Aging arteries can be healthy arteries
Blood vessels tend to stiffen with age, but they don't have to. A new study says lifestyle makes all the difference.
Death rates drop dramatically for hospitalized COPD patients
About the same number of people are being hospitalized for COPD as in the past, but far fewer of them are dying in hospitals.
Kids and cotton swabs don't mix
Using cotton swabs to clean out earwax is unsafe—as well as unnecessary.
Alzheimer's claiming more and more lives
There was a 54 percent increase in deaths from this memory-robbing disease. Many Alzheimer's patients are dying at home, suggesting a growing need for caregiver aid.
Three steps could prevent many breast cancers, report suggests
A new report offers suggestions for changes women can make to help prevent breast cancer.
What's the best time to exercise?
Early in the morning or late in the day, here's how to work out what works best for you.
Get inspired to spend a special day with Dad
From healthy meals to fun activities, these ideas can help you have a good time with dad.
So what's a healthy diet? Many Americans aren't sure
Nearly 8 in 10 Americans say they encounter conflicting information about which foods to eat and which ones to avoid.
Losing grip: Who's most at risk of hand arthritis?
Wear and tear takes a toll on hands, but other factors play a role too.
Fitness trackers can't do it all, study finds
Researchers looked at how well fitness trackers measured heart rate and calories burned. Turns out you can rely on a tracker for only one of these measurements.
Tick trouble brewing? Powassan virus may be on the rise
You've probably never heard of this tick disease. But new evidence suggests infections are increasing in some regions.
Chondroitin sulfate may be the best choice for soothing the pain of knee arthritis
A European study found that highly purified chondroitin sulfate works as well as a prescription NSAID in easing arthritic knee pain, but without the risky side effects.
7 tips to get you moving more this summer
Being overweight can make exercise seem daunting. These tips can help you start a safe and fun workout habit.
5 tips for heart-healthy grilling
You don't have to sacrifice great flavor to make your backyard barbecues healthier for your heart.
A new RX for metabolic syndrome: Get plenty of sleep
Too few ZZZs can increase your chances of dying from heart disease or stroke.
FDA wants a dangerous opioid taken off the market
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has asked a pharmaceutical company to withdraw one of its painkillers because of widespread abuse.
Feasting on fruits and veggies may keep legs healthy
A new study found that eating three or more servings of produce a day may cut your chances of developing blocked arteries in your legs, which can raise your risk of heart disease and stroke.
Hepatitis C cases have nearly tripled
Hepatitis C kills more Americans than any other infectious disease. But treatment can get rid of the virus. Find out if you should be screened.
Seniors who are repeatedly abused often live with their abuser
Speaking up when you see signs of elder abuse may prevent repeat abuse.
Red meat linked to premature death from nine different causes
Choosing chicken or fish over red meat and processed meats may reduce the risk of dying early from a range of health problems, according to a new study.
6 steps for playground safety
Bumps and scrapes at playgrounds are common. But some injuries can be serious or fatal.
Sun, sand, sea and diabetes? Plan ahead for safety
Keep these five tips in mind when you head out for the surf and sand.
Millions of Americans binge drink
Binge drinking puts you and the people around you at increased risk for injury, accidents and legal problems.
Juice is a no-go for kids younger than 1 year
Fruit juice isn't as healthy as whole fruit. And fruit drinks are even less healthy than juice.
DASH away from painful gout
The DASH diet is big on fruits, vegetables, whole grains and other healthy foods, a recipe researchers say may reduce your risk of gout.