Should you have an annual pelvic exam?

Expert groups disagree over the value of an annual pelvic exam for healthy women without symptoms of pelvic diseases. Women should discuss the potential risks and benefits as well as their personal preferences with their doctors. (Locked) More »

Why nutritionists are crazy about nuts

Eating fewer than five 1.5-ounce servings per week of nuts and seeds has been linked to an increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease and diabetes. To reduce health risks, snack on nuts and seeds, substitute them for meat, or add them to cereals, salads, and main dishes. (Locked) More »

Managing statin muscle pain

Muscle aches and cramps—the most common side effects of statins—are more common in women than in men. Treating vitamin D deficiencies and low thyroid hormone levels, changing prescriptions, and making lifestyle changes may help. (Locked) More »

What to do for a sprained ankle

It takes less force to sprain an ankle as we age, but there are steps you can take to prevent sprains and minimize their effects when you have them. It’s important to get medical attention if symptoms don’t improve after a few days. More »

Breast implants linked to rare lymphoma

The FDA has identified over 200 cases of a rare lymphoma in women with breast implants. Implants with textured surfaces were associated with the cancer more frequently than those with smooth surfaces. More »