Do you need mammograms?

Although much of the research has found that mammograms do reduce the risk of dying from breast cancer over the long term, these screening tests can have false-positive results, which could lead to unnecessary tests or treatments. Considering the risks and benefits, is it worthwhile to have routine mammograms? Before you get your next mammogram, learn the pros and cons of this controversial screening test. (Locked) More »

Statins and women

Heart disease is the leading killer of both men and women. Statins have been successful in preventing heart attacks, strokes, and heart-related deaths.  But for women, the advantages of these cholesterol-lowering drugs have not always been as clear as they are in men. (Locked) More »

Could a silent stroke erode your memory?

A traditional stroke can be dramatic—and devastating. As part of the brain is starved of its blood supply, cells may die and a person can lose the ability to speak, move, and remember. A "silent stroke" is far subtler and harder to spot, but researchers are finding that they can still have a significant and lasting impact on memory. The good news is that silent strokes are a preventable form of memory loss. This lifestyle tips can help you avoid a silent stroke and protect your memory. More »

Stomach bug

The norovirus ia a group of viruses that infect the stomach and intestines. Find out how one pesky virus could ruin your summer vacation — if you're not careful. (Locked) More »

Menopause group reassures women about hormone therapy

The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) offered some reassurance that hormone therapy can be safe and effective for symptoms like hot flashes and night sweats, provided that it's prescribed with a woman's individual health in mind. (Locked) More »

Goodbye to yearly pap smears for some women over 65

If you're over 65, you may no longer need to see your clinician for a Pap smear every year, according to new cervical cancer screening recommendations from both the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and American Cancer Society. (Locked) More »