Latest by Stephanie Stephens

Sleep Seven Hours for a Young Heart

Seven appears to be the magic number for sleep during a 24-hour period, while sleeping less or more may increase heart age.

Opioid-Related Deaths An Enormous Burden

The percentage of deaths due to opioids increased nearly 300 percent from 2001 to 2016, says new research in JAMA Network Open.

Former Smoker? Get Screened for Lung Cancer

Congrats on quitting smoking, but your risk of lung cancer is still elevated. Here's why you should be vigilant about lung cancer screening.

If You Want to be Happy: Involve Other People

New research says that time socializing with family, friends, and neighbors increased life satisfaction ratings.

Think Twice Before Supplement Shopping

Study finds many supplements provide few advantages to wellness (but also, no risk).

The Information Concussion Patients Aren't Getting

Researchers find millions of mTBI patients lack sufficient follow-up education or care.

Maybe You Should Hit Snooze on Weekends After All

Researchers say weekend catch-up sleep may actually help overall wellness.

Lung Cancer More Prevalent in Young Women

A new study explores why lung cancer seems to be declining among men faster than in women.

Severe Eczema May Raise Heart Disease Risk

A diagnosis of severe and active atopic eczema may moderately increase risk of cardiovascular disease, conditions that affect your heart and blood vessels.

Can a Low-Fat Diet Impact Breast Cancer Survival?

A study in JAMA Oncology found that overall breast cancer survival was higher for women who ate a lower-fat diet than those who ate a “usual diet.”