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.

Study: Change palate, save planet

Years-long food sustainability research determines humanity must cut down on meat consumption and adopt a mostly plant-based diet to keep from depleting resources.

‘There’s no one magic activity’

But studies show you can slow the progression of dementia. Here's what you should do to ensure long-term brain health.

Plight of the astronaut: Back pain

New research suggests explorers experience loss of spinal muscle and gain of fatty tissue during long forays in space.

Banish those blues

Fitness, food, light therapy and socialization can help fend off the seasonal sadness that befalls many amid winter's dark and dreary months.

Smart money’s on the symphony

Study: Children who hone their musical skills will often show bigger gains in other areas of academics.

Health slump? Nip it in the bud

Research shows it's much easier to preserve good health than reverse poor health—and everything worsens once diabetes enters the picture.

Youthful mind, youthful heart

Let go of the past and embrace the future by chasing new adventures and new friendships. Your mind and body will reap the dividends in years.

Patient Story

A new way to fight

Jeremy Rootes' immune cells are trained to recognize and destroy his lymphoma cells in CAR T-cell therapy, a groundbreaking cancer treatment.

Patient Story

‘A real pioneer’

Asked if he wanted to undergo a groundbreaking surgery to rebuild his heart, 11-year-old Trent Ahlefeld said, ‘I’ll take a risk to make myself feel better.”

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