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What Happens When Kids Don’t Drink Enough Water — and What You Can Do to Make Sure Yours Do

As many as 1 in 5 kids say they don’t drink water regularly. Find out what they’re downing instead (and what they’re risking because of it).

By Lara DeSanto

Eat Your Way to Stronger Heart

Heart failure is a serious condition that affects millions of adults in the U.S., but this new study gives us one clear-cut way to lower our risk.

By Lara DeSanto

These Eating Habits Could Endanger Your Heart

When (and if) you eat certain meals throughout the day could have serious implications for your cardiovascular health, according to new research.

By Lara DeSanto

This Basic Mistake Is Causing Kids With Asthma To Be Hospitalized

Millions of children in the U.S. have the breathing disorder — and a new study revealed dangerous gaffes with their inhaler technique.

By Lara DeSanto

Do Workplace Wellness Programs Really Work?

If your employer is pushing you to eat better and exercise more, you’re not alone — workplace wellness programs are hugely popular these days. But a new study aimed to determine whether they’re actually worthwhile.

By Lara DeSanto

Alexa, Can You Help Me Donate Blood?

Have an Amazon Alexa device? Now you can use it to schedule an appointment at your nearest blood drive, get first aid tips, and more.

By Lara DeSanto

Do You Believe These Sleep Myths? It Could Be Harming Your Health

Widespread assumptions about Zzzs could be seriously endangering your health, due to conditions like sleep apnea. Thankfully, a new study is busting common myths.

By Lara DeSanto

An Extra Routine Ultrasound Scan Could Prevent This Common Birth Complication

Most moms-to-be only get two ultrasounds during pregnancy — but new research could change that, benefiting moms and babies alike.

By Lara DeSanto

Bad News: Your Docs May Not Be Washing Their Hands Correctly

Hand hygiene is key, especially in hospitals where health care-related infections can be fatal. Yet new research finds that health care workers may not be doing everything they can to protect us.

By Lara DeSanto

Regular Cannabis Users May Need Twice the Amount of Sedation During Surgery

While many people sing the praises of marijuana and its benefits, the drug isn’t without its risks. And the latest may affect your sedation levels in the operating room.

By Lara DeSanto