How to make fast food healthier for vegetarians and vegans

Ordering fast food can be tricky for people who are trying to eat healthfully, but it can be particularly challenging for vegetarians. Menus are often limited in vegetarian staples such as beans, lentils, whole grains and vegetables.

Be The Match® to rally black and African American marrow donors

Be The Match®, the organization that operates the world's largest and most diverse donor registry, and Memphis Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley, have teamed up on a new public service announcement campaign, Heritage Holds the Cure, to urge blacks and ...

Raw Produce and Fresh-Squeezed Juices: Handle Them Safely!

Whether from a supermarket, farm stand or your own garden, fresh fruits and vegetables are highlights of summertime.

How sunscreen works

Not so long ago, people like my Aunt Muriel thought of sunburn as a necessary evil on the way to a "good base tan." She used to slather on the baby oil while using a large reflector to bake away. ...

Living to 125 and beyond: Scientists dispute there's a limit to our lifespans

Don't mess with our collective dreams of immortality. A flurry of new research vigorously opposes a study from last year that dared to suggest there might be a ceiling to the human lifespan.

Stay Safe This Fourth of July!

With the July 4th holiday fast approaching, many people are planning star-spangled celebrations...

What Serena Williams wants you to know about domestic violence

When most people think about domestic violence, they probably think of physical, sexual or emotional abuse, but less well-known is how partners can use financial means to abuse and terrorize their partners.

Can sitting cancel out the benefits of exercise?

You've probably heard the trendy phrase that "sitting is the new smoking." Although it's an exaggeration to equate the two behaviors -- nothing comes close to smoking in its many ruinous and deadly effects on the body -- research does ...

White bread or whole-wheat? It may depend on your gut

As a popular staple, bread is consumed by billions of people around the world.

A veggie by any other name may actually get eaten

Labeling food with indulgent words may make people feel more satisfied when eating, says another study

Kids swap wheelchairs for toy cars in innovative therapy program

A growing grassroots movement is helping children with special needs swap wheelchairs for motorized toy convertibles.

'Black Henna' Tattoos May Put You at Risk

Summer vacation season is here and we will soon be hitting the beach and perhaps indulge in a little harmless fun.

Never leave a child unattended in a car

Summer and warmer temperatures have arrived and with the hot weather comes the reminder not to leave children unattended in a vehicle under any circumstances.

Overweight pregnancy increases risk of birth defects, study says

Risks of major birth defects increased in step with the severity of a mother's obesity or overweight, a study published Wednesday in the BMJ medical journal found.

Mindful eating: 'Suddenly, you have power over food'

Kathryn Hutchinson, a 52-year-old retired teacher, was accompanying her father to a doctor's appointment last year when his doctor recommended that Hutchinson make an appointment of her own.