Treating prostate cancer, Part I: The big picture

A man who is diagnosed with prostate cancer has many treatment options, including doing nothing. The disease's typically slow progresssion makes comparing treatments difficult, but it also gives men time to consider all options and seek additional advice. (Locked) More »

Optimism and your health

Numerous studies have shown an association between a positive, optimistic life outlook and lower risk of heart attack, high blood pressure, and coronary artery disease, as well as better overall health and improved longevity. More »

On call: Pseudoephedrine and blood pressure

I am a 64-year-old man, and I've just been diagnosed with high blood pressure. For many years, I've used Sudafed to clear my nose when I have a cold or allergy attack. It has always worked well, but is it safe for my blood pressure? (Locked) More »

On call: Discolored respiratory mucus

When I get a flow of green mucus from my nose after a cold, I get a prescription for antibiotics. But last week my doctor was on vacation, and the young covering M.D. would not call in an antibiotic. I was very upset. What can I do if this happens again? (Locked) More »