Build a cholesterol-busting diet

DNA will always have a say, but don't underestimate the healing power of healthy food.

Navigating the yogurt aisle

Mankind has complicated this centuries-old favorite. A few practical guidelines can help you simplify your yogurt expedition.

Cautionary tale of cracker crumbs

Learn the tricks of the trade to keep gluten out of your food.

The pecking order to plants

Over time, consumption of high-quality, plant-based foods can lower the risk of death—as long as you also steer clear of animal-based meats and unhealthy treats.

Don’t be the diabetes police

Follow these handy tips for healthy interactions with family and friends who are battling this burdensome disease.

Patient Story

‘No day is a given’

A 34-year-old doctor and mom of two is battling colon cancer with a powerful social network, humor and plenty of snuggles.

‘You’re not alone’

Anal cancer—it happens, and it's related to HPV.

Allergic to red meat? Blame a tick

Scientists continue to uncover the biomechanics of tick bites—and their findings suggest these little monsters pose even more trouble than once thought.

For elderly, UTI poses serious risk

Immediate treatment with antibiotics is critical for older adults, as untreated cases can lead to bloodstream infection and death.

Pay attention to your colon

Take action now for a better tomorrow.

Start your day the green way

With the right ingredients, a well-made smoothie can provide your body all the fuel it needs to tackle whatever comes your way.

Sharpen your supermarket smarts

Don't let coupons and mailers steer all your food choices at the grocery store—build a healthy diet and aim to follow it.

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