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Vitamin D's primary function is to help the body absorb calcium, though it may also protect against prostate cancer and other diseases. Many people do not get enough from sunlight, its natural source, and should get the needed amount via a supplement.
BNP is a hormone produced by the body when the heart is enlarged. Testing a person's BNP level is an easy and accurate way to help doctors diagnose congestive heart failure.
A British study suggests a link between increased stress and a
rise in cholesterol level, and a follow-up several years later
showed the trend continued over time.
A urologist diagnosed prostate cancer, and I decided to have my
prostate removed. I've done fine, except that I have to urinate
two or three times every night, just as before. I thought
prostate operations were supposed to help this. What went wrong?