| May 30, 2013
| 2:32 PM
This is the second of two articles updating women of all ages on the use of hormones.
I had to bite my tongue while sitting at Zinc Cafe & Market in Laguna Beach (one of my favorite places) the other day. Two beautiful young women who looked to be...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 9:19 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Now there are 135.
That's how many medical tests, treatments and other procedures - many used for decades - physicians have now identified as almost always unnecessary and often harmful, and which doctors and patients should...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 5:31 PM
Q: Now that I'm nearing divorce court (in large part due to sexual difficulties), I was dismayed by the response to a person inquiring about finasteride (Proscar). I have every single side effect in your answer.
I have not taken Proscar for some time. I...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 9:19 AM
The AHA and the American Stroke Association recommend a daily intake of 1,500 milligrams of sodium -- the average is 3,400 mg.Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death worldwide, and high blood pressure is a major risk factor. For the...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 5:30 PM
Q: I am 17 years old and was recently diagnosed with osteoporosis due to anorexia. I am hesitant to start taking a drug for osteoporosis because it seems that it can have bad side effects.
Have you heard about any natural remedies? I have seen a few...
| May 21, 2013
| 8:43 AM
This is the first of a two-part series updating women of all ages on the use of hormones.
It is a pleasure to be back putting pencil to paper with good news for women going through "the change."
A Global Consensus Statement, hot off the press in the...
| May 18, 2013
What is gluten?
Gluten is a protein that is found in certain grains, including wheat, barley and rye and triticale (a cross between wheat and rye).
What problems prompt people to avoid gluten?
Gluten causes inflammation of the small intestine in...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 9:40 AM
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Men with excessive fat around their abdomen, commonly known as a "beer belly," are at an elevated risk for heart disease and Type 2 diabetes, and now researchers are adding osteoporosis to the list of potential hazards.
More than 37...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 6:15 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters) - America's ageing population is posing special challenges, fitness experts say, because it is difficult to design effective workout routines for people with such a wide range of abilities.
For one 70-year-old, the goal may be to run a...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 10:46 AM
There has been a lot of news about medical tests lately. Physicians are coming out against unnecessary testing and screenings to save patients time, money and health risks.
As a senior, how do you know which tests or screenings you should have done, and...
| Apr 12, 2013
| 2:14 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women who did a high-intensity aquatic workout for six months increased their strength and suffered fewer falls, in a new study that suggests bone- and muscle-building resistance can be achieved with the right kinds of water...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 7:12 PM
Getting around is a challenge for 66 year old Patricia Slaughter. She has a host of health problems and can only walk short distances.
"I have osteoporosis; I am diabetic; I have had two heart attacks; I've got a stint in my heart and I have high blood...