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Bright Lights, Bad Sleep: Light Pollution and Insomnia

The more exposure older adults had to artificial outdoor light at night — even from inside their homes — the worse their insomnia became.

By Karen Gaudette Brewer

Young Adults Getting Chronic Kidney Disease

Chronic kidney used to be rare among young adults, but in recent years, the probability of death from chronic kidney disease has gone up almost 26.8 percent.

By Karen Gaudette Brewer

Gut Check: Hospital Infections May Come From Patients Themselves

Researchers found most hospital-acquired infections originate from patients’ own bodies, often from their large intestines, home to hundreds of different bacterial strains.

By Karen Gaudette Brewer

Why Is Mixing Drugs So Dangerous?

Mixing drugs without a doctor’s approval is never a good idea. Yes, that includes alcohol. Here’s why.

By Lara DeSanto

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.

By Elizabeth Millard

How to Avoid Injury When Doing Yard Work

Before diving into spring yard work, it's important to consider your current level of fitness so you can avoid an injury. Here's how you protect yourself.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Will the Future in Dieting be Guided by Genetics?

Struggling to lose weight? Science may soon be able to match a diet to your personal genetics.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

To Lower Risk of Diabetes Commit to Diet and Exercise

If you need a strong motivator to get you to realize that preventing type 2 diabetes is hugely possible and within your grasp, despite being at high risk, then the latest study is a true cheerleader. The 15-year study, which looked at preventing diab...

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Ways to Prevent Constipation

Try these easy tips to get your system moving again.

By Carmen Roberts, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.

Food Additives That Can Kill Your Mood

You are probably aware of the physical impact food can have on your body, but what about the psychological? Even when you think you are eating a nutritious snack, chances are that there are hidden additives that could be harming your nervous system – ...

By Amanda Page