Health: Making A House Call

Viagra, pumping iron, listening to your body clock--publishers provide plenty of new prescriptions

Medical science keeps finding new ways to extend our lives and to nip and tuck us so that we look better as we age. And publishers are rushing to share the fruits of those discoveries. A cascade of new medical books offers consumers the tools to take more control of their health. Here are four of the best:

POTENCY. VASECTOMY. PROSTATE CANCER. In the past few years, prompted by the Monica Lewinsky scandal, the introduction of Viagra and Bob Dole's ED (erectile dysfunction) campaign, America has learned to speak more frankly about male sexuality. Now Dr. Richard Spark, a professor at...

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