Marriage and men's health

Statistics on marriage and health show that married men are healthier than unmarried or divorced men, and are also more likely to live longer. However, marital stress has a negative effect on physical and mental health. Marriage positively affects a men's survival rate for specific diseases, including America's leading killers, cardiovascular disease and cancer.  More »

Psoriasis: More than skin deep

Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition characterized by thick, raised red patches that are often covered with flaking, silvery scales. The cause of this skin condition is not known, but may be a combination of heredity and immune system response. It is not curable, but can often be managed with various treatment methods. (Locked) More »

Health clubs: Are they right for you?

Before making the commitment to join a health club and possibly sign a contract, take time to consider your goals and needs to make sure you find the facility that's right for you. If you use it, you'll feel great and enjoy many health benefits, but if not, you'll just feel guilty and wasteful. Here are a few tips to help you decide about joining a club — and to help you get the most from your club after you've signed up, including health club etiquette. (Locked) More »

On call: Osteoporosis and prostate cancer

  My 64-year-old wife was diagnosed with osteoporosis. Her doctor said medication would help, and he reassured her that having osteoporosis indicates reduced risk for breast cancer. I want to know if osteoporosis in men affects the risk of prostate cancer.   (Locked) More »

On call: Flomax and cataract surgery

I am 78, with an enlarged prostate and cataracts. I take Flomax for my prostate, but I've been told that it can cause complications during cataract surgery. Should I stop taking Flomax before I have surgery- -and if so, what should I do about my prostate? (Locked) More »