First the good news: Scientists have identified five healthy habits that, taken together, could add a dozen or more years to your life. And now the bad news: These are the same old habits we’ve all heard about a thousand times, so there are no fanc
Life just wouldn’t be the same without our bones. For one thing, we’d all be lying around like jellyfish on a beach. We’re just no good without that internal support system that keeps our muscles and internal organs anchored in place. With that
Opioid addiction has been prominent in the news in recent years for reasons political, economic, and, for far too many Americans, personal.
With “pain” recorded as the most common reason we access the health care system—affecting more of us
The fight against cancer has some good news today, with a new report revealing that simple lifestyle changes are effective in preventing nearly half of all cancer-related deaths.
We already know that certain lifestyle indicators—such as cigarett
A rush of recent news headlines has suggested that weight gain is “contagious.” Based on a study of military families published in late January, these headlines are both true and somewhat misleading without a closer read.
The study, which exa
Concerns about dementia are on the rise as our population ages. How do we prevent it? How do we cure it? How do we accommodate people who have it?
We will likely be seeking answers to these questions for many years to come, and judging by a recent
Looking for a little extra happiness? Move. No, we’re not talking about packing your house into a U-Haul and heading for the coast. All you really need to do is get out of your chair and take a stroll around the office.
That’s the conclusion d
We should all be familiar by now with the government’s official Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, which recommend that for substantial health benefits, adults should get at least 150 minutes per week of moderate exercise (or at least 75 m
As expected, the arrival of the new year has brought with it a rush of stories on new diet resolutions — along with some serious misinformation about how effective they might be. The “hot new trend” according to many of these stories is the ket
It’s February, so it’s time once again to start thinking about hearts — and we don’t mean making dinner reservations for Valentine’s Day.
February is federally designated as American Heart Month, intended as a reminder of the real heartb