With 80,000 flu deaths last season, experts urge vaccination

Prevention is key—public health officials urge Americans to get an annual flu shot, to protect both yourself and those around you.

5 facts every woman should know about ovarian cancer

Learn the risks of developing this "silent killer" disease, and recognize its earliest warning signs.

Snack wisely at work

The occasional office treat won't ruin your diet. But day in and day out, those office cakes, pastries and pies add up to trouble.

Fitter folks suffer milder strokes

'Exercise is the 401K of health. The more you put in it, the better your health is in old age.'

Patient Story

‘When she’s happy, I’m happy’

When a mom can’t be home for her daughter’s birthday, caregivers on the bone marrow transplant unit help them celebrate with a purple unicorn party.

We’re all Pig-Pens

We all trail a personal cloud of bacteria, viruses, fungi, plant particles, chemicals and even microscopic animals.

To help beat heart disease, stay upbeat

Optimistic people not only take better care of themselves, they are also less likely to suffer from the damaging effects of stress.

Reclaim your pelvic health

Don't let pain during sex or bladder leakage issues keep you down.

Fight the sneeze—safely

An expert gives us the goods on how to best fight seasonal sniffling and the ah-choos.

30 million Americans now have diabetes

People should consider testing, even if they think they don't have it.

Going vegetarian cuts colon cancer risk?

Healthy eating and behaviors—including exercising and not smoking—work in conjunction to keep the body in tip-top shape.

Miracles of life, marvels of technology

Much about pregnancy and childbirth is the same today as it was generations ago—but there are plenty of tech gadgets to keep things interesting.