| 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,...
| 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 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 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...
| Apr 29, 2013
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April 29, 2013
Q: My 5-year-old daughter just had her adenoids and tonsils removed because of snoring...