| 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...
| 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...
| Aug 30, 2011
| 12:38 PM
Las Vegas doesn’t always do the greatest job of rolling out the red carpet for middle-aged women. If you’ve left your hot-babe years in the rear-view mirror, you can feel invisible.
Fortunately, there is “Menopause the Musical,”...
| Mar 5, 2008
Three years after they stopped hormone replacement therapy, women who took the drugs still had a 27% higher risk of developing breast cancer than those who took a placebo, researchers reported today.
The women were participants in the Women's Health...
| Dec 14, 2009
| 9:32 PM
Post-menopausal women taking antidepressants are at higher risk of suffering a stroke or of dying of any cause than are those who do not take such medications, a study released Monday found. The authors of the study, published in the......
| Sep 4, 2009
Thanks to Viagra, Cialis and Levitra, men with erectile dysfunction can get on board the Food and Drug Administration-approved love train. But women who experience a different sexual problem -- sagging libido -- have been left at the station.
That may be...
| Apr 13, 2007
| 12:56 AM
My dad did everything he could to look his best that morning. He shaved, brushed his hair and changed into a clean shirt.
I stepped into his room, where he lay on his bed, propped up with pillows. His face was pale and his eyelids heavy; an oxygen...
| Aug 10, 1998
If you are lucky, this is the way cancer treatment ends, not with a bang but a whimper.
Let's see, of the treatments listed for me in November: chemo--it's done; surgery--done; radiation--done. It remained only to go see my oncologist, Dr. James Waisman,...