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5 Ways Pets Benefit Your Health

Posted: 06/20/2014 - While you're showing Spot off to all your co-workers, make sure to tell them how happy -- and healthy -- he makes you. The benefits of having a pet extend well beyond companionship, and sometimes our furry friends don't receive the credit that's due.

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Is Vitamin D The Key To Longer Life?

Posted: 06/18/2014 - Higher levels of vitamin D may protect people from an earlier death, particularly from cancer and heart disease, suggests a new analysis of existing research.

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Chronic Stress Can Hurt Your Memory

Posted: 06/17/2014 - Do you tend to forget things when you're stressed? Like when you're late for a meeting and can't remember where you left your car keys? Or when you have to give a big presentation and suddenly forget all your talking points seconds before you start?

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The High Cost Of Autism -- And Why It's Worth It

Posted: 06/13/2014 - Editor's note: A study published in JAMA Pediatrics this week found the average lifetime cost of supporting an individual with an autism spectrum disorder is $2.4 million.

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How Much Fish Is Safe For Pregnant Women?

Posted: 06/11/2014 - The FDA and EPA recommend expectant mothers consume at least 8 ounces and up to 12 ounces (2-3 servings) per week of fish varieties known to be lower in mercury, as a way to support fetal growth and development.

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Is Gun Violence A Public Health Issue?

Posted: 06/11/2014 - Some experts say the nation needs to treat gun violence as a disease and involve health care workers in combatting it.

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1 in 4 Americans living with diabetes don't know

Posted: 06/10/2014 - The CDC estimates that a quarter of these adults living with diabetes in the United States don’t even know they are sick, meaning they haven't been diagnosed.

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She Lost 222 Pounds, Became A Foodie

Posted: 06/09/2014 - Akilah Monifa wasn't a foodie until she lost 222 pounds. The San Francisco-based communications director says she never used to taste her food. She ate mainly to feed an addiction.

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Marijuana Isn't Harmless, Top Health Official Says

Posted: 06/05/2014 - States joining the march toward marijuana legalization need to take a step back and consider the drug's adverse effects on health, the U.S. drug "czar" argues in a new paper.

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