Best germ defense: Common sense

There's a happy medium between the parent who travels with bleach and the parent who lets a kid eat mud pies.

Patient Story

The long road forward

Tenacious by nature, Paul White confronts multiple sclerosis, chronic pain and homelessness as he fights to get back on his feet.

Want results? Make smart, subtle shifts

Small, steady swaps are the surest way to make long-lasting improvements in your diet.

Patient Story

‘Never, ever thought I would have a stroke’

In rehab therapy, 35-year-old Tyrone Bell gives his all, working to regain function of his left leg and arm.

Body shape—a gauge of heart health?

Researchers suspect women who have apple-shaped bodies are at increased risk of heart trouble.

Patient Story

Food as medicine

Family Kitchen Rx teaches parents and kids how to cook their way to better health.

Debunking men’s myths

If you’re a guy, you probably have some theories about testosterone, erectile dysfunction and the like. Now’s your chance to test them.

Want to live longer? Shorten your tube time

A sedentary life opens the door to all manner of health troubles—but long periods in front of the TV are especially bad.

Salt and processed meats—the deadly duo

Cutting these two items from your diet could be your first step in warding off heart disease, stroke and diabetes.

Patient Story

‘She’s come a long way’

A free community health program helps Lillie Towns overcome physical and emotional barriers to reclaim her life.

Patient Story

‘A pacemaker for the brain’

Deep brain stimulation eases symptoms for a man battling Parkinson's disease.

Patient Story

The best little man

This 11-year-old gained great wisdom from the seat of a wheelchair. His indomitable spirit and quick smile lift up all those he encounters.

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