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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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Fewer Than Half of US Youth Discuss Sensitive Topics With Docs

Fewer than one-half of U.S. young people are discussing sensitive issues like sexual health, mental health, and gun safety with their health care providers, according to a study published in Pediatrics.

By Lara DeSanto

5 Steps to Cultivate Flow

Flow is a state of being when you are so immersed in a task that everything around you seems to fade into the background. Research says the benefits of flow are endless. Here's how to cultivate it.

By Nick Hobson

The Great Kratom Controversy

Is this botanical substance a dietary supplement with pain relieving properties — or is it an addictive drug?

By Stephanie Stephens

Could You Benefit From a Video Visit with Your Doc?

Video doctor-patient visits, which allow health care providers and patients to communicate using a computer can replace in-office visits for many patients.

By Diane Domina

What's the Best Diet for 2019?

In its assessment, U.S. News & World Report ranked more than 40 diet and eating plans. The best overall for the second straight year: The Mediterranean Diet.

By Diane Domina

The Many Benefits of a ‘Dry’ January

Are there actual health-related benefits to abstaining for the whole month of January? Research from the University of Sussex in England says yes, there are.

By Diane Domina

Veterinarian Suicide Rates Continue to Be Higher Than Average

In a trend that’s continued for more than 30 years, U.S. veterinarians — especially female vets — are at higher risk for suicide than the general population.

By Diane Domina

Say Aloha to the Nation's Healthiest State

Hawaii is the healthiest state in America — a position it’s held four of the past five years, according to an annual report from the United Health Foundation.

By Diane Domina

Want to Regulate Your Vitamin D? Take Magnesium, Too

The benefits of vitamin D are well established — from healthy bones to a strong immune system — so it's important to have optimal levels. One way to accomplish that? Magnesium.

By Lara DeSanto

Things That Can Go Wrong With Food Substitutions

Going gluten free for your holiday recipes? Or just switching to coconut cooking oil? Make sure you watch out for these possible pitfalls.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.