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Medical Care on a Cruise: What to Know

A former cruise ship doctor explains what you can expect if you need medical care on the ocean.

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Could Your Doctor’s Religious Beliefs Come Between You and Your Health Care?

The Trump administration says its new ruling is a way to protect religious freedoms. But many say it goes too far.

By Lara DeSanto

How to Stay Connected When You Live Alone

Even the most solitude-loving people get lonely sometimes. Here’s how to fight it.

By Lara DeSanto

Americans Are Drowning in Medical Debt

More than half of U.S. adults struggle with medical costs — and it’s only going to get worse, researchers say.

By Lara DeSanto

The Science Behind Your Love for Coffee and Beer

It’s not as obvious as you may think — in fact, it’s in your genes.

By Lara DeSanto

Finally, a Blood Test to Diagnose Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Researchers have brought us one step closer to quickly diagnosing this elusive disease that many brush off as “imaginary.”

By Lara DeSanto

This Flu Season is the Longest in 10 Years

We’re going on Week 22 of flu season, and no, it’s not necessarily too late to get your shot. Here’s what you should know.

By Lara DeSanto

Happy Wife, Happy Life: A Happier Partner Could Help You Live Longer

Could your partner’s happiness really be more important than your own in affecting your health? Here’s what the research says.

By Lara DeSanto

The Magic of 20 Minutes of Exercise

We’ve got some especially good news if you’re stuck in a chair all day for work (or if you just really, really like TV).

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