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Where do we stand on soy?

Tofu or snafu? Soy has become a big component of a plant-based diet, but debates have raged for decades over whether soy really produces certain health benefits.

'This is not your mother's arthritis': Most cases found in younger Americans

Imagine not being able to walk down the stairs without pain. You can't get into your car without agony. You aren't even able to bend down to tie your shoe. That's the reality for a growing number as they struggle ...

Gluten-free diets: Where do we stand?

Over the past few decades, millions of people around the world have distanced themselves from gluten, eliminating gluten sources from their diets, even if their doctors haven't recommended they do so.

40,000 pounds of veal recalled due to possible E.coli contamination

Ohio Farms Packing Co. Ltd. has issued a recall of more than 40,000 pounds of veal products, the US Department of Agriculture announced Thursday.

National Heart Month might be over… but the beat goes on for making healthy lifestyle choices

February was National Heart Month, a month-long observance, which seeks to raise awareness about heart health.

NKF-MD Providing Free Kidney Health Assessments

Free test identifies adults at risk for kidney disease and raises awareness of risk factors

Flu virus shifting east, hitting older adults hardest

Flu activity decreased slightly but remained at high levels across the United States during the week ending February 18, according to a report based on preliminary data issued Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Long-term stress might make you fat, study says

Could constant stress be making you fat?

Bad heart? Time to hit the gym

Rick Murphy, a real estate appraiser in Atlanta, had no idea he had a bad heart. When Murphy turned 50, he decided it was time to get in shape. It wasn't long before he progressed from running races to an ...

What African-Americans Need to Know about ALS

Classified as an orphan disease occurring in a small portion of the population and commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord.

Cat ownership not linked to mental health problems, study says

However, other experts believe that adjusting for other possible explanations may eliminate the cause of the exposure itself. "By itself, household crowding is a risk factor that has been associated with schizophrenia," said Dr. E. Fuller Torrey, an associate director ...

New study suggests strategies for keeping off pounds

You've succeeded in losing weight. Now, what can you do to keep the pounds off?

UMD School of Nursing receives gift to provide scholarships, expand FNP program

A $2 million gift from Bill and Joanne Conway, through their Bedford Falls Foundation, to the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) will be used to provide scholarships to students in advanced degree programs.

For decades, women had heart attacks in silence

Cardiologist Dr. Nieca Goldberg had been taught that heart attacks were a man's problem, but that didn't stop her from digging deeper.

Heavy lifting, shift work could harm women's fertility, study shows

Jobs that involve heavy lifting on a regular basis could reduce a woman's fertility, particularly among overweight and obese women, a new study shows.