| Jun 26, 2012
| 4:59 PM
I've been attending a conference for my continuing education (I still love going to school) and one of the topics was "Universal Cholesterol Screening in Children." While adults have known the importance of maintaining a healthy cholesterol level for a...
| Jul 6, 2010
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved a new drug for osteoporosis. Amgen's Prolia (denosumab) prevents fractures in postmenopausal women at a rate similar to the most popular drugs on the market — bisphosphonates such as Fosamax,...
| Mar 26, 2010
By now you're savvy enough to raise an eyebrow at a suspicious health "fact" when you hear one. Tampons contain asbestos? Drinking lemonade will make you lose 10 pounds in five days? You're just not buying it. Unfortunately, some misinformation is only...
| Mar 22, 2010
Danielle Gayden of Oakland, Calif., had to stick her face in front of a fan for almost an hour to cool down. Second to her intolerance for heat was the anxiety, which caused her heart to beat 200 times a minute and sent her to the emergency room a dozen...
| May 7, 2010
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm wondering if I have hypothyroidism. My thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) is normal, but my free thyroxine is on the low end of the normal range. My doctor recommends I take a small dosage of a synthetic thyroid hormone. Do I need...
| Apr 6, 2011
| 1:29 PM
Q I am searching for a way to remove underarm odor from clothes. I tried diluted vinegar, but it did not work at all. Is there anything else?
A Several years ago, we heard from a person who used to work for the wardrobe department in a theater. Some...
| Jun 21, 2010
| 8:02 AM
Use the checklists below to help you stay healthy to age 50 and beyond. The checklists help answer your questions about what daily steps you can take for good health; whether you need medicines to prevent disease; and which screening tests you need and...
| Oct 17, 2011
| 4:22 AM
First, the good news: Pennsylvania is following the national rate of decline in coronary heart disease. According to new data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. rate of people with heart-related chest pain called angina and...
| Sep 12, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Football linemen are getting bigger and bigger -- fatter and fatter in most cases -- even at the high school level. And while attaining such size will end up helping a tiny minority of them earn a living at the......
| Feb 11, 2010
When you think about high cholesterol and heart problems, a teenager usually doesn't come to mind. But more and more often, an unhealthy lifestyle as a teenager can lead to serious problems down the road.
"Yeah, he's tall and very thin," said Jackie...
| Feb 16, 2010
Hey guys, listen up
are you under the assumption that routine visits to the doc aren't necessary? If so, read on.
Let's face it, for men under 50 who live a healthy lifestyle - manage a healthy diet, do not smoke, drink in moderation, exercise...