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Statin users, don’t make this deadly mistake

If you’re among the more than 24 million Americans who take a cholesterol-lowering statin, now hear this: Don’t...


Dodge this major heart risk

Steak. Hamburgers. Egg yolks. Liver. Ground-breaking research shows that these foods are as dangerous for your arteries as...


Our top resolution for 2016: Waste the waist

Americans’ waistlines continue to expand with 43 percent of men and 64 percent of women now in the Abdominal Obesity...


Five ways to save your brain

Contestants on TV’s “Fear Factor” ate squirming cockroaches, sat in a bathtub of leeches and dangled from a...


Welcome to the gene-editing revolution

It sounds like science fiction: Snip out a bad gene, insert a good one and stop cancer in its tracks. But this fall, a British...


Go spicy to beat holiday weight gain

Ho! Ho! Oh! No! ‘Tis the season ... for packing on extra weight. Research suggests that holiday weight gain, year after...


A grown-up talk about vaccines

Whooping cough. Mumps. Measles. Chickenpox. They’re not just for kids anymore, and neither are the vaccines that protect...


Food stars not just for athletes

Olympic marathon runners and college football stars chug-a-lug beet juice for a performance boost. Headlines tout watermelon as...


Easiest happiness Rx: Use your strengths

In the movie “The Martian,” astronaut Mark Watney, played by actor Matt Damon, uses perseverance, ingenuity and a...


What you should know about sports concussions

At last, sports-related concussions are getting the attention they deserve.

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