November 30, 2016 RSS feed / Health

Can too much walking wear out our knees?

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a reasonably healthy 66-year-old male. I walk 5 miles a day. I have no knee problems. My doctor says I am walking too much and will wear out my knees. Do you agree? — M.D.  More...

Dementia rate declines; future increase is seen

CHICAGO  New research documents another decline in dementia rates but experts say the rising numbers of older Americans may halt that trend unless better ways are found to keep brains healthy.  More...

One Alzheimer’s drug fails, but many others in testing

Another major Alzheimer’s drug study has failed, leaving patients and families wondering if there ever will be a treatment to slow or reverse the most common form of dementia, which afflicts more than 5 million in the United States alone.  More...

Kicking Butts

Everyone knows that smoking is bad for your health. However, as a person with diabetes, smoking carries special risks. You greatly increase the danger of diabetes-related complications.  More...