A study that casts doubt on the usefulness of mammograms for long-term cancer survival may have grabbed headlines recently. But health experts maintain that annual mammograms for women over age 40 will save lives.
Pros and cons of extensions and medications
A recent study found patients with advanced peripheral arterial disease who took statins were half as likely to suffer heart attacks and strokes compared with patients not taking statins. Death rates also were cut in half.
While it took us a while to get to this point, this new world of healthcare will be better for all of us. Patients, doctors, and the people who pay for healthcare services all will benefit.
About half of all women have uterine fibroids, but most don’t have any problems. Still, fibroid fallacies abound — from the belief that they are cancerous to the assumption that a hysterectomy is needed. Find the facts.
We are a society, unfortunately, with a phobia about death. It’s deeply saddening that as a society, we don’t do more to ensure that we have a death we have thought about and helped to shaped as much as possible.
You sit passively and let the doctor lecture you. You don’t take notes. You don’t ask questions. Don’t be that patient.
The bulky body braces once used to treat scoliosis are a thing of the past. Today, subtle braces and surgery can correct kids’ spine curvatures and achieve long-term spinal health.
When it comes to your heart health, studies show that the amount of caffeine in a few cups of coffee a day typically isn’t harmful. However, the risk of energy drinks isn’t one worth taking. Here’s why.
When it comes to your health, who you are and where you come from matter. When you gather your family health history, include your ancestry and ethnicity.
Baked polenta fries are a great twist on traditional french fries. This easy recipe can compliment dinner any night of the week.