The functional fern

Scientists have re-tooled a common species of house plant to filter hazardous particles from your household air.

Study: Active lifestyle sharpens mind

A new clinical analysis strengthens the notion that moderate exercise can help older adults reclaim some of their mental acuity.

Break the cycle

Change your medical future by following this sage advice from a doctor who has seen it happen.

Stressful life, sleepless night

About a third of Americans are sleep-deprived as a result of political and economic anxieties.

Are sleep issues breaking your heart?

Obstructive sleep apnea doesn't just keep you from getting a good night's sleep—it may be causing you serious cardiac problems.

Feeling glum? Brighten up with movies

Researchers are finding that cultural engagement may help people tamp down depression as they age.

New Year, new rules

If it’s healthy eating you’re after, these helpful tips can put you on the right track—and keep you there.

Study: 3 in 4 struggle with loneliness

It even afflicts those who aren't necessarily considered high risk for emotional problems—and it's particularly pernicious in the late 20s, mid-50s and 80s.

Patient Story

Your top stories of 2018

From miracles to mysteries, you loved these best of the best Health Beat stories.

Adding form to fitness

Slow, methodical ballet moves are fast becoming a popular new approach to physical activity.

10 healthy tips for the new year

Make 2019 your year of good health.

The enduring power of a snuggle

The old adage is just as true now as ever: Sex really is the spice of life.

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