A growing group: Active Americans

Study finds sizable jump in number of U.S. residents, rural and urban alike, who are ditching couch time in favor of fitness.

The best medicine? Fresh air

Those who spend at least two hours a week outdoors often report better health and a greater sense of well-being.

For ailing arteries—a warm soak?

A lukewarm bath followed by light exercise could do just as well as heavy exercise when treating a cholesterol-related artery disease, researchers find.

Patient Story

‘This is an epidemic’

A painless lump on his neck turned out to be HPV-related throat cancer, a disease affecting a growing number of people.

Want happy? Get a hound

Introducing a dog into your busy life could be just the ticket to less stress and better health—but only if you commit to regular walks.

Patient Story

‘A pacemaker for the brain’

Deep brain stimulation eases symptoms for a man battling Parkinson's disease.

Report: 22M cancer survivors by 2030

There's much to celebrate in the flourishing survivor population, but it also highlights the mounting need to optimize care.

Sweet or tart, cherries are the bomb

A dietitian shares 6 surprising health reasons why you should eat this magical fruit.

AI for your ears

Scientists are closer than ever to developing a smart hearing aid that separates desired sounds from undesirable background noise.

Keep your wits sharp with brain bafflers

In tracking 19,000 adults for a quarter of a century, researchers find puzzles play a notable role in preserving mental sharpness.

Shun processed, shed pounds

Study adds further evidence to what dietitians have said all along—a glut of packaged goods will only serve to pack on the pounds.

Patient Story

One family, two miracles

As a new baby makes his way into the world, his great-great-grandfather fights to survive a major heart attack.

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