| Sep 22, 2010
A recurring theme in many letters I've received is the issue of men not going to doctors. "Amy" wrote that her 56-year-old husband, who has a family history of heart disease, has not had a physical in over 20 years!
She, like many of us who are concerned...
| Sep 23, 2010
Prostate cancer is common. So what if there were a drug to lower a man's risk?
Well, there is.
Charlie Brown is a gardener who knows that prostate cancer is no bed of roses. He's had surgery to remove the prostate, radiation treatments and now hormone...
| Sep 24, 2010
Nancy Culbertson won't sit in her Fremont, Calif., backyard because of it.
It caused Oakland, Calif., physician Louis Hagler's blood pressure to spike and marred his perfect health record.
Oakland acupuncturist Julie Laura Rose had enough of it, and...
| Sep 14, 2010
Q: My 82-year-old mother is having angina when she exerts herself. She is scheduled for an angiogram and maybe angioplasty. I've heard that women's heart disease is different from men's and that angioplasty may not be as effective in women. Should she get...
| Aug 18, 2010
Q: I'm confused about omega-3 fats. Are the different types equally good for you?
A: There are three main types to keep track of: eicosapentaenoic acid ( EPA), docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), and alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). EPA and DHA are found mainly in...
| Sep 16, 2010
| 8:21 AM
A suburban company is touting its mix of vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids as a "pharmaceutical grade" product that can help children with speech problems, even though the capsules are only a dietary supplement whose effectiveness has not been rigorously...
| Sep 18, 2010
| 8:20 PM
The Braveheart Project was started in Scotland during the middle 1990s by a group of coronary heart disease health-care professionals who were concerned that their patients were losing valuable information as they were being referred from one expert in...
| Sep 17, 2010
This is not shaping up to be a good year for people seeking medical help for weight loss. A Food and Drug Administration advisory committee on Thursday voted against recommending approval of the drug lorcaserin. This is the third negative vote on...
| Sep 28, 2010
Nex time you gather for a family reunion, consider sharing something more important than Aunt Martha's macaroni salad recipe.
It's important to know your family medical history, and large family gatherings are the best place to gather the details,...
| Sep 20, 2010
| 5:25 PM
Dennis "Denny Moe" Mitchell is a legend in Harlem. For those who may not recognize his name, they are sure to know his famed business - Denny Moe's SuperStar Barbershop, located at 2496 Fredrick Douglas Boulevard between 133rd and 134th Streets. The...
| Sep 29, 2010
Sadly, the problem with obesity in America doesn't seem to be going away and is not even improving. The latest data shows that adult obesity rates rose in 23 states in 2009 and the trend seems to be continuing in 2010.
Obesity and the problems associated...