Achieve good health during the holidays

Make a plan today to avoid the pitfalls of this merry, yet sometimes stressful season.

The sooner you quit smoking, the better

Study: Smokers who quit within the past five years cut their risk for cardiovascular disease by 38 percent.

Think genes dictate your life span? Think again

Factors important to longevity tend to be similar between mates.

Use caution with home health tests

Don't forgo getting advice from your health provider, especially if the condition is life-changing or requires targeted treatment.

More screen time ups kids’ odds for nearsightedness

Give young eyes a break by encouraging outdoor time and other activities.

A glorious triumph

Dale Coil's unwavering commitment to physical therapy and healthier living led him to shed more than 300 pounds—and gave him his first pain-free morning in years.

Germ bath, anyone?

Beware: Bacteria lurking in your showerhead may give you a lung infection.

Study: Women less likely to receive CPR

Woefully inaccurate notions about women may explain why some folks are prone to inaction when an ailing woman needs lifesaving chest compressions.

Lamenting the noisy neighbor

Chronic noise exposure can lead to threefold risk of heart attack, stroke or some other major cardiovascular event.

The subtle art of rejuvenation

Facelifts and invasive procedures may be a thing of the past as men and women turn to botox, fillers, peels and other techniques less harsh on the body—and the pocketbook.

Energy drinks: High risk, low reward?

Research suggests some workout-boosting beverages may restrict blood flow and oxygen delivery, which would make the heart work harder.

Patient Story

‘In God’s hands’

A deer collided into his motorcycle, throwing Ken Pierce to the pavement and breaking his ribs. An innovative 'rib plating' surgery offered a quicker recovery with less pain.