Weight and Your Health

It’s easy to hop on the bathroom scale and declare that your weight is just right, but your body mass index (BMI) can more closely gauge whether or not you are in a healthy weight range. BMI is a number, based on your height and weight, that is an indicator of body fatness. Though it doesn’t...

Brain Fitness

Like other parts of the body that show signs of aging—a softer midsection, weaker muscles—your brain also declines as you get older. And while you can’t put your brain on a treadmill or give it a set of dumbbells to lift, there are some proven techniques that can help keep your brain fit. Even if...

Heart Health

A puppy in the pet shop window who tugs at your heartstrings, the first relationship that left you heartbroken—it’s tough to shield your heart from everything life has in store. But when it comes to keeping your heart healthy and preventing heart disease, protection is crucial. According to the...

Sleep and Your Health

After an evening of staying up watching late-night TV or desperately trying to fall asleep without success, you’ll feel the effects of lack of sleep the following morning. Hitting the snooze button a few more times or yawning through your first meeting of the day, however, are only the immediate...

Cancer Prevention

Wear sunscreen to the all-day Fourth of July barbeque. Duck under the umbrella during peak sunshine hours. Avoid tanning beds. These skin cancer prevention tips are valuable enough to repeat, but they’re undoubtedly not new to you. Still, despite what we know about heading off this disease, more...

Digestive Health

In a world filled with cheese, ice cream and milk, people with lactose intolerance may find themselves frustrated by the dietary limitations of their disorder. Others may not even realize that they have it. Though it affects more than 30 million Americans, lactose intolerance is one of the most...

Men's Health

Though you may have seen the impact of menopause on a woman in your life, you may not realize that a man’s hormones also change as he ages. Andropause (also called late-onset hypogonadism, androgen decline or—more casually—male menopause) is the gradual decline of testosterone, the primary male sex...

Women's Health

As a woman, you are unique in so many ways—and that includes whether or not you choose to treat your menopause symptoms and what options you select if you do, be they natural remedies, medications or a combination of the two. It’s common to want a black-and-white answer as to what to do to manage...

Staying Healthy