Behold, the sleepless society

Smartphones and technology have given rise to a generation plagued by sleepless nights.

Sleep deprived? Don’t depend on caffeine

Although a cup of java might provide a boost, follow these 6 tips to re-energize.

Boost your bacteria—kick the habit

Your gut microbe undergoes significant changes when you quit smoking—and that's probably a good thing, researchers say.

Lung cancer survival improving

Study: The key is early detection. At a high risk? Get screened.

Study: Don’t look to plants for air purity

While the greenery is good for you, a properly ventilated home is far more effective at boosting air quality.

Deep sleep—cleansing for the brain

A good, long snooze allows your brain to purge waste products such as beta-amyloid, a protein associated with dementia.

Patient Story

The vestiges of war

Vietnam veteran Patrick Wilson, a former smoker, underwent surgery for lung cancer—only to learn he had an enlarged aorta, too.

Is your inhaler eco-friendly?

Researchers say greener alternatives can reduce the user's carbon footprint, delivering as much benefit as recycling or cutting out meat.

1 in 3 kids are sleep-deprived

Children ages 6 to 12 should be getting at least nine hours of sleep each night—but 12 would be better.

Patient Story

‘They caught it early’

A first-in-the-U.S. biopsy that combined three leading-edge technologies identifies stage 1 lung cancer, which makes all the difference for 81-year-old Mac Brown.

The difference an hour makes

A children’s sleep specialist offers tips for helping your children adjust their internal clocks for daylight saving time.

Sleep apnea linked to blindness risk?

Study: Severe cases of the sleeping disorder are associated with a diabetic eye disease that may lead to vision loss.

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