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A Year of Birth Control
When veterans were given a year's supply of oral contraceptives, instead of 90 days, the risk and costs of unplanned pregnancies went down.   > >
July 18, 2019

Smartphones, Dependent Humans
It's easy to become very attached to your smartphone. It's a lifeline, answering every question and connecting you to friends. But there's an anxious, alienated, downside.   > >
July 17, 2019

Nudges Can Make a Difference
We often know what we should do to be healthier, but we don't always do it. That's when a well-crafted nudge can help.   > >
July 16, 2019

A Magic Metabolic Bullet
Even if you're slender, reducing the number of calories you take in daily unleashes a "magic" metabolic process that cuts the risk of heart disease, diabetes.   > >
July 15, 2019

You Are Not Alone
The distractions of social media can be a cause for concern, but by nurturing personal relationships, it also eases psychological distress.   > >
July 12, 2019

Doctors Arguing for a Single-Payer System
It takes about 13 minutes to process billing and insurance for a typical 20-minute doctor visit, one reason why 12 percent of your insurance premiums goes to administrative overhead.   > >
July 11, 2019

Chew On This
If you can't chew well, you can't eat well. Tooth problems can lead to heart problems and poor nutrition.   > >
July 10, 2019

Food Phobic
Food neophobia is an extreme form of picky eating and can lead to chronic health problems. Parents of kids who won't try new foods need to keep introducing them anyway.   > >
July 9, 2019

The Super T Myth
Testosterone-boosting supplements are big business. Too bad most of them don't contain any ingredients known to do the job.   > >
July 8, 2019

The Secret to Eating for Two
Eating a diet rich in nutrition is important for moms-to-be. It sets the stage for the health of their child. Some women over-supplement; others eat too many empty calories. Many eat too much salt.   > >
July 3, 2019

Dieters, Grab a Cup to Go
There's something in coffee that revs up the energy-burning brown fat in your body. It may even bring blood sugar under better control.   > >
July 2, 2019

Beer Belly? Beware
Having a lot of belly fat, fat that surrounds your organs, increases a man's risk of prostate cancer, a Harvard study found.   > >
July 1, 2019

Dogs Feel Our Stress
If you're stressed-out, chances are your dog is, too. One reason we may not be dogs' best friends.   > >
June 28, 2019

A Crohn's Miracle Cure?
The patient had a moderately severe form of the disease, with pain, bloating and inflammation that didn't respond to treatment. Then he changed his diet and his symptoms vanished.   > >
June 27, 2019

How News of Racial Injustice Affects Kids
News stories of racial bias, violence and social injustice can affect kids deeply, sowing the seeds of depression and PTSD.   > >
June 26, 2019

Suicide Rates Are Surging Among Adolescents
Kids live in their own social worlds -- online and off. This makes it harder for parents to see any suicidal warning signs, but they just need to know where to look.   > >
June 25, 2019

It's Hard Being a Night Owl
People who stay up late are out of step with the 9 to 5 world, and they may pay a price professionally. A few simple changes to one's routine can make a difference.   > >
June 24, 2019

Park It
The amount of time you need to spend in nature to get real health dividends.   > >
June 21, 2019

Good Job, Dad
Dads get criticized a lot -- mostly by their spouses. Such comments don't tend to lead to improved parenting, however.   > >
June 20, 2019

Old at Heart
Most of us think of heart disease as an adult problem, but the arteries of kids tell a different story.   > >
June 19, 2019