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health

Astounding facts about breast milk

Advancements in biotech have led to the development of lab-grown breast milk—but it can't quite replicate the natural source.

‘A mask is the way to do this’

It can help protect the most vulnerable from sickness, infectious disease specialists say.

Patient Story

‘The place I needed to be’

When cancer claimed her husband, Courtney Appel found solace in becoming a patient advocate.

Stop the runaway weight train

Life during the pandemic has thrown a wrench in diets and exercise regimens. Here's how to get things back on track.

Rest to digest: Tips for calming cortisol

You can eat without the anxiety and stress. Here's how.

How to grow a youthful brain

Low-intensity activities like gardening and dancing could help retain brain volume, ultimately slowing the effects of age.

Don’t forget the fridge

As you spring clean, reach back into the far recesses of your refrigerator—it may surprise you what ancient purchases lurk within.

A pernicious fizz

Sugary sodas will raise your cholesterol and triglyceride levels, upping the odds of heart disease and stroke.

Breastfeeding could delay menopause

It prevents ovulation and may slow the natural depletion of ovarian follicles, lowering the risk of early menopause.

Could antibiotics spur childhood obesity?

Changes in the gut microbiome might alter the way a developing body stores and burns calories, leading to long-term weight problems.

Is your gym a giant petri dish?

Handlebars, stationary bikes and other high-contact surfaces offer ample ground for the growth of germs, viruses and fungus.

Bon appetit, baby!

A pediatrician shares when and how to get your little ones started on solid foods.