| Sep 9, 2010
A new report from Harvard Medical School says middle-aged and older women need to worry about particular health concerns - osteoporosis, breast cancer, ovarian cancer and microvascular disease, a type of heart disease more common in women.
| Aug 25, 2010
If you're overweight, you're not alone. According to research by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, 66 percent of adults in the U.S. are overweight or obese.
Losing weight is a goal of nearly everyone who exercises, and...
| Sep 13, 2010
Millions of aging Americans have already discovered the true fountain of youth—exercise. Staying active through a fitness/sports program is one of the keys to living longer and feeling better.
But it's important—especially if you have...
| Aug 27, 2010
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Cats need milk
The long-standing myth that cats need milk is wrong and giving your pet a saucer of cow's milk could make it vomit or have diarrhea. Kittens drink their mother's milk until they are weaned but adult cats don't have much lactase in their...
| Sep 10, 2010
Signs of heart disease — generally thought to be a disease of middle age — can be seen even in children, cardiologists now know. But risk factors in children and young adults run the risk of being undetected and untreated, largely because of...
| Aug 17, 2009
If you want to live longer -- avoid heart disease, Alzheimer's disease and cancer -- then pick and choose your foods with care to quiet down parts of your immune system.
That's the principle promoted by the founders and followers of anti-inflammatory...
| Sep 1, 2010
Recently I was interviewed about the effects of diet on the aging process. Some of the best answers we have now about diet and aging center around eating a Mediterranean style diet. This doesn't just mean eating Greek salads or hummus. It is about...
| Aug 31, 2010
There was a time, back in the 1980s, when artificial hearts were big news. There was daily, front-page media attention around implantable artificial hearts. In 1982, Barney Clark received an artificial heart designed by Robert Jarvik and installed by Dr....
| Sep 2, 2010
The prescription diet drug sibutramine, sold under the brand name Meridia, should be taken off the market because it raises the risk of heart attacks and strokes in some patients, the editor of the New England Journal of Medicine said Wednesday.
| Aug 31, 2010
The loss of interest, ruminations of suicide and feelings of guilt and sadness that are the hallmarks of depression may be debilitating. But it is depression's physical warning signs — fatigue, sleep disturbance and appetite changes — that are...
| Sep 3, 2010
Many Americans don't know how overweight they are.
About a third of overweight Americans think they're at a healthy weight for their height, according to a new poll released today by Harris Interactive, a market research firm.
And 70 percent of obese...