| Apr 11, 2011
| 12:02 PM
Asthma is often overlooked in older patients, but why?
We asked two leading experts to weigh in. Dr. Charles E. Reed is a former head of the division of allergic diseases at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Dr. Monroe King is an associate professor of...
| May 2, 2011
A dizzying number of factors can conspire against sexual desire as midlife approaches: depression, medications, illness, career worries, financial pressures, marriage troubles, young children in the home (or an empty nest), the sense that life is half...
| Dec 2, 2010
| 7:31 AM
WASHINGTON - The generation that promoted free love has grown old and cranky about sex.
Faced with performance problems, menopause blues and an increased mismatch of expectations between the sexes, baby boomers are the unhappiest Americans of all when...
| Jun 30, 2010
| 2:11 PM
The arthritis pill Vioxx was withdrawn but menopause hormones were not, even though both were tied to heart risks. A multiple sclerosis medicine was pulled and later allowed back on.
So, when is a drug too risky to stay on the market?
| Jul 29, 2010
| 4:14 PM
Millions of post- menopausal women take calcium supplements in an effort to stave off osteoporosis, but recent studies have shown that the pills provide little benefit: Even though they may increase bone density, they do not reduce the risk of fractures...
| Aug 5, 2010
The audience wasn't happy. Its members — private citizens, healthcare professionals and advocates for the elderly — had gathered to hear a report on how to prevent Alzheimer's; instead, they were told that, in fact, nothing has been proved...
| Jan 12, 2011
Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives--or so states the open of a popular soap opera--but for some women--the days and years go by much faster--reaching what doctors call perimenopause as early as their mid 30's.
Jaclyn Allsup is...
| Jan 25, 2011
| 5:54 PM
The breast cancer drug tamoxifen may stall the progression of non-small cell lung cancer in those who take it after breast cancer treatment, a new study has found.
Tamoxifen is the oldest of a wide array of medications that block the action of the...
| Jan 26, 2011
| 1:55 PM
Cory and I met by chance... I was having a st.patricks day party with friends only 3 months out of a longterm relationship, and for the frist time in my life I wasn't looking love after many failed longterm relationships most of which were tales of...
| Aug 18, 2010
| 2:27 PM
Several of my friends have had falls recently where they have broken a bone. They were told they have osteoporosis but they were unaware of it until they broke a bone. What exactly is osteoporosis, and how do you know if you have it?
Osteoporosis is a...
| Sep 20, 2010
| 2:30 PM
A daughter breaks a leg without an injury. Yet another girl, an avid runner, suffers multiple fractures ... what's going on? The bone robbing disease typically reserved for older women is striking teenagers and young women with a vengeance. Is your...
| Sep 22, 2010
The earlier a girl gets her first period, the greater her risk of developing breast cancer later in life. That's because cancer risk rises the longer a woman's breast tissue is exposed to estrogens released during her menstrual cycle, so fewer...