Many men will experience prostate enlargement as they get older, some to the point that it will cause urination problems. Dr. Michael Naslund, director of the Maryland Prostate Center at the University Maryland Medical Center, said there are many options for treatment, including surgery, drugs and lifestyle changes.
WASHINGTON — The nearly 3 in 10 white girls of high school age who use indoor tanning beds likely will soon come face-to-face with a new and stiffer warning aimed at young people eager to get that sun-kissed glow in a hurry: Don't.
My wife was no help at all when I came home with my latest exercise proposal. "How would you feel," I asked, "about me rappelling down a 15-story building?"
LOS ANGELES — Forget boiling, or antiseptic wipes: The best way to clean a Binky may be putting it in your own mouth.
Okay, it was bright green. But that was the only clue that the kale-banana smoothie I was sipping included a cup of kale leaves and was certifiably "healthy." The only tip that my chicken, served alongside a medley of baby Brussels sprouts, butternut squash and dried cranberries, was good for me was that it had noticeably little salt. Had I been served the chocolate budin in a fashionable restaurant, I never would have guessed that it had just 211 calories.
ATLANTA — In a sign of how health concerns have shaken the beverage industry, Coca-Cola Co. used a boisterous anniversary celebration this week to pledge to make low-calorie drinks and clearer nutritional information more available around the world.
You may have heard advice to dine out less often if you want to weigh less. That's like telling people to leave their cars in the garage if they want to avoid getting into an automobile accident.
Comparison of benefits prompts some insurers to seek to revise their rates
PORTLAND — This is what competition looks like: One health insurer wants to charge $169 a month next year to cover a 40-year-old Portland-area nonsmoker. Another wants $422 a month for the same standard plan.
LOS ANGELES — In yet another scathing critique of government health officials, a federal judge refused Friday to stay his order making emergency contraceptives available to consumers of all ages without a prescription.
Joseph Reilly has been waiting for his victory shave for nearly four and a half months.
LOS ANGELES — A California law that created an agency to oversee national health care reforms granted it sweeping authority to conceal spending on the contractors that will perform most of its functions, creating a barrier from public disclosure that stands out nationwide.
State health officials are asking for public assistance to prevent substandard care.
Even in the same city, costs can vary by thousands
WASHINGTON — Hospitals within the same city sometimes charge tens of thousands of dollars more for the same procedures, according to figures the government released for the first time Wednesday. The federal list sheds new light on the mystery of just how high a hospital bill might go — and whether it's cheaper to get the care somewhere else.
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Health officials aren't on board with health claims
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