Severe stress may send immune system into overdrive

Treating stress-related disorders may reduce the risk of developing autoimmune diseases.

Patient Story

‘It creeps up on you’

After gaining significant weight in his late 20s and early 30s, a Michigan man sheds 90 pounds through a new health program.

Heat stroke—the athlete’s summer foe

Coaches, parents and players should all recognize the unique limitations of the human body on hot, humid days.

Patient Story

‘A good moment’

A father in hospice care spends an evening at a Whitecaps game with his sons: "Just being with the kids is the main thing."

Kids can drown quickly and silently

Prevention is key, and CPR offers the best chance for neurological recovery from a near-drowning incident.

Patient Story

‘I refuse to quit’

Partially paralyzed by a spinal stroke, Kevin Hanlon is determined to run a 5K.

Impotent? Consider seeing a heart doctor

Erectile dysfunction may be an early warning sign of cardiovascular troubles.

Patient Story

‘God was looking out for me’

“It’s a miracle,” says Jack Hofstra, 92, after he got a new heart valve through a minimally invasive procedure.

Pets soothe vets with PTSD

Study: Having a service dog is associated with less anger, less anxiety and better sleep.

Are you a prospective poop donor?

Fecal transplants are used to treat infection with Clostridium difficile, an opportunistic bacteria that can cause death if it gains a foothold in the gut.

Get ready for another stretch of potentially dangerous heat

Young athletes and construction workers―new to the job or in their first days of practice―are especially at risk of heat-related illness. Here are top tips to stay safe and cool.

Travel savvy if you have diabetes

Vacations don't have to slow down.