The darker side of inflammation

Bouts of inflammation can help fight viruses and other foreign invaders—but chronic inflammation is a different story altogether.

Back away from the BBQ

Toxins in BBQ fumes known as PAHs may be absorbed through the skin, and could cause lung disease and DNA mutations.

New guidelines: 1 in 3 adults may need blood pressure meds

Nearly 46 percent of U.S. adults may now be considered to have hypertension.

Don’t fall for that fad diet

It’s hard to resist the hype of a quick weight-loss diet. But the promises don’t add up to long-term success.

Berries and grapes may keep you breathin’ easy

In many ways, fruits and vegetables are a natural prescription for optimal health.

Round around the tummy? Check your vitamin D

Belly fat and deficiencies in the sunshine vitamin are linked by research.

Picnics, potlucks and … pathogens?

Safe food preparation and smart handling can help your family avoid foodborne illness at summer outings.

Ward off heart disease with fish

These omega-3 rich foods moderately lower risk of heart attack, stroke, heart failure and sudden cardiac death.

Think outside the bun

Consider these tasty alternatives to turn your sandwich into a healthy delight.

Generation ‘GO’

At school districts throughout Newaygo County, Michigan, a new wellness plan teaches youngsters to commit daily to healthy eating and active living.

Let the season shape your plate

Buying fresh produce at the height of each season will satisfy your palate—and your purse.

Money’s tight? You can still eat right

A weekly plan, in-season produce and bulk buying can set you up for healthy, money-saving meals.