Bladder cancer: Men at risk

One of the unappreciated benefits of growing older is that cancer of the testicles becomes rare — but as men outgrow that risk, they face the problem of prostate cancer. With these well-publicized diseases to head their worry list, it's easy for men to overlook bladder cancer — but that would be a mistake. More »

Beyond the coronary arteries: Possible benefits of statin drugs Part I: Meet the statins

Statins can reduce the risk of heart attacks and other major clinical manifestations of coronary artery disease (CAD) by up to 37%, with the greatest benefit going to men at the highest risk. And since heart disease is America's leading cause of death, it's no wonder that the seven statin drugs are the best-selling prescription medications in the United States. A large body of research suggests they may also have important benefits beyond the coronary arteries. (Locked) More »

Take your pills

One of every three adults in our country has high blood pressure which increases the risk of heart attack, stroke, heart failure, and kidney failure. Most cases could be prevented by simple lifestyle measures such as dietary salt restriction, weight control, and moderate exercise. A study of men with newly diagnosed hypertension underlines the importance of regularly taking the medication prescribed by your doctor. (Locked) More »

Beer belly

I am a healthy, active 39-year-old. I enjoy a beer with dinner, and a six-pack most weekends. Over the past year or two, I've had to let my belt out, and now I'm letting out my pants. So here's my question: is beer really responsible for my "beer belly"? More »