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.

Patient Story

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.

BMI, meet DNA

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

Patient Story

Navigating hope

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

Going beyond the step count

Today's wearable tech tracks everything from sleep patterns to calories burned. But are devices created equal?

A harbinger hormone?

Researchers suspect high levels of a key hormone in the blood could hint at a person's risk of developing age-related ailments, such as weakness and poor balance.

Patient Story

A journey for her heart

A teenage girl from Honduras travels far from home for a highly specialized ablation procedure.

Power of the pedal

Research suggests moderate, regular fitness activity—cycling outdoors, especially—could help keep your mind and body young, lowering the risk of early death.

Don’t sweat late-night eats

Study suggests there's no evidence to support the notion that high blood sugar can be prevented simply by not eating two hours prior to bedtime.

The burdens of bread

In an increasingly gluten-sensitive, carb-conscious world, bread is getting a tough rap—and it's not often warranted.

Frailty—dementia risk factor?

New research indicates a frail brain could be more susceptible to neurological problems such as dementia, as the patient is less able to cope.

Patient Story

‘Our first moment of joy’

As Sid Sybenga lay in critical condition following a cardiac arrest, an innovative lung treatment gave his family hope for his recovery.

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