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Relief for Dry Eye

Dry eye is a condition that can be frustrating for the patient because of chronic symptoms and discomfort. But relief is within reach for most patients, although it may take some trial and error.

Minimally Invasive Treatments for BPE: Tradeoffs to Consider

Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) is the most common surgical treatment for benign prostatic enlargement (BPE), but a newer technique may appeal to men who want to avoid certain side effects.

Can You Prevent Mild Cognitive Impairment?

Nearly everyone who lives long enough experiences some cognitive decline, which is considered normal. However, dementia, including Alzheimer's disease, is not a normal part of aging, even though its incidence rises rapidly after age 65.

Do You Really Have Asthma?

Asthma is a chronic disease involving inflammation of the airways in the lungs, making breathing difficult. It has multiple causes and can be treated, but not cured. In the past, asthma was often underdiagnosed, but in recent years, there has been increased attention on the need for timely treatment. Yet an emerging body of research has…

How to Control Food Portions

Everything "in moderation" is considered sound and practical advice for a healthy life, especially when it comes to diet and weight management. And it is especially good advice to keep in mind during the holidays. But ask three people to specify what a "moderate" amount of a food-say, cookies, pasta, or cheese-is, and you're likely to…

Do I Really Need THAT Exam?

When men discuss screening for prostate cancer with their physicians, some ask: Do I really need the digital rectal exam (DRE)? This physical evaluation allows doctors to check for growths and other abnormalities on the prostate that could signal the presence of cancer, but it also causes anxiety in many men.

How Much Protein Do You Need After 50?

The buzz is so strong that in many people's minds protein has become synonymous with the term "healthy," and Weight Watchers has incorporated protein into its SmartPoints program. But dietary surveys show that more than half of Americans actually get more protein than the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends.

BPH Surgery: Know Your Options

Known as simple prostatectomy, surgery for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), typically involves removing only the prostate tissue that is surrounding and pressing on the urethra.

Best Exercises for Painful Hands

Brushing your teeth, buttoning your shirt, opening a jar-these are routine daily activities that most people take for granted. But if you have arthritis and it affects your hands, performing these and other basic tasks can be challenging. Fortunately, exercising your hands can help reduce the pain, improve your range of motion, and ultimately, enable you…

COPD and Exercise: Why It’s Essential

If chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) leaves you feeling tired and breathless, exercising may be the last thing you want to do. But it's near the top of the list of things you should do to alleviate your symptoms.