Are you really getting enough exercise?

Intensity and duration of exercise determine how effective it is. Brisk walking for 30 minutes on most days is adequate for cardiovascular conditioning. For strength training, a professional trainer can help you determine the amount of weight to lift and the number of repetitions you need to do. More »

6 ways to use your mind to control pain

Mind-body techniques can help reduce the need for pain medication. Techniques include deep breathing, eliciting the relaxation response, meditation with guided imagery, mindfulness, yoga and tai chi, and positive thinking. More »

Menopause symptoms can last longer than you expect

Recent studies indicate that women may have menopausal symptoms into their 60s. There are several new tools to help you decide among the many treatment options—lifestyle modifications, nonhormonal medication, and hormone therapy. More »

How you can make colonoscopy prep easier

Colonoscopy saves lives, and adequate prep is essential for a successful colonoscopy. New split dosing schedules and low-volume laxatives make preparing for colonoscopy easier to tolerate. (Locked) More »

Why do women fall?

Older age, alcohol consumption, medication use, diabetes, and osteoporosis are linked with an increased risk of falls for women, but not men. (Locked) More »