| Apr 19, 2011
| 5:36 PM
When a Texas minister came to Chicago last month to launch a controversial anti-abortion billboard campaign, he highlighted a statistic that some people found shocking.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, black women account...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 6:46 PM
There are zillions of tips floating around about how to lose weight, boost your metabolism and stay healthy. We polled registered dietitians and nutritionists to find their top 10:
Eat breakfast: In order to gain weight, Japanese sumo wrestlers don't eat...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 11:58 AM
As people look to live more healthful lifestyles, many are contemplating meat-free diets. But becoming vegan or vegetarian can seem daunting as people try to figure out what to eat to get all the proper nutrients. Ingrid Beardsley, registered dietitian at...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 2:34 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Postmenopausal women who work tend be in better health than their unemployed counterparts, according to a new study from South Korea.
Researchers found that employed postmenopausal women were about 34 percent less likely to...
| May 2, 2010
Longer days — at least for me — mean time for long evening workouts, but I need to be careful. Enthusiasm for exercise is fabulous, but athletes can sabotage their fitness goals if it causes them to hit the sack much later.
New findings by...