Life expectancy at birth reached an all-time record high of 78.8 years in 2012, according to data recently released by the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics. Find out what's changed and why, according to the experts.
When a genetic mutation makes headlines, the first thing patients ask is, “Should I be tested for it?”
Bug bites are mostly just annoying. But when do mosquito bites or ticks need further attention? An expert explains what to watch for.
When it comes to offering the best health benefits and sports performance, energy bars and sports gels are not all created equal. Find tips to choosing the best ones or you.
How can you avoid going through this sickness again? Start with these tips to clean up after a bout of norovirus.
This heart-healthy version of every kid’s favorite cookie is low in cholesterol and high in omega-3 fatty acids. Walnuts and canola oil replace the usual eggs and butter, and oats and whole-wheat flour provide the whole grain. Finally — a treat you can feel good about!
Ah, drinking coffee. Truly one of life’s simple pleasures. But some milks and sweeteners add unnecessary fat and calories. If you do like to dress your coffee up, here are five tips to doing it healthier.
Fiber offers some surprising benefits. An expert explains why it’s good for us, what it does in our bodies and the best way to increase it in your diet.
Ear buds and earphones are everywhere -- and may even seem physically attached to some teens. While these little sonic feeding tubes can fill us with music, they can also cause hearing damage. Here’s how to minimize the risk.
When it comes to lung cancer, there are various diagnostic tests used to determine the stage as well as how stage 1 and 2 lung cancer are defined. The good news: If it is detected in stage 1, lung cancer has a high cure rate.