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  • 5 ways to avoid summer weight gain

    5 ways to avoid summer weight gain

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    Summer’s breezy vibe may tempt you to give your diet a vacation, but wait! Here are some easy ways to keep your weight in check while still enjoying yourself:Beat Sweet CravingsFeel an ice cream binge coming on? Nip a sweet craving by eating…

  • New heart drug guidelines efficient and cost effective

    New heart drug guidelines efficient and cost effective

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    New guidelines for prescribing cholesterol-lowering medications are efficient and cost-effective, according to two new studies. The new research, published in JAMA, examines the 2013 recommendation that people ages 40 to 75 with at least a 7.5 percent risk of having a heart attack or stroke…

  • 14 signs you could be anemic

    14 signs you could be anemic

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    The signs of iron-deficiency anemia can often be subtle and vague, but it’s the most common form of anemia. In fact, 237,000 visits to the emergency room result in a primary diagnosis of the condition, according to a report by the Centers for Disease Control…

  • How junk food damages your body in 9 days or less

    How junk food damages your body in 9 days or less

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    1. It messes with your metabolismSo you've been blessed with a speedy metabolism and tend to eat whatever you want. Yeah, that won't last forever: That's the lesson that 12 college-aged men, all relatively healthy, learned when they were put on a high-fat diet…

  • 10 Signs You May Have Kidney Disease

    10 Signs You May Have Kidney Disease

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    More than 26 million American adults are living with kidney disease. Most don't know it -- Over 90 percent of people with signs of kidney disease are unaware of it. March is National Kidney Month, and one of the best ways to observe this health…

  • 11 ways to help your child adjust to a new baby

    11 ways to help your child adjust to a new baby

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    You’ve got this mommy thing down pat and now you’re ready to have another one. Sure, you and your partner might be excited, but once your older child meets the new baby he might not feel the same way.Experts say it’s normal for older…

  • Pot death: Teen leaps 4 stories after eating marijuana cookie

    Pot death: Teen leaps 4 stories after eating marijuana cookie

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    A teenager in Colorado died after consuming an entire marijuana cookie that contained 6 servings of marijuana's active ingredient, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), according to a new report.The 19-year-old man had received a marijuana cookie from his friend, a 23-year-old who bought the product from a…

  • Travel tricks to help you slim down

    Travel tricks to help you slim down

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    Ever feel like you’ve just started to get in the good eating groove and then a trip comes along and derails your slim down efforts? Fortunately, travel doesn’t have to lead to weight gain, especially if you plan ahead. Try these five slim-down strategies next…

  • 15 weird risk factors for kidney stones

    15 weird risk factors for kidney stones

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    Anyone who's ever passed a kidney stone before has probably wondered how something so small (usually, anyway!) can cause so much pain. Unfair, we know. About 1 in 11 people will suffer from a kidney stone in their lifetime—and once you've already had one, you're…

  • Lawyer cites teacher's brain condition in student sex assaults

    Lawyer cites teacher's brain condition in student sex assaults

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    NEWARK, N.J. – A high school teacher accused of having sex with six male students has a brain condition that left her defenseless to the students' aggressive behavior, her lawyer said.Nicole DuFault, 36, of Caldwell, pleaded not guilty in April to aggravated sexual assault…

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