Swimming a Great Lake for a Great Cause

Swimming a Great Lake for a Great Cause

Tags: Crohn's disease

When Ryan Stevens was diagnosed with Crohn's disease, he was very sick and lost 65 pounds. But after his colon was removed, he recovered. Now, he'll swim 24 miles across Lake Erie to raise awareness about his disease.

health tips to make your life better

Amazing Arugula and Empowered Peepers (Slideshow)

Tags: health hub tips, slideshow

What unlikely health benefits can you get from bitter salad greens? Do you know how to pick the perfect pair of drugstore reading glasses? Can you see what’s really news in medical headlines?

HealthHub Number "10": Muscles, use them or lose them

Love Your Muscles In 10 Minutes Or Less

Tags: exercise, health hub number, infographic, muscles

The bad news: We all start losing muscle mass at a rate of 1 percent per year after age 30. The good news: There are ways to offset the loss of muscle depending on your current age.

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Keep Your Kids Sun-safe

Tags: skin cancer, summer safety, sunscreen, swimming

Swimming and outdoor sports are great ways for them to stay fit, but they also mean increased exposure to the sun. Here are some things parents can do to make sure summer is both fun and safe.

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Shifting From Athlete to Active Adult

Tags: athletes, exercise, workout

Find expert workout tips to help you make the change from being a high school or collegiate sports athlete to an active adult. Exercises and their intensity should change as you focus on long-term health.

teen eating a donut

Junk Food Banned From School Vending Machines

Tags: childhood diabetes, healthy diet, junk food, obesity

Registered dietitian Laura Jeffers discusses new government limits on sodium, fat and sugar in snacks offered in school vending machines. She gives parents practical tips to encourage healthy snacking.

Milk, eggs, cheese and mushrooms are good sources of vitamin D to help bones

Vitamin D: Great for Bones But Not Pain Relief

Tags: bone health, knee injury, knee pain, osteoarthritis, vitamin D

A new study finds that vitamin D supplements don’t relieve knee pain from osteoarthritis or limit cartilage loss. But the vitamin still provides a great ‘D’-fense for bone health.

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Kids and Tension Headaches: Biofeedback Cards

Tags: Headaches, migraines, stress, tension headaches

Just like adults, stressed-out kids can get tension headaches. But biofeedback cards can help them relax. The cards detect stress levels by reading hand temperature.

Medical Advances that may affect you

Aortic Aneurysm Trial Helps More Patients (Video)

Tags: aortic aneurysm, aortic aneurysm repair, aortic stent grafts, endografts, heart, heart surgery, heart videos, innovation, research, video

Vascular surgeon Matthew Eagleton, MD talks about a new device to make less invasive endograft procedures available for more patients with aortic aneurysms.

Track what you eat if you have migraines

Dear Diary: What Food Triggered This Migraine?

Tags: alcohol, caffeine, Headaches, migraine headaches, migraines, preservatives, tension headaches

Certain foods are considered potential migraine triggers, but figuring which culprits cause your own headaches can be tough. That’s why headache experts say it’s essential to keep a daily diary of what you eat.