Are Costlier Prostate Treatments Really Better?

The cost to treat a benign prostate condition can vary as much as 400 percent, researchers say, and the results were no different. The finding has important implications for health-care costs.

Investigators from UCLA analyzed the cost of treatment for a common condition benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH).

5 Ways to Stop Seeking Approval from People Who Don't Accept You

By Sherrie Campbell, PhD

New Guidelines for Smoking Cessation for Cancer Patients

To meet the needs of patients who are smokers at the time of a cancer diagnosis, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) has published the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®) for Smoking Cessation.

Why Daily Activities Magnify Exhaustion for Chronic Fatigue Patients

The mechanism that causes high-performance athletes to "feel the burn" turns out to be the culprit in what makes people with chronic fatigue syndrome feel exhausted by the most common daily activities, according to research done at  University of Florida Health and published in February 2015 in the journal Pain.

Solve the Medical Riddle: She Has Blisters in Her Mouth and on Her Body, Third Week

By Marie Savard MD

Editor’s note: Welcome to our ThirdAge feature that gives you a chance to play medical sleuth as we share the details of what happened when a patient presented with a problem that stumped the physician at first.


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