What do the new mammography guidelines mean for you?

The American Cancer Society and the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommend different breast cancer screening schedules. Women should base their decision on their personal risks and preferences and a discussion with their doctor.  More »

Do you need a drug for osteoporosis?

Recent evidence indicates that the use of bone-building drugs is responsible for a decline in hip fractures. They are now available as tablets, injections, and infusions. You can choose one based on your health profile and lifestyle.  (Locked) More »

What your heart rate is telling you

A low resting heart rate and high maximum heart rate are associated with a reduced risk of heart attack and death. Regular exercise helps to lower resting heart rate and raise maximum heart rate. (Locked) More »

Cheap reading glasses: Helpful or harmful?

Inexpensive magnifying reading glasses are fine for some people, but only after a professional eye examination indicates that they are appropriate. People who have astigmatism or need a different correction for each eye require prescription lenses. (Locked) More »

How fitness trackers can improve your health

Electronic fitness trackers can motivate people to stay with exercise and weight-loss programs. The companion apps store data and allow it to be shared with friends, family, and health care providers. (Locked) More »