Ready for your cardiorespiratory test?

There's plenty of focus on blood pressure and cholesterol, but consider evaluating the efficiency of your cardiorespiratory system.

Colon test options abound—but colonoscopy is best

While labs can evaluate colon health based on blood or stool samples, traditional imaging procedures are the most reliable.

Patient Story

‘Whatever I have to do, I’ll do it’

Diabetes diagnosis motivates Nikki Moon to change her lifestyle.

The power of community

Feel like you're alone and adrift amid hot flashes and menopause? Friends and family—and your health care provider—should be ports in the storm.

Out with the old

Frayed toothbrushes, worn pillows and aging contact lenses are among must-replace items if you value health and hygiene.

The diverticulitis divide

Half of people age 50 and older will experience this painful bowel condition. Learn how to prevent it—and recognize symptoms when they arise.

Patient Story

Stronger than suicide

Amid a struggle with depression and suicidal thoughts, Vicky Mennare wants others to know that getting help is a sign of strength.

The fan—friend or foe?

Your go-to tool in a hot spell might do more harm than good.

Escape the summer hot flash

Understand why your body is undergoing this process and you'll soon be a step closer to squelching that unwelcome heat.

Red flags to watch for in young athletes

Body image and a host of other factors can influence—for better or worse—your teen's habits with all things nutrition.

Patient Story

A new kind of beat

Joint pain and weight problems kept Kim Metzger sedentary for years. She found a new groove with cardio-drumming—and later, bariatric surgery.

The changing hazards of middle age

Growing use of prescription medications—as well as addiction to illegal drugs and alcohol—has led to middle-age adults experiencing more injuries from falls.

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