The danger of a sleepless night

Lack of sleep may prevent the brain from purging tau protein, which forms lingering tangles linked to Alzheimer's.

Ouch! Avoid these 4 exercise injuries

A sports medicine doctor shares how to avoid—or treat—common workout whammies.

Patient Story

‘Where have you been?’

After childhood heart surgery, Brent Morton didn't realize he needed follow-up treatment as an adult.

Core-strengthening goals? Have a ball

Put your abdominal muscles into overdrive by pairing a stability ball with some common floor exercises.

Quit smoking? That means vapes, too

The e-cig industry would like you to believe their product is a safe alternative to cigarettes. It's not.

Put down the shovel

Take to heart this warning if you have any heart attack risk factors or symptoms. Really.

New hope for arthritic knees?

An experimental drug is showing much promise in slowing the effects of osteoarthritis.

Is that insecticide troubling your heart?

Food consumption and at-home use of bug sprays expose us to chemical sprays that may cause cardiovascular problems.

Bounce your way to fitness

Consider mini-trampolines to add some pep to your step as studies show it's an effective workout that's easy on the joints.

Opioid-meth addiction complicates treatment

People who use both drugs may find it especially difficult to break free.

CDC: Mercury-laden skin cream a risk

A dermatology product from Mexico has led to the first known case of methylmercury poisoning in half a century.

Patient Story

Lightening a heavy load

After undergoing a rare double-surgery to eliminate a blockage and restore blood flow, Marvin Lafountain is eager to resume his old life—minus the smoking habit.

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