Preventive care




  • Better Blood Pressure Testing?>

    Better Blood Pressure Testing

    by Wellness Letter

    Blood pressure measurement in medical settings is often inaccurate, which may lead many people to be misdiagnosed as having—or not having—hypertension. New guidelines from the American Heart Association (AHA) aim to address this problem.

  • Keeping Your Cool in the Heat?>

    Keeping Your Cool in the Heat

    by Health After 50

    Older people are especially susceptible to heat-related ailments such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke, in part because aging reduces the body's ability to cool off. Here's how to recognize heat-related illnesses, plus tips for prevention.

  • Taking BPH Drugs? Be Monitored for Diabetes?>
    Wellness Tip

    Taking BPH Drugs? Be Monitored for Diabetes

    by Wellness Letter

    Men who take finasteride (brand name Proscar) or the closely related dutasteride (Avodart) for an enlarged prostate should be monitored for type 2 diabetes, because these drugs increase the risk of this disease, a recent study found.