| Jun 21, 2012
| 7:57 PM
EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the second in a three-part series on menopausal hormone care.
The following is a hypothetical but typical scenario.
Leann is a 50-year-old woman whose menstrual periods have stopped. She is gaining weight, flashing all night...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 11:31 AM
Often, those who are very overweight have tried dieting for years before giving up in frustration. But more obese people are turning to bariatric surgery to jump-start their weight-loss programs.
The surgery is low-risk but isn't for everyone. It...
| Jul 4, 2012
Dear Pharmacist: My sister and mother have both had breast cancer, so far I'm OK (but obviously worried). What is your No. 1 recommendation for me. — K.B., Orlando
Dear K.B.: When it comes to breast health, weight matters the most in my opinion....
| Jun 26, 2012
| 10:42 AM
A birth control gel for men sharply lowered sperm counts with few side effects, researchers reported Tuesday. The gel, containing testosterone and a synthetic progestin called Nestorone, will require substantially more testing, but it has the potential to...
| Jun 27, 2012
A calorie is a calorie is a calorie — or is it?
Maybe not, a small study has found. Once the pounds are shed, the proportions of carbohydrates, proteins and fats you chow down on may determine whether you keep the weight off — or slowly but...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 2:05 PM
Dinosaurs: coldblooded or warmblooded? Inquiring paleontologists have long wanted to know, and a new study offers thoughts on the issue. Basically, it says that a central line of evidence for coldbloodedness is all wet.
For years, some dinosaur mavens...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 4:44 PM
Editor's note: This is the last in a three-part series on menopausal hormones.
Put simply, bioidentical is a marketing term, first introduced into contemporary parlance by celebrities endorsing products.
The medical community has embraced this...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 11:09 AM
With the extreme heat, and even in less extreme temperatures, those who spend any time outside must stay properly hydrated. Some drinks are better than others, and some people need more fluids than others, says Dr. Marc I. Leavey, an internist at Mercy...
| Jul 31, 2012
Diane doesn't want us to use her last name for this story--so it goes when it comes to menopause.
"There is this impression that it means you're old and used and all dried up and nobody wants that connation," Diane said with a laugh.
She’s 52 is...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 10:03 AM
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Six Additions to Your Diet
Dark Leafy Greens
Think kale, spinach, broccoli, etc. Contain calcium, magnesium, iron, potassium, phosphorous and zinc, as well as vitamins A,...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 1:41 PM
Dietitians were once found mainly in hospitals and health care facilities treating patients with diabetes or kidney issues.
While those needs still exist, healthy eating, overcoming the obesity epidemic, quality school lunches and bio-engineered foods...