Monthly Archives: March 2012

New Arthritis Drugs Have Milder Side Effects

People suffering from arthritis pain may want to consult their physicians about new treatment options, especially if their current treatments are causing unpleasant side effects, such as upset stomach. The anti-inflammatory medications celecoxib (Celebrex, Searle/Pfizer) and rofecoxib (Vioxx, Merck and…

Vasectomy

Vasectomies are less painful and invasive, require less recuperation time and are much less expensive than “tubals.” The price tag is typically somewhere between $400 and $600, but can be as much as $1,000. If both partners are comfortable with…

Menopause and the Urogenital Tract

There are several changes that occur in the vagina after menopause as a consequence of reduced estrogen levels. The blood supply to vaginal tissues is less abundant, resulting in decreased lubrication and vaginal dryness. The walls of the vagina become…

Keys to Managing Stress

You can choose to let stress overwhelm you, or you can choose to take charge and learn to manage it — your way. The key to any successful stress-management program is to identify a variety of stress-management strategies that work…

July Fourth Grill Skills

Will you baste burgers? Sizzle steak? Chop chicken or filet fish? Whatever your dining delights this July 4th, grab your chef’s apron and practice good grill skills!