Kitchen towels laden with bacteria

Cross-contamination is happening, and food poisoning may result.

A granular analysis

The FDA has extended its timetable for the Nutrition Facts label rollout—but that shouldn't keep you from taking a closer look at the sugar content in your purchases.

Honey helps when kids swallow button batteries

The sugar substitute could be an effective option to provide a protective barrier in the esophagus until the item can be surgically removed.

Are you a prospective poop donor?

Fecal transplants are used to treat infection with Clostridium difficile, an opportunistic bacteria that can cause death if it gains a foothold in the gut.

Go vegan to jumpstart weight loss

Study: People shed twice the pounds when following a such a plan, but even part-vegetarians do better than most.

What is your tummy rumbling trying to tell you?

A belt may someday assess gut function in patients suffering from IBS symptoms.

High-calorie foods fit for a diet

The key to any weight-loss diet is portion control and not deprivation.

Master the summer snack

Rather than heralding junk food and sodas, summertime should usher in fresh produce and healthy, on-the-go snacks.

Patient Story

‘Living a better life’

Football coach and pastor Matthew Stone's regimen leads to 150 pounds of lost weight and worries.

The darker side of inflammation

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

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.

Picnics, potlucks and … pathogens?

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