‘Know your farmer’

Labels on egg cartons may be misleading, but here's the skinny on how to find the healthiest, most humanely produced eggs.

The skinny on fats

The saturated variety—found mostly in animal foods such as red meat, full-fat dairy, butter and lard—should be avoided.

The superfoods of fall

Autumn has arrived, bringing with it the bounty of the harvest season.

Here’s something to sleep on

The optimum amount of sleep to keep your brain performing its best is seven to eight hours every night.

Skip the cold meds for kids under 6

OTC medications don't effectively alleviate symptoms like a stuffy or runny nose, and may carry potentially dangerous side effects.

Sit-stand desks good for the mind. What about the body?

Office workers spend up to 85 percent of their workday in a chair—research suggests that all that sitting contributes to obesity, diabetes, heart disease and even a shorter lifespan.

Navigating seafood

If your foray into the Mediterranean diet feels like a wild fishing expedition, it's time to re-map your strategy with these 7 fish tips.

Add fun to fitness with a medicine ball

Up your workout with this inexpensive fitness tool.

Patient Story

‘It got me pretty good’

Four days after a major stroke, a smokehouse owner returns to work.

Genes, not diet, may be key to gout flare-ups

Study: Our hyperuricemia future may be written in the stars.

CDC warns of polio-like virus striking U.S. kids

Doctor: 'We need to pay attention to this, because the long-term consequences the children and their parents suffer is immense.'

Soup, soup and more soup

A souping cleanse is replacing juicing as the detox diet of choice. Here’s what you need to know before getting started on a plan that seems to be made for autumn.