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Plight of the astronaut: Back pain

New research suggests explorers experience loss of spinal muscle and gain of fatty tissue during long forays in space.

Banish those blues

Fitness, food, light therapy and socialization can help fend off the seasonal sadness that befalls many amid winter's dark and dreary months.

Smart money’s on the symphony

Study: Children who hone their musical skills will often show bigger gains in other areas of academics.

Health slump? Nip it in the bud

Research shows it's much easier to preserve good health than reverse poor health—and everything worsens once diabetes enters the picture.

Youthful mind, youthful heart

Let go of the past and embrace the future by chasing new adventures and new friendships. Your mind and body will reap the dividends in years.

Rebuff breaded, fried

In the kitchen, method matters. Even the healthiest foods can lose their nutritional appeal when poorly prepared.

Mind over mayhem

If it's stress you seek to avoid, learn to be present in the moment and notice things you'd otherwise miss.

The best medicine? Preventive

Women who follow regular wellness visits will catch problems early and ensure they're on the true path to good health.

New year, new diet, new you

As you try new meal plans in 2019, keep in mind sage advice—plant-based diets are a surefire path to sustainable health.

Wet your wintry eyes

Some simple steps can protect your peepers from the painful itching and dryness brought on by winter conditions.

3 steps to flexibility

Stretching and range-of-motion exercises are often overlooked as people focus on strength-training and cardio.

Study: Progress in pancreatic cancer battle

A trial found a four-drug regimen delivered promising results for some patients with this particularly troublesome form of cancer.

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