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  • Prescribing “the best medicine”

    Prescribing “the best medicine”

    Are you exercising enough to prevent heart disease? It can help you lose weight; decrease your blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar; and reduce your stress. But wait, there’s more: it also lowers your odds of a heart attack or other cardiovascular event and may even extend your life. This wonder drug isn’t a drug […]

  • Medicare now covers exercise training for blocked leg arteries

    Medicare now covers exercise training for blocked leg arteries

    Research we’re watching About 8.5 million Americans have peripheral artery disease, or PAD, in which fatty plaque clogs arteries outside of the heart, most commonly in the legs. The hallmark symptom is calf or thigh pain while walking that goes away when you rest. The safest, most effective treatment for PAD is supervised exercise training, […]

  • Vaginal Yeast Infection

    Vaginal Yeast Infection

    What Is It? Vaginal yeast infections, also called “Candida vaginal infections,” typically are caused by the Candida albicans fungus. During a lifetime, 75% of all women are likely to have at least one vaginal Candida infection, and up to 45% have two or more. Women tend to be more likely to get vaginal yeast infections […]

  • Does prostate cancer screening matter?

    Does prostate cancer screening matter?

    The latest guidelines suggest you should have an engaged conversation with your doctor about PSA testing. Image: © Mark Bowden/Thinkstock An annual prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test to check for signs of possible prostate cancer sounds innocent enough, but new guidelines suggest the test offers few long-term benefits, and substantial possible harm. The updated guidelines from […]

  • Heart disease and erectile function

    Heart disease and erectile function

    Men: Don’t be surprised if a discussion with your doctor about erection problems veers into a talk about your heart, or vice versa. Problems getting or keeping an erection may be a red flag for heart trouble down the road, and many men with heart disease have sexual concerns they aren’t talking about. The connection […]

  • Are erectile dysfunction pills safe for men with heart disease?

    Are erectile dysfunction pills safe for men with heart disease?

    Published: September, 2005 In men without cardiovascular disease, erectile dysfunction (ED) pills are very safe. The three rivals — Viagra, Cialis, and Levitra — have similar side effects, including headache, facial flushing, nasal congestion, diarrhea, backache, and, in a few Viagra or Levitra users, temporary impaired color vision (men with retinitis pigmentosa, a rare eye […]

  • When You Visit Your Doctor – Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections

    When You Visit Your Doctor – Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections

    Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections Questions to Discuss with Your Doctor: With each of the bladder or urinary tract infections that you have you had, as far back as you can remember: What were the dates of each? Was a urine culture done to prove you had an infection? What treatment was given, and how quickly […]

  • When You Visit Your Doctor – Erectile Dysfunction or Impotence

    When You Visit Your Doctor – Erectile Dysfunction or Impotence

    Erectile Dysfunction or Impotence Questions to Discuss with Your Doctor: Do you smoke cigarettes? Have you been screened for other medical problems such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart disease, and diabetes? Do you exercise regularly? How much? How often? Do you have a neurologic disease or sickle-cell disease? Are you taking any medications […]

  • When You Visit Your Doctor – Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)

    When You Visit Your Doctor – Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)

    Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), or Enlarged Prostate Questions to Discuss With Your Doctor: Over the past month, how often have you had a sensation of not emptying your bladder completely after you finished urinating? Over the past month, how often have you had to urinate again less than two hours after you finished urinating? Over […]

  • Ask the doctor: Herbal supplements to treat erectile dysfunction?

    Ask the doctor: Herbal supplements to treat erectile dysfunction?

    Ask the doctor Q. I have used prescription medication for my erectile dysfunction (ED), but have seen herbal products advertised to help with ED. Do they work? A. Despite the heavy advertising of pills to “improve your sex life,” there is no proof that most dietary supplements—which include vitamins, nutritional additives, and herbal products—are effective. […]

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