| May 7, 2010
Exposure to lead in the environment is associated with a sharply increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease, according to research reported in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.
In a new study, the risk of death from...
| Apr 29, 2010
Dear Pharmacist: My wife and I have always had a healthy sex life but lately I'm not able to take care of matters. It is affecting our relationship badly. My physician prescribed Cialis which works, but I don't want to rely on medicine at my age!...
| Jun 15, 2010
The non-profit Men's Health Network has named the week of June 14-20—the week leading up to Father's Day—as Men's Health Week.
According to the Men's Health Network, many men's health issues are preventable, and Men's Health Week is...
| 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...
| Jan 7, 2010
Health experts are reminding patients - especially those at high risk for flu-related complications - to seek medical attention at the first sign of flu. They also warn consumers taking over-the-counter medications to read warning labels and be aware of...
| 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.
| Sep 7, 2010
Women who have their cholesterol checked only to be taken aback at an oddly high level of HDL or LDL might want to check the calendar. Was the appointment at the latter end of the menstrual cycle? The beginning? Their estrogen level at the time might be a...
| Jun 29, 2010
Cardiologists and athletes often monitor heartbeats as a way to gauge health or fitness. But the most popular formula used to calculate maximum heart rate is inaccurate for women because it's based on data from men, according to a study published Monday...
| Mar 26, 2010
By now you're savvy enough to raise an eyebrow at a suspicious health "fact" when you hear one. Tampons contain asbestos? Drinking lemonade will make you lose 10 pounds in five days? You're just not buying it. Unfortunately, some misinformation is only...
| Mar 30, 2010
If you're like many women, you may be reluctant to take hormones during the menopausal years because past studies seemed to recommend against it.
However, a more recent assessment of the data from the Women's Health Initiative was more favorable: It...
| Jun 18, 2010
When a woman stops making estrogen, her body notices. Hot flashes, night sweats, moodiness, foggy thinking — all can be part of the menopausal package.
At first blush, the solution seems obvious: Take extra hormones, and the symptoms of menopause...