Getting back in shape in 2018? Great, but do it safely

Losing a few pounds and getting fit is a worthy New Year's resolution, but one that comes with a warning: Take it slow.

Your top stories of 2017

From inspirational to informational, Health Beat delivers you a daily dose of stories you don’t want to miss. Here are the best of the best.

5 ways to reduce saturated fat

Cutting down on fat is a big part of any weight-loss diet.

A new year, a new you?

Here's a hint: Health commitments need to be year-round affairs.

No place like home

You don't always need a fancy gym membership to get the results you want. A few pieces of affordable equipment will do the trick.

Joint solution for knee pain: Diet + exercise

If you're battling degenerative knees, physical activity and proper nutrition are the one-two punch to knock off excess weight.

Marriage—the smart person's move?

Wedded bliss engenders a healthier lifestyle and social stimulation, both of which may benefit brain health.

'Why did I wait?'

After overcoming her fears, a Michigan woman undergoes successful knee replacement surgery—and it changed her life.

A zap for back pain

Newly proposed technique aims electrical pulses at irritated nerves around the spinal cord, bringing relief to chronic pain.

Stronger workout, stronger memory

At greater intensity, exercise leads to better memory and more protein involved in the growth, function and survival of brain cells.

Not your grandad's arthritis

New research suggests chronic joint pain afflicts more young people than once suspected.

Enhance your pantry—go whole wheat

You could reap outsized health gains by swapping out some of those flours, sauces and canned goods.