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How to keep your New Year's fitness resolution from failing

If you're like most Americans, you've made getting more fit and losing weight your New Year's resolution to kick off 2017. Unfortunately, your resolution will most likely fail.

Why you shouldn't use cotton swabs to clean your ears

The doctors' advice hasn't changed much, but it's still so unsatisfying: You should not use cotton swabs to clean your ears.

Is 50 the new 40 for motherhood?

Janet Jackson might be the most famous symbol of a growing trend: the 50-year-old mom.

Take a swing at aerial yoga at home

Over the past decade, aerial yoga classes with names like "anti-gravity," "flying" and "acrobat" yoga have appeared on studio schedules -- and with names like those, there's an intimidation factor.

Johns Hopkins partners with Facebook for research

Johns Hopkins University and the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory have been selected to join a group of universities and research centers participating in a research agreement

The mesentery: A 'new' organ you didn't know you had

In case you've ever wondered what connects your intestine to your abdomen, there's a word -- and now, a single organ -- for that: the mesentery. But don't worry; you haven't grown a new organ. It's always been there, performing ...

Alcohol abuse linked to higher heart risks, study says

An estimated 10 million to 15 million Americans abuse alcohol, meaning excessive drinking negatively affects their lives. Now, research suggests a link between too much drinking and heart problems, the No. 1 cause of death worldwide.

Video underscores warning to parents: Anchor your furniture

The viral video of a dresser toppling when two toddlers climb on it, with one brother helping rescue his twin, underscores a serious issue: On average, a child dies every two weeks from furniture or a television falling on them.

Quitting smoking is the hardest resolution to keep

It's that time of year when many of us take a cold, hard look at our lives -- and, more important, our vices -- to set a goal we believe will make us healthier or happier in the year ahead.

US cancer deaths down 25% since 1991, report says

Cancer remains the second leading cause of death in the United States. Still, there's reason for hope: Overall, the death rate from all cancers fell 25% between its peak in 1991 and 2014, the most recent year for data, according ...

Is cereal healthy?

Cereal is healthy only if you choose wisely.

Quitline provides free services to help residents quit tobacco

Quitting tobacco use is the single most important step a tobacco user can take to improve the length and quality of their life.

Children of obese parents at risk of developmental delays, says study

Being overweight may impact not only your health but your future child's development as well, a new study suggests.

Pregnancy changes a mother's brain for years, study shows

Women expect the physical changes of pregnancy, yet having a baby also produces some changes in the brain.

Alzheimer’s Research Continues: Generation Study Now Recruiting Volunteers

Officials at the Alzheimer’s Prevention Initiative say they have made great strides in the fight to find a treatment to delay symptoms of Alzheimer’s or to prevent the disease altogether.

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