| Dec 22, 2008
Should statin drugs be put in the water, or what?
More than 13 million Americans are taking these medications to lower their cholesterol and hopefully stave off heart disease -- a job the drugs appear to excel at. Statins can lower "bad" LDL...
| Apr 6, 2009
It's a good thing dietary guidelines aren't laws. If they were, just about all of us could be found guilty. Even if you load fruit onto your whole-grain cereal and pile greens on your sandwiches, chances are you're regularly falling short on one or more...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 12:36 PM
| Mar 21, 2012
| 4:22 PM
It's So On. We were sort of wondering how long it would take Pennsylvania to (forgive us) join the tit-for-tat battle over mandatory ultrasound examinations for women seeking abortions. The answer, apparently, is roughly a month. Yesterday, state Sen....
| Sep 6, 2012
Two years ago, in September 2010, the Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute treated its first patient for prostate cancer. After years of planning and seed money from local, state and federal sources, HUPTI, a $225 million project — the...
| Apr 4, 2012
The new listing of 45 common treatments patients and doctors should question is part of a growing movement that challenges routine care.
Next up: The upcoming Avoiding Avoidable Care summit, to be held on April 25 in Boston, will bring together more than...
| Jan 11, 2012
| 9:10 AM
Researchers at Johns Hopkins and the University of Michigan have discovered an inherited mutation linked to significantly higher risk of prostate cancer development at a younger age.
The discovery, after two decades of looking, provides insight into...
| Mar 12, 2012
| 11:34 AM
In February, the Hampton Roads Prostate Health Forum held an early detection workshop and screening in Hampton.
The group partnered with Queen Street Baptist Church, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Urology of Virginia, Virginia Oncology Associates and...
| Mar 12, 2012
| 11:42 AM
They don't call it "The Big C" for nothing. People don't even like to say the word out loud.
The good news, we're told, is that there are many things we can do - or not do - in our adult lives to lower our risk of developing different types of cancer....
| Mar 14, 2012
| 5:07 PM
Good news for all you guys who got clipped.
Yeah, seems like your little sacrifice paid off.
A new study suggests that men who leave a little bit of themselves behind, reduce the risk of getting cancer in their behind, so to speak.
Researchers at the...
| Mar 30, 2012
Marty Mitcham's life was on track until 2008 when it was briefly derailed by prostate cancer.
He followed all the health rules.
"I had heard that at age 50 you should have a PSA,” Marty recalled. “In my case it was very far along at that...