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Top 10 ways to prevent GERD

If you’re willing to make a few healthy lifestyle changes, it is possible.

Americans’ obsession with sugar starts in infancy

Added sugar can influence a child's food choices and impact their health later in life.

Manage menopause with a mantra

Claim power over the situations that occur in your life with a commitment to living your best life.

Smoking and diabetes linked to calcium buildup in brain

Risk factors affect the part of the brain that plays an important role in short- and long-term memory.

Patient Story

‘She has this awesome spirit about her’

Meredith Veenstra, 6, survives rare eye cancer with the grace and beauty of a princess.

Coffee may do your liver good

Coffee drinkers may be at lower risk for liver disease.

Preeclampsia? Be proactive

Your obstetrician will keep a close eye on your blood pressure during your pregnancy—but there are other signs you can watch for on your own.

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.

Tiny bellies, big battles

Your kids love to load up on sugar. Some simple approaches can help put food in its proper place.

Is your workplace making you fat?

Employers have an opportunity to improve their team members' health and increase productivity.

Patient Story

‘I could feel God’s hand’

Barbara Kladder suffered the type of brain aneurysm that often kills people. With faith and family, she's back to work and thriving.

Kitchen towels laden with bacteria

Cross-contamination is happening, and food poisoning may result.

A granular analysis

The FDA has extended its timetable for the Nutrition Facts label rollout—but that shouldn't keep you from taking a closer look at the sugar content in your purchases.

Honey helps when kids swallow button batteries

The sugar substitute could be an effective option to provide a protective barrier in the esophagus until the item can be surgically removed.

When pregnancy takes its toll

Hip and pelvic pain can sometimes be triggered by the pregnancy-induced hormone relaxin.

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.

Life after cancer: Puppy love

Cantaloupe-size masses on her ovary shattered her world, but now this survivor has faith in the future.

Non-drug migraine treatments often ignored

Cognitive behavioral therapy, stress management, relaxation techniques and biofeedback may reduce symptoms by 50 percent.