| 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 3, 2010
Q: Are there any drugs to help women achieve orgasm after menopause?
A: I wish I could say yes, but there are no specific drugs for this purpose.
Viagra, which helps men maintain erections, has been tried on women. The results in helping women with...
| Sep 28, 2010
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm a 40-year-old woman, and last month I experienced my first migraine headache. Friends have told me that because I've had one migraine, I'll likely get more as I get older, until I reach menopause. Is that true? If so, what can I do...
| Oct 4, 2010
Some researchers – and surely many women – have suspected that stress can exacerbate symptoms of PMS. Some of the most common symptoms of premenstrual syndrome are anger, anxiety, depression, mood swings and decreased concentration – all...
| 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 17, 2010
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My sister, who is 47, has been diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer. Her doctor recommends she take tamoxifen for five years after her lumpectomy and radiation treatment. Why is this necessary? We don't have a family history of...
| 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 21, 2010
Density. It's a less obvious feature of the female breast than, say, size. But at least when it comes to good health, it's probably more important.
In fact, it just might be the greatest cancer risk you've never heard of.
Study after study has found...
| Sep 10, 2010
You can't do much about those deposits of fat and waste products that dimple the skin on your thighs and buttocks, but you can do something. Here's what:
Lose extra pounds. Yes, thin people can get cellulite. But extra fat in the body tends to increase...
| Jun 6, 2011
Physicist Rosalyn S. Yalow, who shared the 1977 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for the development of a medical diagnostic test that revolutionized patient care and led to a new understanding of diabetes and a host of other diseases, died May 30 in...
| 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...