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Sit-stand desks good for the mind. What about the body?

Office workers spend up to 85 percent of their workday in a chair—research suggests that all that sitting contributes to obesity, diabetes, heart disease and even a shorter lifespan.

Navigating seafood

If your foray into the Mediterranean diet feels like a wild fishing expedition, it's time to re-map your strategy with these 7 fish tips.

Add fun to fitness with a medicine ball

Up your workout with this inexpensive fitness tool.

Patient Story

‘It got me pretty good’

Four days after a major stroke, a smokehouse owner returns to work.

Genes, not diet, may be key to gout flare-ups

Study: Our hyperuricemia future may be written in the stars.

CDC warns of polio-like virus striking U.S. kids

Doctor: 'We need to pay attention to this, because the long-term consequences the children and their parents suffer is immense.'

Soup, soup and more soup

A souping cleanse is replacing juicing as the detox diet of choice. Here’s what you need to know before getting started on a plan that seems to be made for autumn.

HPV vaccine approved for people through age 45

The updated vaccine is designed to prevent cancers and disease caused by nine HPV types.

Patient Story

‘One person can really make a difference’

It seemed like the perfect day for a run. It ended with an off-duty nurse saving a jogger’s life.

Mediterranean diet may help preserve your vision

You are what you eat—it's time to take quitting a poor diet as seriously as quitting smoking.

Think you have the flu? 

There's a time for bed rest and a time to see the doctor. And then there's a time to head to the ER.

Today’s go-go world too much for too many hearts

Our fast-paced, 'always-on' world causes increased psycho-social stress and, possibly, an increase in the likelihood of sudden cardiac arrest.

El auge de las plantas

Los consumidores están optando por comestibles a base de plantas como alternativa saludable a una vida de consumir carne y leche.

Patient Story

‘Only 2 percent survive’

After Turner Syndrome stunted her growth throughout childhood, Grace Ward is finally seeing possibilities open for her.

Think you’re eating gluten-free? Probably not

Study: One-third of 'gluten-free' restaurant foods in U.S. still have trace amounts of gluten.

Rise of the plants

Shoppers are turning to plant-based items as healthy alternatives to a life of milk and meat.

Lose excess pounds, lower breast cancer risk?

Women who lost 5 percent or more of their body weight had a 12 percent lower breast cancer risk.

Got a cold or trying to avoid one?

Zinc and vitamin C might offer relief (and maybe prevention), but you're better off focusing on a balanced diet.

What to know about vitamin D and bone health

Study: The sunshine vitamin might not prevent fractures or improve bone density in older adults, but the supplement does have its benefits.

Patient Story

Fighting for her life

A delicate procedure provides new hope for a lung cancer patient.