Health

Weight

Cutting Calories May Not Extend Your Life

You’ve been reading for years that severely cutting your total daily calorie count by 30% or so—basically, eating a lot…

Wellness

Why Sleepy Brains Yearn for Junk Food

Yawning your way through the day? If you’re watching your diet, watch out—because your sleep-deprived brain may make you crave…

Stroke

Breakthroughs in Stroke Recovery: These Surprisingly Simple Techniques Can Dramatically Improve Your Chances of Getting Back to Normal

Physician scientists have now discovered that a series of surprisingly simple treatments—performed in the first 24 to 48 hours after…

Wellness

Meditation Staves Off Loneliness and Disease

Forty healthy adults were divided into two groups—one group attended an eight-week course in mindfulness meditation, an ancient practice that…

Marijuana

The Truth About Medical Marijuana

It's High Time to Legalize Medical Marijuana in All States The times they are a-changin’ for medical marijuana. Currently 13…

Stroke

Yoga Boosts Balance Long After a Stroke

Many people think of yoga as exercise for the limber-limbed young. So you may be happily surprised to learn that…

Brain Health

The New Nutrient That Boosts Brain Power

With the holidays coming, many of us may feel like our to-do lists are growing faster than Jack’s bean stalk.…

Obesity

Why You Weigh More Than You Think

Have you slimmed down during the past year, or have you put on a few extra pounds? Unless you keep…

Medications

Big Brother in a Pill Bottle?

If you sometimes forget to take your medication, you’re not alone. Studies show that only about half of all medications…

Brain Health

How a Harvard Brain Specialist Keeps Her Own Brain Healthy: Simple Steps Anyone Can Take

Scientists used to believe that memory and other mental abilities inevitably declined with age. Not anymore. We now know that…

Complications

Foot Care Is Critical If You Have Diabetes

To protect yourself from foot injuries… Never walk barefoot, even around the house. Don’t wear sandals—the straps can irritate the…

Losing Weight

An Easier Road to Weight Loss

The “diet” sections of bookstores are filled with tomes that attempt to convince us that we must follow all the…

Wellness

Don’t Ignore These “Trivial” Complaints

Do you know when to go to the doctor? Even though this seems like a simple question, plenty of people…

Health Care Professionals

When to Skip the Specialist

According to the latest statistics on the topic, there’s a good chance that you’ve been seeing a specialist for primary…

Reproductive Health

Blood Clots and Birth Control

Editor’s note: “Just weeks after she started using birth control pills, my beautiful daughter was dead of a blood clot.…