Are you experiencing normal memory loss or dementia?

Many people experience memory slips as they get older. Memory lapses can be a normal part of aging or a side effect of certain medicines or health conditions. The pattern of memory blips can help distinguish normal age-related memory loss from more serious dementia. (Locked) More »

How to break the sugar habit-and help your health in the process

Eating too much sugar contributes to obesity, heart disease, and an increased risk for death. Sugar is sometimes hard to spot, because it is often hidden in unexpected foods, such as ketchup and salad dressing. Cutting back on sugar can help control appetite and cravings for heavily sweetened foods. More »

Chest pain? How you describe your symptoms matters

Women experience and describe angina—chest pain caused by a reduction in blood flow to part of the heart—somewhat differently than men. It’s important for women to know their heart risks, and for doctors to acknowledge the possibility of angina, no matter how a woman describes her symptoms.  (Locked) More »

Do you know the symptoms of women's cancers?

Many women are not familiar with the symptoms of cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal, and vulvar cancer. Cervical cancer is the only gynecologic cancer with a screening test (Pap test). It’s important for women to be aware of symptoms such as abnormal vaginal bleeding, pelvic pain or pressure, abdominal pain, and bloating, and to report these symptoms to their gynecologist or primary care provider. (Locked) More »

High-fiber diet might reduce stroke risk

Increasing total dietary fiber by 7 grams a day-the amount contained in a bowl of whole-grain pasta, an apple, and a serving of tomatoes-can lower stroke risk by 7%, researchers have found. (Locked) More »

Side effects don't have to stop statin users

Statin drugs can help bring down cholesterol levels, but they also can cause side effects. A study finds that many people who stop taking statin drugs because of side effects often can tolerate these drugs when they try taking them again. (Locked) More »