More than 1 million Americans have heart attacks every year, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Experts believe heart disease will persist as the top killer until preventive health becomes a priority.
Like many farmers, Jerry Carlson of Black Hawk County, Iowa, had to be dragged to the doctor. When his wife finally convinced him to get a physical, he heard four unexpected words from his doctor: "You have prostate cancer." Read Carlson's account of his e
The road to recovery from prostate cancer can be a long one. In the latest Rural Health report from Cheryl Tevis, doctors examine the options, and farmers who have survived the disease discuss what other patients should expect.
Allen Lash began with a belief that surgery was his last choice to cure prostate cancer. But after talking with specialists, he learned that nerve-sparing surgery has greatly reduced impotence and incontinence.