Now What?

Many Americans Don't Know How to Handle High Cholesterol


Americans with high cholesterol are well aware of its heart dangers, but many lack the confidence or knowledge to keep it under control, a new survey shows. More >

Not Designed For Medical Use

Don't Bank on Heart-Rate Accuracy From Activity Tracker


Wrist-worn activity trackers such as Fitbit don't reliably assess heart rate, a new study finds. More >

Multivitamins May Not Help Men's Hearts, Even When Diet Is Poor


Millions of American men pop a multivitamin each day, but new research shows the pills won't help the heart -- even if a man's nutrition is lacking. More >

Good Sleep Does Get Tougher With Age

Study: Many Seniors Struggle to Get Deep, Restorative Sleep


Most people see their sleep habits shift as they age, but a new review suggests that some seniors lose the ability to get deep, restorative rest. More >

'Yo-Yo' Dieting Does No Favors for Your Heart


Yo-yo dieting -- quickly losing weight only to promptly regain it -- may raise the risk of heart problems, a new study suggests. More >

Intense Interval Training Boosts Cells

Exercise: The Cellular 'Fountain of Youth'


High-intensity exercise may help older adults reverse certain aspects of the "cellular" aging process, a new study suggests. More >

Distracted Walking, Driving Blamed

U.S. Pedestrian Deaths Surged to Record in 2016


For the second straight year, U.S. pedestrian deaths are setting alarming new records. More >

Report Names Major Sodium Sources

The Saltiest Foods May Surprise You


You probably know that Americans consume way too much salt, but a new U.S. government report points the finger at some surprising sources of salt in the diet. More >

Good? Bad? What's the Difference?

What You Need to Know About Cholesterol


Cholesterol plays a vital role in your health, so it's important to understand the different types of cholesterol and how to influence their levels, a heart specialist says. More >

Check Sugar Content of Low-Fat Foods

Foods Labeled 'Healthy' May Hide Unhealthy Secrets


Food products that claim to be no-fat, no-sugar, low-fat or reduced-salt aren't necessarily healthier, researchers say. More >

Fruit Juice for Kids: A Serving a Day OK


Pediatricians have long suggested that fruit juice may prompt weight gain in children, but a new review finds it harmless when consumed in moderation. More >

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