Lifestyle prevention: Does it work? And why?

Living a healthy lifestyle is the surest way to delay or prevent illness. Research is confirming that following simple, prudent health habits increases longevity and quality of life, and even making one or two changes is better than doing nothing. (Locked) More »

Climate change and your health

Increased levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere are changing the earth's climate, which affects everyone's health in the form of more instances of extreme weather, poorer air quality, an increase in insect-borne illnesses, and more. (Locked) More »

Genetic screening for prostate cancer

Genetic testing may soon be able to predict a man's risk of getting prostate cancer, but the tests can give false or misleading results. Men with a family history of the disease will probably benefit more from such testing when it is available. (Locked) More »

On call: Statin therapy

I am 55. My cholesterol counts are normal, but my wife clipped an article about a study that found statin drugs prevent heart attacks even in people with normal cholesterol. My golfing partners all take cholesterol medication - should I join them? (Locked) More »