Patient Story

‘I thought someone shot me’

Sheriff's detective Marcus Glover thought he'd been hit by a bullet. The culprit? A ruptured Achilles tendon. After a new type of surgery, he's back on the beat.

Social? Go for quality—not quantity

A new study suggests older adults gain much well-being from their small number of social connections.

Lift today, enjoy a healthy heart tomorrow

Middle-aged men who maintain muscle mass may lower their risk of heart disease in later years.

Behold, the sleepless society

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

Patient Story

Helping Grandpa, bead by bead

A 10-year-old’s craft project becomes a source of motivation for people receiving stem cell transplants.

Can saliva foretell heart disease?

Study: People with clogged arteries often have a different type of bacteria in their spit.

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.

Patient Story

‘You saved my life, man’

A Michigan State Police trooper in need of a new liver gets a living donor transplant—from a friend on the force.

Illiteracy—a dementia risk?

The ability to read and write allows people to engage in 'cognitively enriching' activities that exercise the brain.

Are you able to recognize heart attack symptoms?

Millions of Americans are unable to do so and therefore less likely to seek help when trouble arises.

‘Tis the season to fashion your fitness

Every few months, tweak your workout by introducing new activities that fit the weather.

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