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  • By Robert Jimison Infant mortality rates have reached new lows, according to a report released by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday. From 2005 to 2014, the infant mortality rate in the US dropped 15%, from 6.86 infant deaths per 1,000......

  • By: Tiffany Eatz, Roger Blumenthal, M.D., and Seth Martin, M.D. They include: A for age, B for blood pressure, C for cholesterol and cigarette smoking, D for diabetes and E for (lack of) exercise. Do you know that heart disease is the leading cause of......

  • By: Nicholas Bakalar Being overweight as a teenager may increase the risk for liver illness later in life, a new study has found. Swedish researchers used data on more than 1.2 million young men ages 17 to 19 who were drafted into the military from......

The Challenge We Face

  • By Alice G. Walton People have been learning to control their breath for a long time—it’s been a method of calming the mind in yoga and meditation for millennia, and it’s used today in medical and psychiatric settings to help quell anxiety, and even curb panic. Now,......

  •   By Carmen Heredia Roderiguez Michael Miller, 44, does what most smokers do to protect his sons and daughter from the fumes of his Marlboro Ultra Lights. He takes it outside. After his 7 a.m. coffee, he walks out of his home in Cincinnati to......

  • By Kelly Wallace On my first day back at work as a network news correspondent after my first child was born 11 years ago, a late assignment meant I arrived home long after my daughter had gone to bed. A few mornings later, the phone......

Take Action

  • By Gretchen Reynolds Running may be the single most effective exercise to increase life expectancy, according to a new review and analysis of past research about exercise and premature death. The new study found that, compared to nonrunners, runners tended to live about three additional......

  • By Gretchen Reynolds Taking 10,000 steps per day is often suggested as a desirable exercise goal for people who wish to improve their health. But a new study of postal workers in Scotland suggests that that number could be too conservative and that, to best......

  • By Marlene Cimons On that November Sunday in 2015, Stephanie Thomas Nichols was 40 miles into her drive home to Townsend, Del., from her vacation cabin in Western Maryland when she felt an odd sensation in her upper body. “No pain, just pressure, heaviness,’’ recalls......



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