Simplify the sizzle

Slow cookers, oil misters and other handy gadgets can make life in the kitchen much easier, tastier and healthier.

Want to get fit? You’re never too old

The body can adapt to a new exercise regimen at just about any age.

Red wine—a microbiome fertilizer?

The occasional glass of your favorite vintage could help diversify the good bacteria in your gut.

‘Fast and feast’ diet for weight loss?

While this may work in the short-term, dietitians caution that for long-term success, dieters should focus on healthy lifestyle changes.

Do more for your core

Variations of the plank, bird dog and leg extension can strengthen your body—minus the anguish and agony.

Patient Story

‘The big step’

As a 3-year-old, Violet spent months fighting bladder and kidney infections. After a complex ureteral repair, she’s back to her “sweet, healthy” self.

A top cardio plan: Get a canine

Compared to folks without pets, dog owners are ahead of the pack in healthy living—more exercise, better diets and lower blood sugar levels.

Stressed? Beware the scale

You can't change your body's biological response to stressors, but you can change your behaviors.

Two ingredients to longevity

Researchers have boiled it down to a simple solution: Sit less, move more.

Weekend binge? Brace for week-long woes

Those who cycle their dieting—five days on, weekends off—may encounter nearly as much gut damage as non-dieters.

Ocean scourge: Flesh-eating bacteria

Learn how to avoid this ever-increasing threat.

Got insomnia? Watch your heart health

A lack of sleep is associated with higher risk of heart disease—but the link might have more to do with genetics.

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