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10 things to know about swimmer’s itch

Don't let parasites get under your skin this summer.

Want smart kids? Give ’em sports

An hour of moderate-to-vigorous activity each day releases a protein beneficial to the development of young minds.

Patient Story

‘This is not going to stop me’

When severe chest pain turned out to be an aortic dissection, Kim Lautner underwent a new procedure to repair the tear in her blood vessel.

Bring the sequence to supper

Your chosen foods aren't the only determining factor in your health outcome. It might also depend on the order in which you eat them.

Master the summer snack

Rather than heralding junk food and sodas, summertime should usher in fresh produce and healthy, on-the-go snacks.

A battle plan for the information age

Your family can develop a detailed, written agreement on do's and don'ts to ensure you thrive in this topsy-turvy tech era.

Patient Story

The fight of her life

After successfully battling breast cancer and living with lymphedema, Pam Goodfellow now works to strengthen others engaged in the battle.

Grow your nutty knowledge

A variety of nuts deliver ample benefits in the way of healthy fats and nutrients—but they're not all created equal.

New option for postpartum depression

The FDA has approved a new medication specifically for postpartum depression. The catch: It has some tight restrictions.

Rise of the urban tick

Biologists are finding an abundance of ticks with Lyme disease far beyond wooded country trails—they're popping up in your city parks.

Patient Story

The magical music of Matthew

Born blind, a 14-year-old boy has become a virtuoso who sees colors within the most intricate sounds of music.

Low-fat diet—a tool in breast cancer fight?

Study shows women who focused on nutrition reduced their risk of breast cancer death by 21%.

Relish the bounty of summer

With another growing season upon us, learn these surefire ways to put fresh fruits and veggies front and center.

AI for your ears

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

Tend those tiny toes

When toes do their thing, you hardly notice them. When you use abuse them with ill-fitting shoes, they'll clamor for attention.

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.

Patient Story

A turning point

New habits and close guidance from a unique wellness program helped a young grandmother take control of her health.

Pool prepping? Get the right mix

Half of all chemical injuries from swimming pool treatments happen at home—and a third of them involve teenagers.

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.

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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.