Abdominal aortic aneurysms: Triple A, double trouble

An abdominal aortic aneurysm is a widening of the artery where it passes through the stomach. AAs are responsible for at least 9,000 deaths in the United States each year, making them our 13th leading killer. The size of the aneurysm helps determine the risk of rupture, and whether it should be repaired surgically. New advances in diagnosis and therapy are dramatically improving the management of this condition. (Locked) More »

Is sex exercise? And is it hard on the heart?

As many men get older, they wonder if sex is a good form of exercise or if it's too strenuous for the heart. These questions may sound like locker room banter, but they are actually quite important — and they now have solid scientific answers. More »

Medical memo: Cholesterol and prostate cancer

Ask men about their top health worries, and most will put cholesterol and prostate cancer high on the list. That's understandable, since unfavorable cholesterol levels contribute to heart attack and stroke, the first and fourth leading causes of death in America, and prostate cancer takes about 32,000 lives a year. Still, while most men understand the link between cholesterol and cardiovascular disease, few suspect a link between cholesterol and cancer. Research is beginning to change that. (Locked) More »

Excessive perspiration

Compared to the problems your readers ask about, my issue may seem silly. But I hope you'll give me some advice, since it really is very annoying. I'm troubled by excessive sweating. (Locked) More »