VIA:  Health.Com By:  Ed Edelson/HealthDay Reporter Use of testosterone for heart failure has been controversial in some cases.  About one of every four men with chronic heart failure has evidence of testosterone deficiency, as production of the hormone declines with age. Few studies of testosterone therapy in heart failure have been done in the United […]

VIA:  Health.Com Regular eye exams are important According to Sean F. Murphy, MD, Opthomologist at the Eye Care Institute in Louisville, KY, prevention is the key when it comes to vision related complications of diabetes. “Diabetic damage is kind of like going down the stairs. Wherever you are, our first goal is to kind of […]

VIA:  Health.Com Excess weight is the number one risk factor for type 2 diabetes.  A person who is over weight or obese is 90 times likely to develop type 2 diabetes according to health.Com.  Because belly fat sits in your mid section and surrounds organs that are vital in regulating blood sugar belly fat can […]

VIA:  Health.Com What is episiotomy? An episiotomy is a cut that the doctor or midwife makes in the perineum (say “pair-uh-NEE-um”)—the skin and muscle between the vagina Click here to see an illustration. and anus. This cut is made just before the baby’s head is delivered. It makes the opening of the vagina larger. It […]

VIA:  Health.Com By:  Robert Preidt SOURCE: Radiological Society of North America, news release, Feb. 23, 2010 Dr. Janie Lee, and her collegues used statistical modeling to compare the costs and benefits of mammography alone, MRI alone, and mammography and MRI combined in a hypothetical group of 25-year-old women with BRCA1 mutations, which significantly increase the […]

Via: www.elev8.com // WASHINGTON (RNS) Researchers say they’ve found the most religious place on Earth–between the southern border of the Sahara Desert and the tip of South Africa.Religion is “very important” to more than three-quarters of the population in 17 of 19 sub-Saharan nations, according to a new survey. In contrast, in the United States, […]

Via: www.elev8.com // The Ideal Wife by Jacqueline Thomas is a book that takes you off into a young woman’s quest to be the perfect spouse when she introduces Jana Collins, a 24 year old new wife who marries a superstar lawyer, Lawrence Collins. Lawrence Collins swept her off her feet and into his luxurious […]

VIA:  Health.Com Provided by:  Healthwise You don’t have to be an athlete to be fit. Athletes reach a very high level of fitness. And people who take brisk half-hour walks every day reach a good level of fitness. Even people who can’t do that much can work toward some level of fitness that helps them […]

VIA:  Health.Com By:  Kathleen Doheny/HealthDay Reporter According to Health.Com, Cottrells tean found that the fitter the student, the better the test scores.  The study was conducted with 1,200 students, who’s physical fitness was assessed in the 5th grade and the 7th grade.  Standardized tests were used to evaluate each student in the following areas:  reading, […]

With her careers as veterinarian, astronaut and U.S. president behind her, Barbie has at last found her true calling: as a second-career Episcopal priest. The 11.5-inch-tall fictional graduate of Church Divinity School of the Pacific in Berkeley, Calif., has donned a cassock and surplice and is rector at St. Barbara’s-by-the-Sea in (where else?) Malibu, Calif. […]

VIA:  Health.Com By:  Ed Edelson/HealthDay Reporter Although the case for coffee and exercise playing a part in the prevention of prostate cancer has not yet fully been proven, but the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study does show a clear association with both activities. Data on 50,000 men that participated in the study shows a common diagnosis […]