Pain is like a warning system that alerts our bodies to a problem. If we cut our finger on a knife or stick our hand on a hot stove, an electrical signal zips through our nervous system, firing up the pain processors in our brain. The pain we feel le
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
This year was going to be different, wasn’t it? You were going to hit the gym four days a week. You were going to prepare your own balanced, healthy lunch and dinner every day. You even bought an organizer to map out your life and keep all your big
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
By the time you read this, let’s hope that the intense 2017-2018 flu season is on the way out or gone entirely. As we write these words in mid-January, though, things still don’t look good. This season’s flu is more widespread than any of the l