Growing Epidemic

Almost 4 in 10 U.S. Adults Now Obese

10/17/2017

Almost forty percent adults in the United States are now obese, continuing an ever-expanding epidemic of obesity that's expected to lead to sicker Americans and higher health care costs. More >

Good Lifestyle Choices Add Years to Your Life

10/17/2017

Change your lifestyle, change your life span. More >

Positive Atmosphere, Better Nutrition

Happier Mealtimes, Healthier Eating for Kids

10/17/2017

Parents who struggle to get their children to follow a healthy diet may want to make dinnertime a pleasant experience, new research suggests. More >

Greater Risk of Complications

Flu Shot Key for People With Diabetes

10/10/2017

With predictions calling for a potentially bad flu season this year, doctors are urging people -- particularly those with diabetes -- to get vaccinated. More >

Another Downside to College Boozing: Poorer Job Prospects

10/10/2017

Frequent college binge drinking markedly lowers the chances of landing a full-time job upon graduation, a new study suggests. More >

Low-Cost Preventive Medicine

Even a Little More Activity Could Save Millions of Lives

9/26/2017

Just a half-hour of physical activity a day could prevent millions of early deaths and cases of heart disease worldwide, a new study says. More >

Time to Kick Fido Out of Bed

Sharing Sleeping Space with Pets May Disrupt Your Shut-Eye

9/19/2017

It's time to reclaim your bed and send your pets packing -- at least at night. More >

Put Flu Shot on the Back-to-School Checklist

Pediatricians Recommend Kids Get Flu Shot By Late October

9/12/2017

Annual flu vaccines are appropriate for everyone aged 6 months or older, the American Academy of Pediatrics reminds parents. More >

Acid Reflux? Try Going Vegetarian

Study: Change in Eating Habits May Be As Effective As Medication

9/12/2017

A mostly vegetarian diet may provide relief similar to widely used medications for people with acid reflux, a new study suggests. More >

Take a Stand Against Sitting Too Much

Cut Risk of Early Death by Getting Up Every Half Hour

9/12/2017

Days spent sitting for hours may increase your risk for an early death no matter how much you exercise, researchers say. More >

Regular Weigh-Ins May Help Prevent 'Freshman 15'

9/12/2017

No one likes looking at their weight on a scale every day, but that may be just the trick that college students need to ward off the dreaded "Freshman 15," a new study suggests. More >

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