February 22, 2012 RSS feed / Health

Blood pressure

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I’ve always heard that at older ages, it doesn’t matter how high the first number of a blood pressure reading is; it’s bound to rise with age. More...

Hepatitis C killing ‘boomers’

WASHINGTON  Deaths from liver-destroying hepatitis C are on the rise, and new data shows baby boomers especially should take heed — they are most at risk.  More...

Frequently Asked Questions: High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a common but serious condition that often affects people with diabetes. Your doctor should be checking your blood pressure at every visit.  Why is it important to keep blood pressure under control?  More...

Implanted chip delivers drug

WASHINGTON  Medication via remotecontrol instead of a shot? Scientists implanted microchips in seven women that did just that, oozing out the right dose of a bonestrengthening drug once a day without them even noticing.  More...