(Jose Luis Pelaez Inc/DigitalVision, Getty Images) Testosterone therapy ads promise to help aging men recapture their vitality, decrease body fat and enhance libido. But hormone treatments – while medically necessary for some men – aren’t meant to be a fountain of youth, and experts warn more research is needed to determine if such therapy could…

(Beli_photos/iStock, Getty Images) Even before the pandemic, LGBTQ youth faced unique health challenges. Now, social isolation is heightening concerns about protecting their mental well-being. Isolation, and the way it cuts off youth from life-affirming social connections, could have serious implications, warned a report from the Trevor Project, a suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for…

(skaman306/Moment, Getty Images) People who drink large amounts of alcohol have nearly fivefold odds of experiencing a potentially deadly type of stroke compared with those who drink very little or not at all, a new study finds. But researchers didn’t rely on people to self-report how much alcohol they consumed. Rather, they looked at blood…

Yonas Michael dropped more than 100 pounds to keep heart failure at bay. (Photo courtesy of Yonas Michael) Yonas Michael didn’t know what to think when his younger brother, Daniel, kept saying he felt “funny.” “It’s like I can really feel my heartbeat,” Daniel told him. The brothers didn’t think much of it at first….

(eranicle/iStock, Getty Images) Everyone has it. It’s been known about for hundreds of years. But only recently have scientists begun to unravel its mysteries. It has an unwieldly name: epicardial adipose tissue, or EAT. But researchers are learning how this pocket of fat beneath the outer lining of the heart plays a dynamic role in…

Breanna Alosi survived a heart attack two years ago. (American Heart Association) Breanna Alosi and her family were taking it easy on a Sunday afternoon when the 33-year-old mother felt a pain in her upper back. She wondered if she’d moved wrong while lifting her 8-month-old son, Hunter. Her husband told her to go lie…

Dr. Tomisaku Kawasaki at the 11th International Kawasaki Disease Symposium in 2015. He died last week at age 95. In the early 1960s, pediatrician Dr. Tomisaku Kawasaki saw more and more children suffering from persistent fevers, bumpy rashes and more unsightly, uncomfortable symptoms. So he began stashing their records in a special file. He labeled…

(Sam Edwards/OJO Images, Getty Images) Lea en español In this year of social distancing and economic uncertainty, dad probably doesn’t need a new tie for Father’s Day. Instead, it might be time to mark the occasion with creativity – and a little push in a healthy direction. “A lot of old guys like us need…

(Stephen Simpson/Stone, Getty Images) Lea en español Kids across the country are eager to return to the fun and fitness of team sports. But as strict lockdowns begin to ease, how should parents, coaches and young athletes balance the benefits with possible exposure to the coronavirus? “I think you can question 10 to 20 different…

(Juanmonino/E+, Getty Images) Even the frailest people 65 and older live longer if they take blood pressure medication as prescribed compared to peers who don’t, according to new research. The study, which showed the healthiest older people who took their meds had the biggest survival boost, looked at public health care data on nearly 1.3…