Health Report

Imagine you’re walking down a path through a leafy forest on a sunny spring day. more

Mar 29, 2017 7:40 AM Self & Wellness

Last year, when my family stayed in a hotel one weekend, I distinctly remember the feeling I had when I opened the door to the room. more

Feb 27, 2017 7:21 AM

Alternative medicine may be rooted in ancient healing arts, but it’s ideal for keeping 21st-century bodies active and on the go. more

Nov 28, 2016 7:33 AM Self & Wellness

Most of her life, Ellie Labajetta “needed my glasses to find my glasses.” Still, she resisted corrective surgery. more

Apr 27, 2016 9:25 AM Self & Wellness

While taking platinum-based chemotherapy for his lung cancer, Norman Kaye would joke that it gave him as much platinum inside his body as his wife had in her jewelry. more

Feb 25, 2016 9:15 AM Self & Wellness

February is often the month that runners come out of hibernation, dust off their running shoes or lace up for the first time, and begin to hit area roadways, trails or treadmills. more

Jan 27, 2016 8:48 AM Fitness

It’s almost here! The wedding. The cruise. The reunion. The date is circled on your calendar. You have the dress. more

Dec 23, 2015 8:24 AM Fitness

10 tips for winter skincare more

Nov 25, 2015 8:24 AM Self & Wellness

Broken tooth. Sprained ankle. Sniffle. Shortness of breath. Chest pain. Chances are, you know when a sudden accident or sneezing fit requires medical attention. more

Nov 25, 2015 8:24 AM Self & Wellness

So many of us have been brought up to avoid talking about “female trouble” that we won’t even ask the one person who can help—our OB-GYN. more

Oct 26, 2015 10:47 AM Self & Wellness

When most women think of hormones, they think of estrogen. That’s the culprit in weight gain, mood swings, and hot flashes, right? more

Sep 25, 2015 8:57 AM Self & Wellness

In a culture where everyone wants to be slender, it can be hard to identify an eating disorder. more

Sep 25, 2015 8:57 AM Self & Wellness

There was a time when the word “leukemia” meant one thing: cancer of the blood. That’s still the meaning of leukemia and lymphoma, when harmful cancer cells multiply, but today, doctors know that they come in many forms. more

Aug 26, 2015 11:35 AM Self & Wellness

Stress gets blamed for everything from nibbled fingernails and headaches to heart disease and even cancer. more

Jun 26, 2015 10:31 AM Self & Wellness

Neil Baksh was doing everything right. He was eating the right things. He wasn’t smoking. He was exercising six days a week. So he was shocked when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. more

May 22, 2015 9:28 AM Self & Wellness

“What a pain in the neck!” Admit it. You’ve uttered that phrase when you were stuck in traffic or on eternal hold with customer service. more

May 22, 2015 8:55 AM Self & Wellness

What’s the difference between dementia and Alzheimer’s disease? To answer that question, think first of holding an apple in your hand. You know it’s an apple, but what type is it? McIntosh? more

Apr 24, 2015 10:17 AM Self & Wellness

On July 4, 2012, Robert Wheelan went kayaking. He had “one or two drinks. Nothing extravagant.” more

Mar 27, 2015 12:06 PM Self & Wellness

You hurt your back in a car accident or wrenched your shoulder lifting a box at work, and the pain just won’t go away. Maybe a degenerative condition is causing severe back or neck pain. more

Feb 25, 2015 8:29 AM Self & Wellness

You may have noticed a new bike lane along your daily commute. Or perhaps the new bike racks outside your favorite part of town. more

Jan 28, 2015 8:41 AM Travel