Latest from Steven Petrow
Who should get screened or treated? Who should wait? How much does the prevalence of the disease in a community matter? These are thorny questions for patients and doctors.
  • Jul 19, 2020
Reports and experts say it provides significant benefits. But some medical professionals want to see more studies to determine short- and long-term effects.
  • Jun 13, 2020
Kindness isn’t a cure — our challenges are far too serious — but it can make a big difference for those around you.
  • Jun 6, 2020
Deciding whether to go to an ER or doctor can be scary. Experts say people need to balance their health needs with the new normal of covid-19.
  • May 10, 2020
Sexual dysfunction can be caused by smoking, diabetes, hypertension, but mainly by growing older, a urologist says. But there are ways to help with the problem.
  • Apr 11, 2020
While self-quarantining I’m connecting outwardly with loved ones as well as inwardly with myself. It helps.
  • Apr 6, 2020
Cardiologists now say “no” to baby aspirin, fish oil and warn that younger women should be aware of greater death risk if they do have a heart attack. Also, beware the switch to daylight saving time.
  • Feb 29, 2020
My parents stayed too long and it was hard on everyone. So I’ve begun to check out other options for my future. I now realize why my parents wanted to stay in their own house.
  • Feb 8, 2020
After a terrible year when many things went wrong, I finally learned to do what I could see Zoe doing every day: Noticing what was around her, stopping to listen, and just “being here now.” It helped.
  • Feb 2, 2020
Erica Tishman was recently walking in New York when falling debris killed her. It reminded me, again, that people live "only while blind chance" spares them, and die "at haphazard" when it doesn’t.
  • Jan 3, 2020