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Standing several hours a day can help drop weight
Standing up burns more calories than sitting—enough that you may notice.
A newer, better shingles vaccine
Shingrix is recommended as the preferred shingles vaccine for adults age 50 and older.
Why is melanoma on the rise in people middle-aged and older?
While young adults are getting melanoma at a slower rate, this deadly skin cancer is on the rise in other groups. Here's why.
Heart attack more likely during the first few days of flu
A new study shows that people who get the flu have an increased risk for heart attack, particularly in the first week of the flu.
Breast cancer treatments may harm women's hearts
A new study shows that breast cancer treatment carries heart risks. Fortunately, there are things women can do to minimize these risks while still getting the care they need.
Beat the winter dinner blues with a savory salad
Even when it's freezing outside, a salad is still a good menu option. Find out how you can add some fun, healthy flavor to this winter meal.
Diabetes burnout? Try these tips
Too much stress can be bad news for your health.
Drug overdoses that are ruled accidental may actually be suicides.
Find out what to do if you suspect someone is thinking about suicide.
After joint replacement: What you need to know if you live alone
These tips may help ensure a successful recovery post-joint replacement surgery.
Americans are sleeping more—and that's great news
A survey has found that Americans are sleeping more—not less. That's largely because we're going to bed earlier.
Just 1 cigarette a day is still risky
Light smoking is bad for your heart—and also raises your chance of a stroke.
It may be easier to get the flu than you think
A new study suggests the flu can be spread just by breathing.
The pros and cons of a chocolatey treat
See what science really says about whether chocolate helps hearts and prevents cancer.
Shorter days can bring on seasonal depression
Seasonal affective disorder usually shows up during the fall and winter months. Do these symptoms sound familiar?
Did you know? You can train your memory
A new study suggests older adults who learn memory skills may improve their attention span and decision making. Learn more about this medication-free method.
Light therapy may help cancer survivors sleep better
Using a light box is thought to synchronize the body's clock and improve sleep.
Gum disease has been linked to cancer
A new study shows evidence of the relationship between severe gum disease and certain cancers.
Gastric sleeve, gastric bypass produce similar results
Many people in the study saw disappearance of type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure.
Breastfeeding may reduce mom's diabetes risk
Moms who breastfed for more than six months saw the greatest benefit.
Caring for minor burns at home
Know what to do if you or a child is scalded or burned—and what not to do.
Heart attack and cardiac arrest aren't the same thing
During American Heart Month, take a moment to learn how to help someone survive a heart attack or sudden cardiac arrest.
4 tips to help baby sleep safely
Many parents aren't following infant safe-sleeping practices, per a new report.
Regular exercise may reverse effects of sedentary living
Exercise can reduce the heart-health consequences of an inactive lifestyle, per a new study. And middle age may be the best time to do it.
FDA limits use of opioid cough and cold medicines for kids
New requirements limit the use of prescription medications that contain codeine or hydrocodone.
Alcohol misuse causing more trips to the ER
A nearly 50 percent increase in the rate of alcohol-related emergency room visits has researchers concerned about drinking trends.