Harvard researchers say adopting 5 healthy habits in middle age can help you extend the number of years you live disease-free as you grow older. We look at what they are and how to get started.
At 49, Hurst Peacock found himself bracing for open heart surgery. Then, he got a second opinion.
82-year-old Beryl Waters of Atlanta has logged more than 5,000 volunteer hours over the last 4 years at Shepherd Center, a spinal cord and brain injury rehabilitation hopsital. In that time, she's knitted hundreds of hats for patients, earning the nickname "hat lady."
In the middle of a busy flu season, when the Grady Emergency Department is seeing an average of about 400 patients a day, a new – and some believe troubling – virus has popped up on the radar screen, the coronavirus.
After witnessing Troy Cost's four-year search for a kidney donor, Reeshard Scott stepped in to give his friend a lifeline: one of his kidneys.
One in 3 Americans has metabolic syndrome, a group of risk factors that can raise a person's risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Experts say metabolic syndrome could soon overtake smoking as the leading cause of cardiovascular disease. But, Emory internist Dr. Sharon Bergquist says many people with the condition are not aware of it.
Time-restricted eating may be especially helpful to millions of Americans struggling with metabolic syndrome, a cluster of health conditions that can raise a person's risk of heart attack and stroke.
The flu is hitting younger Americans especially hard. John Chelcy, 17, of LaGrange, Georgia, says the virus sent him into acute kidney failure.
Flu experts say this flu season could be the roughest we've seen in a decade. Here is how to protect yourself.
Weight gain and high blood pressure in college football players may raise their risk of heart disease, according to researchers at Emory University.
If you're already struggling with your New Year's resolutions, it may be time for a resolution reboot. Emory internist Dr. Sharon Bergquist shares some tips on how to refocus and get back on track.
At the Forsyth County Family YMCA in Cumming, Georgia, a new non-contact boxing class is helping members with Parkinson's disease boost strength, balance and flexibility.
A chef creates a healthier vegan version of green bean casserole and gingerbread cookies, using some unexpected ingredients.
At 41, Jennifer Balzano was healthy, physically fit and eating well. The Alpharetta, Georgia, mother of 3, says she had no reason to believe she was sick in anyway. Then she noticed blood in her urine, and her life quickly began to unravel.
Eyelash extensions have become phenomenally popular with women looking for long, thick lashes. But, if you're not keeping them clean, you could end up with a buildup of parasitic mites along your lash line that can cause itching, redness and irritation.
Teenagers are spending hours every day staring at screens and surveys show they've never been more anxious or stressed. Are the two connected?
At 8, Brielle Felix seemed to be the ultimate picky eater, limiting herself to tortilla chips and drinkable yogurt. But, her parents soon learned there was more to her eating than being choosy. Felix had developed a phobia about food.
At 45, Mary Maddox says both of her legs suddenly went "dead." For the next 11 years, she went from doctor to doctor, trying to figure out why.
With 4.5 million U.S. teens and children now severely obese, the American Academy of Pediatrics says more teenagers should be offered the chance to undergo weight loss surgery. Ruby Hernandez, now 19, says gastric sleeve surgery helped her lose about 100 pounds in 6 months.
Charlie Criss of College Park, Georgia, spent the better part of 15 years battling painful kidney stones. Earlier this year, he finally sought help and discovered the problem was treatable, and he didn't need to live with the pain.