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‘We’re going to figure this out’

For Brenda Tuttle, unlocking the secret to her searing shoulder pain took persistence, an empathetic PA and a skilled neurosurgeon.

Teens and tech—a troublesome pair

New research bolsters the notion that youngsters are spending too much time on smartphones and not enough on social interactions, exercise and sleep.

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A party full of love

Volunteers throw a special party for kids spending time in the hospital on Valentine’s Day.

Chocolate: Friend or foe?

Enjoy this lovely treat in moderation, and your brain and heart might thank you for it.

Pain cream—a paltry palliative?

Study finds ointments marketed for a wide range of a conditions—including nerve pain, burns, sprains and back pain—are often ineffective.

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‘I was going every hour on the hour’

Mary Matzen has dealt with an overactive bladder all her life. With nerve stimulation treatment, she finally found relief from those incessant bathroom visits.

Counting calories? Re-think that drink

When you populate your day with iced coffees, sweet teas and other flavored beverages, you're cramming hundreds of additional calories into your diet.

Ladies, cherish your heart

Cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer of women. Here's what you need to know to keep statistics at bay.

The fitter ticker

Modest increases in physical fitness can improve overall health, ultimately paying off with a healthier heart.

Adiós Programa Puente…

La palabra diabetes suena espeluznante y resulta para muchos en nuestra comunidad casi una condena, pero no tiene que ser así.

Un viaje por el corazón

Una adolescente de Honduras se traslada a una enorme distancia para un procedimiento especializado de ablación.

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In a bubble, a little girl thrives

Jada's team goes to great lengths to keep her safe from germs, while hoping a thymus transplant will at last help her develop an immune system.

Count your crunch

A bite tally for each meal might sound tedious, but it's likely less work than counting calories—and it helps avoid mindless eating.

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‘No going back’

After four decades as a smoker, Vicky Walker has found long-lasting escape thanks to a smoking cessation program and its ever-accessible leader.

Want agility? Get on the ball

Balance and coordination exercises can be simple, at-home activities—and a bit of fun to boot.

Am I too worried about my health?

For the chronically ill, anxiety often comes with the territory. Here’s how to keep it in perspective.

BMI, meet DNA

New research buttresses the understanding that genetics plays an outsized role in determining a person's success with weight loss.

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‘We’re here to celebrate with you’

Two families connected by organ donation meet to honor the gift of a young man's heart, now living on in another.

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Navigating hope

Marcia Poolman had a sore back. She never suspected lung cancer.

Wakeful nights, woeful days

Lack of sleep leads to stagnancy in brain regions that control dopamine, which invariably leads to dreary days of body aches.