Additional tests advisable before deciding on treatment for hypothyroidism

Additional tests advisable before deciding on treatment for hypothyroidism

By Marius N. Stan, M.D., Endocrinology, Mayo Clinic DEAR MAYO CLINIC: At my last checkup, the doctor told me I…

Questionable Screenings

Questionable Screenings

Timing is everything in avoiding unnecessary risks that can come with cancer screenings By Nancy Maes Screenings for cancer are…

Chemical Deal

Chemical Deal

Chemicals in Our Products are Wreaking Havoc on Our Health By Megy Karydes Most of us blindly buy products sold…

The Pap Education

The Pap Education

Are women demanding unnecessary tests? By Megy Karydes A cancer that starts the day after a negative Papanicolaou (Pap) test,…

The Possibility of Fewer Football Concussions

The Possibility of Fewer Football Concussions

By Stephanie Eder In the ongoing battle against the potential lifelong brain damage caused by concussions from contact sports, especially…

Worth the Risk

Worth the Risk

Cancer trials come with uncertain outcomes that can lead to innovations By Eve Becker When patients are diagnosed with cancer,…

It’s Not About STDs.  It’s About Fighting Cancer.

It’s Not About STDs. It’s About Fighting Cancer.

How immunizing young girls—and boys—against the human papillomavirus can save lives. By Patrick Kenney Odds are you’ve contracted, are carrying,…

CT Scan Conundrum

CT Scan Conundrum

Radioactive scans can save lives, but at what risk? by Eve Becker Over the past decade, the number of computerized…

Age of the Machines

Age of the Machines

How the da Vinci robot is changing the face of surgery. by Patrick Kenney The idea of machines conducting procedures…

Smart Testing: Health Screenings for Women

Smart Testing: Health Screenings for Women

—Megan DeFelice Yes, yes. You know you’re overdue for your annual physical. And when was the last time you visited…