Could endurance sports re-shape aorta?

A lifetime of high-demand exercises might enlarge this heart structure—but it's unclear if this is beneficial or harmful.

Patient Story

Knees worthy of a dance

Lou Ann Weber did the work to earn her new joints, and she's now preparing to boogie at her grandson's wedding.

10 things you never knew about folic acid

Although it’s not the fountain of youth or a magic elixir, this B vitamin has surprising ties to disease, aging and mental state.

Patient Story

‘I realized I had to take care of myself’

Nancy Wolters learned the hard way that preventive care is crucial after she put her own health on the back burner to take care of her family.

Alzheimer’s testing—a must, or a maybe?

There's no hard and fast rule on cognitive tests, but there's no doubt positive changes now help prevent dementia later.

A dementia-Parkinson’s gene?

Memory and thinking skills may decline faster in Parkinson's patients who have a high-risk gene variant.

15 ways to keep your glow

Not looking forward to winter? Neither is your skin. Check out these tips to ensure your body's largest organ stays in tip-top shape.

Patient Story

‘I’m telling everyone who will listen’

After a 99% blockage and double bypass, James Cook turns his health around by cutting dairy, oil and meat from his diet.

Humdrum sex life—a prompt for menopause?

Women who have less sex may be more likely to start menopause earlier, as their bodies adopt what experts call a "use it or lose it" response.

Don’t let the weather fool you

Listen to your body. It'll tell you if you're dehydrated, if only you'll listen.

5 things to do today to prep for golf season

From swinging in the garage to proper weight training, these expert-approved tips will set you up for the healthiest and best summer of your golfing life.

The United States of … stasis?

Many adults have not engaged in any form of exercise in the past month or more.

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