Getting back in shape in 2018? Great, but do it safely

Losing a few pounds and getting fit is a worthy New Year's resolution, but one that comes with a warning: Take it slow.

Patient Story

Choosing life over leg

"Maybe I was meant to be an example," says amputee Don Lofton.

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.

Breathe easier, ladies

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

Patient Story

‘I’d rather be fighting fires’

A township fire chief is forced away from the flames to fight a new battle—against cancer.

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.

Joint solution for knee pain: Diet + exercise

If you're battling degenerative knees, physical activity and proper nutrition are the one-two punch to knock off excess weight.

A zap for back pain

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

A good sense of humerus

Archaeology and modern medicine team discover that women's arm bones aren't nearly as big today as they were 7,000 years ago.

Not your grandad's arthritis

New research suggests chronic joint pain afflicts more young people than once suspected.

Try these 6 fun stocking stuffers

Keep active and have fun this winter with gifts that give back.