| 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...
| Mar 19, 2010
If you have a fitness or health goal, you are likely counting something - reps, whole-grain servings, glasses of water, workout sessions per week, calories.
That's the epiphany that came to Oakland University graduate Chelsea Charles Gossett seven...
| Sep 27, 2010
| 11:37 AM
LOS ANGELES -- The Federal Trade Commission filed a complaint Monday against the makers of POM Wonderful Pomegranate Juice, claiming there is no scientific proof that the products treat or prevent diseases, including heart disease, prostate cancer and...
| Feb 12, 2010
| 4:28 AM
NEW YORK -- Former President Bill Clinton has left the Manhattan hospital where he underwent a heart procedure, a close friend said Friday.
Former Democratic National Committee chairman Terry McAuliffe said on CBS' "The Early Show" that Clinton had...
| Dec 15, 2009
If you're carrying a few extra pounds, you're not alone. But this is one case where following the crowd isn't a good idea. Carrying extra weight - especially belly fat = can be risky.
Michael Jensen, M.D., an endocrinology specialist at Mayo Clinic,...
| Dec 11, 2009
Do you know the greatest threats to men's health?
The list is surprisingly short - and prevention pays off. Consider this top 10 list of men's health threats, compiled from statistics provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and...
| 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...