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There's Fun and Fitness in the Pool for Asthmatic Kids February 20, 2017

High humidity in indoor pools can also help keep airways open and prevent attacks, doctor says

Same-Sex Marriage Laws Tied to Fewer Teen Suicides February 20, 2017

Perceived acceptance may benefit gay, lesbian and bisexual teens, study suggests

Most Parents Don't Think They're Meeting Kids' Nutritional Needs February 20, 2017

In national survey, only 1 of 3 respondents felt they're teaching healthy eating habits

Health Tip: Reducing Your Heart Disease Risk February 20, 2017

Tips to benefit your ticker

Ready for Spring Break? Have Fun But Play It Safe February 18, 2017

Drinking too much can affect your judgment, increasing your risk for injury, CDC warns

Low-Fat Meal May Boost Costly Cancer Drug February 17, 2017

But patients shouldn't try this on their own, researcher warns

Lingering Baby Weight? Don't Blame the Pregnancy February 17, 2017

Researchers find weight gain speeds up a year after delivery, suggest motherhood might be the reason why

Vitamin D Pumps Up Muscles February 17, 2017

People with higher 'active' levels of the vitamin in the bloodstream had more muscle mass, study finds

Cutting Salt a Health Boost for Kidney Patients February 16, 2017

Blood pressure and fluid retention improve in those counseled by dietitians, small study shows

Possible Drawback to Gluten-Free: Toxic Metals February 16, 2017

Higher levels of arsenic, mercury found in people who follow this eating plan, study finds

Post-Menopausal? Give Exercise a Try February 16, 2017

Study participants were fitter, felt better -- and were less bothered by hot flashes

Siliq Approved for Plaque Psoriasis February 16, 2017

Injected drug is for use by patients who've failed other treatments

FDA Approves Injectable Psoriasis Drug for Tough Cases February 16, 2017

But Siliq poses increased risk of suicidal behavior, agency warns

Dealing With Diabetes Distress February 16, 2017

The blood sugar disease often comes with enormous mental and emotional strains, specialists say

Vitamin D Linked to Lower Risk of Respiratory Infections February 16, 2017

But medical experts can't agree if recommending supplements or food fortification would be helpful

Health Tip: Give Your Kids Bone-Building Food February 16, 2017

Suggestions for stronger bodies

Weight-Loss Surgery May Help Obese Patients Beat Diabetes February 15, 2017

After procedure, some patients were able to stop taking insulin to control their blood sugar, researchers report

Teens May Go Hungry as Poorest Families Struggle to Feed Kids February 15, 2017

Parents skip meals so children can eat, but youngest siblings get priority if there's not enough food

5 Ways Women Can Cut Their Heart Attack Risk February 15, 2017

Heart disease is leading cause of death in U.S., but many don't know they have it

Health Tip: Enjoy Beans February 15, 2017

Here are potential benefits

Screen Time and Teen Time February 14, 2017

Study found no link between high use of video games/computers and academics, delinquency

Heart Disease Could Cost U.S. $1 Trillion Per Year By 2035: Report February 14, 2017

American Heart Association estimates that nearly half of Americans will have heart disease in less than 20 years

Genes Tied to Belly Size Also Linked to Heart Disease February 14, 2017

Large study found association, but did not prove cause and effect

Health Tip: Eat Your Antioxidants February 14, 2017

And protect cells from damage

Be Your Child's Valentine February 14, 2017

The American Academy of Pediatrics offers tips for showing kids your love every day

Mediterranean Diet Plus Olive Oil a Boost to Heart Health? February 13, 2017

It enhances protective effects of 'good' HDL cholesterol, study suggests

FDA Issues Warning About Balloon Obesity Treatments February 13, 2017

Some devices are over-inflating, and some have been linked to pancreas inflammation, agency says

Air Pollution May Raise Risk of Type 2 Diabetes February 10, 2017

Study of obese Hispanic children suggests smog might boost chances of developing the blood sugar disorder

Senate Confirms Rep. Tom Price as Health Secretary February 10, 2017

Surgeon from Atlanta is outspoken critic of Affordable Care Act

Winning the Veggie Wars With Kids February 10, 2017

Nutritionist offers advice on getting children to eat healthier fare

Health Tip: Eating a Healthy Diet February 10, 2017

Watch what you eat, but don't go overboard

College Students Seem to Take Longer to Recover From Concussion February 10, 2017

Average is 1-2 weeks, but study found some kids needed more than 3 weeks to get better

Emflaza Approved for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy February 09, 2017

First U.S. approval of corticosteroid to treat the disorder

Heart-Healthy Tips for Your Grocery List February 09, 2017

Start by loading up with veggies, preferably in a variety of colors, cardiologist says

Divorce May Shrink an Older Woman's Waistline… February 09, 2017

… while marriage may widen it, study suggests

Whole-Grain Foods May Help You Stay Slim February 08, 2017

Study found switching to more fibrous fare lowered calorie absorption, boosted metabolism rate

E-Cigs May Be 'Bridge' to Teens' Tobacco Use February 08, 2017

'Vapers' seem much more likely to give real smokes a try, study finds

Harsh Parenting Can Backfire With Bad Behavior From Teens February 08, 2017

Early sex, stealing and dropping out of school are some of the consequences, study contends

Many Hospital Workers Are an Unhealthy Lot: Study February 07, 2017

Houston-area review found high rates of overweight and obesity, low physical activity

Know Your Heart's Numbers February 07, 2017

Too few Americans aware of modifiable heart disease risk factors, such as blood pressure and weight

When Counting Calories, Consider the Cream and Sugar February 07, 2017

Most calories in coffee and tea come from what's added, researchers say

Health Tip: Have an Unusual Breakfast February 07, 2017

But make sure it's nutritious

U.S. Teens Lag on Recommended Vaccinations February 06, 2017

HPV and flu immunization rates remain well below goals, pediatricians' group says

Terminally Ill Obese People Less Likely to Get Hospice Care February 06, 2017

And those who did get end-of-life services had fewer days than slimmer patients, study finds

Weight Loss Tied to Lower Risk of Uterine Cancer February 06, 2017

Benefit was greatest in women who were obese and achieved a normal weight, study suggests

Newborn Screening Tests Approved February 06, 2017

The screens are used to detect four rare metabolic disorders

Health Tip: For Better Sleep, Watch What You Eat February 06, 2017

Sleep experts offer do's and don'ts

1 in 4 Teen E-Cigarette Users Has Tried 'Dripping' February 06, 2017

This method creates denser clouds of vapor, with unknown effects on health, researchers say

Hey, Super Bowl Fans: Don't Choke on Game Day February 04, 2017

Be especially careful with meats as these foods are most likely to get stuck, study finds

Substitutions for a 'Slimmer Bowl' Football Party February 03, 2017

Game-day tip: Swap out calorie-laden staples with healthier fare

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