6 steps to a healthier you

As one year ends and another begins, people often assess their habits and lifestyle, and consider changes that could improve their health.

Stand against gluteal amnesia

Long bouts of sitting will nearly wipe out your gluteal memory. Stand up and make those muscles remember their role.

Brace yourself

An orthopedic surgeon's new shoulder brace design could be a game-changer for those with shoulder pain.

Your top stories of 2017

From inspirational to informational, Health Beat delivers you a daily dose of stories you don’t want to miss. Here are the best of the best.

A new year, a new you?

Here's a hint: Health commitments need to be year-round affairs.

Breathe easier, ladies

New study indicates women have the aerobic edge during exercise because they process oxygen more efficiently than men.

No place like home

You don't always need a fancy gym membership to get the results you want. A few pieces of affordable equipment will do the trick.

Escape without the weight

You do all that work to get trim and feel good for your vacation—don't throw it away by overindulging.

A zap for back pain

Newly proposed technique aims electrical pulses at irritated nerves around the spinal cord, bringing relief to chronic pain.

Stronger workout, stronger memory

At greater intensity, exercise leads to better memory and more protein involved in the growth, function and survival of brain cells.

Horses, humans unite—in sore throat battle

On this genomic battlefront, researchers aim to use equine medicine techniques to improve mankind's fight against strep throat.

Put a cap on your gas

Bloating and flatulence can be embarrassing, but you don't have to accept it. Dietary and lifestyle changes can make a difference.