Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges, President Barack Obama said Thursday, besting expectations and offering new hope to Democrats who are defending the law ahead of...More >> Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges and the proportion of younger applicants has increased, President Barack Obama said Thursday. The enrollments exceeded expectations and...More >> Dining out? Check out this week's food inspection scores.More >> Dining out? Check out this week's food inspection scores.More >> In the midst of the diabetes epidemic, a glimmer of good news: Heart attacks, strokes and other complications from the disease are plummeting.More >> In the midst of the diabetes epidemic, a glimmer of good news: Heart attacks, strokes and other complications from the disease are plummeting.More >> Many students at East Smiths Station Elementary and West Smiths Station Elementary in Lee County now have a new hair style, all benefiting a good cause.More >> Many students at East Smiths Station Elementary and West Smiths Station Elementary in Lee County now have a new hair style, all benefiting a good cause.
Students, teachers, and parents donated hair to the Pantene Beautiful Lengths Program, which gives hair to female cancer patients.More >>
Federal health officials expect more than 76,000 new cases of melanoma, or skin cancer, this year. Of those, a small percentage of patients will unfortunately see the cancer spread to other organs, advancingMore >> Currently, doctors have very few affective ways to treat advanced cancer, but a new class of drugs could soon change that.More >>
There are a few tricks to help ensure you never get varicose veins -- or reduce the appearance of those you have.More >> There are a few tricks to help ensure you never get varicose veins -- or reduce the appearance of those you have.More >> Whether you have heartburn, IBS, ulcers or IBD, learn how to minimize your risk of cancer.More >> How you sleep can make a difference if you suffer from heartburn and back pain or just want to avoid wrinkles. Read on to discover the best sleep position for you.More >> Find out which vitamins and nutrients can help keep your brain sharp as you age.More >> Instead of focusing on what you can't eat and drink, learn how to choose the right foods to help prevent or reduce heartburn.More >> Hint: It may have to do with your ability to focus, new research says. Learn more to feel happier now.More >> Stomach pain takes the fun out of eating. 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Here's your user guide for eight plant-derived sweeteners.More >> Does the never-ending cycle of winter storms have you down in the dumps? If so, you may have SAD - seasonal affective disorder.More >> Checked the expiration dates on your food lately? Learn what they really mean. You'll save money and taste buds.More >> It's those cravings that do us in: cookies, ice cream, potato chips. The answer is not to banish snacks from your home, but to eat a big breakfast high in complex carbs and protein.More >> Parent volunteers can make the difference between an average school and a stellar school. Here's how you can help when you absolutely, positively don't have the time.More >> Each food color has its own special properties. So, for a healthful diet, serve up a generous portion of rainbow.More >> When you take on the responsibility of caring for aging parents, the added stress can have an overwhelming impact on your physical health and emotional well-being. Some tips for coping.More >> Homemade soup is an easy, quick weekday meal, especially on a cold day. Here are a couple of tips to prod you into experimenting with soups this winter season.More >> After the all the Christmas holiday hustle and bustle, it will be time for the kitchen to quiet down. What's Cooking Now offers a selection of quick-to-fix, good-to-eat pasta dishes.More >> Cruise lines like to describe their pricing as "all-inclusive," but onboard costs can add up. Here are some money-saving strategies for your next cruise vacation.More >> Often, pasta is the go-to food of choice for many moms. Now, grocery shelves are stocked with five particularly healthful pasta options.More >> Not all online medical information is created equal. Here's how to find advice you can trust.More >> "Organic" has become a buzzword in everything from food to apparel. But are foods with the organic label really better for you and your family?More >> What's Cooking Now presents an updated look at stir-fry cooking and offers a selection of other one-dish recipes, perfect for the winter dinner table.More >> Philanthropy offers parents and opportunity to develop charitable character in children.More >> Same old, same old? When it comes to decorating for the holidays, try using those same old decorations in inventive new ways to give your home a fresh look for the season.More >> After weighing various weight-loss diets, researchers concluded that any diet that cuts calories is likely to work. So find a diet you like -- and stick with it.More >> Here's how you can cook up some mommy-and-me time with a fresh batch of home-baked cookies, along with a selection of cookie recipes from the What's Cooking Now cookbook.More >> From the What's Cooking Now recipe collection, here are some tasty cakes, including an Angel Food Cake that won't bust your low-fat, low-cholesterol diet.More >> Up to 40 percent of Americans suffer from stomach pain due to heartburn or IBS. Here, how to enjoy pool parties and barbecues if you have a sensitive stomach.More >> Having trouble sleeping? Don't worry -- because worrying will only make it worse! Instead, read on for 10 tips that will help you rest easy tonight.More >> A coughing kid and sniffling spouse aren't the only family members who can make you sick. Here, five pet diseases you can catch from your cat or dog.More >> If traveling gives you heartburn, you're not alone. Here, 12 ways to keep heartburn at bay on your next trip.More >> Begin your day with these tasty, low-fat delights. You can prepare them in hardly any time at all and your family will love them.More >> This Italian-style omelet offers high-quality protein and nutrient-rich spinach in an appetizing ode to the egg.More >> This balanced meal in a bowl is high in protein, whole grains and taste -- but low in preparation effort.More >> Check out these shortcuts for organizing and cleaning laundry, dishes, kids' rooms and more. The less time you spend doing chores, the more time you'll have for things you really enjoy!More >> Make your meat taste sweet with a fruity sauce that packs plenty of antioxidant punch.More >> Combat heartburn with low-fat cooking methods -- they're quick, easy, tasty and healthy. Learn more!More >> Sick of eating the same old steamed stalk? Refresh your taste for the floret by roasting in this four-ingredient recipe.More >> What's the difference between ordinary heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux disease (aka GERD)? Read on to find out.More >> Oatmeal is a whole-grain breakfast cereal that provides protein and fiber, especially the soluble type that helps lower cholesterol. Boost calcium and protein by cooking oatmeal with milk instead of water.More >> Ask the Expert: How can I psych myself up to reach my fitness goals?More >> The whole-wheat flour and antioxidant ginger in these cookies make munching guilt-free.More >> Dark leafy greens are extremely nutrient-rich and so easy to prepare. Take advantage of the convenient, prewashed and pretrimmed bags of kale and other greens like collard, mustard and turnips found in the produce department.More >> Few people know the symptoms of the nation's top cause of serious long-term disability and third most common cause of death. Do you?More >> Ask the expert: Why would being pregnant give me heartburn? You probably expected morning sickness, but pregnancy heartburn may come as a surprise.More >> Sloppy Joe's are great for a crowd. Keep them super healthy (lower fat and lower sodium) by using lean turkey breast and no-salt-added tomato sauce.More >> This all-vegetable salad is a refreshing and colorful mixture of bell peppers and beans in balsamic vinaigrette. It packs in the antioxidants (vitamins A and C) for your heart, eyes, skin and overall good health.More >> Looking for an all-in-one, super-antioxidant main-dish salad? Look no further.More >> Crunches give you heartburn? Don't worry! Flat abs can be yours, even if you suffer from heartburn. Here's how!More >> Holiday cookies are fun to bake, great to give away, and even more delicious to eat.More >> What's the best way to avoid heartburn? Figure out your personal heartburn triggers with a food diary. Here's how!More >> Having trouble sticking to an exercise program? Here, 5 common exercise excuses and how to overcome them.More >> Keep everyone happy -- and healthy -- on Family Pizza Night by trying different combinations with less fat. This BBQ chicken pizza is ready in a flash because it has only five ingredients.More >> Having trouble sticking to an exercise program? Here, 5 common exercise excuses and how to overcome them.More >> Have a can of chicken broth in the cupboard? This delicious winter squash soup is just one of the many hearty meals you can prepare for your family using this kitchen staple.More >> Holiday cookies are fun to bake, great to give away, and even more delicious to eat.More >> Looking for a great addition to your Thanksgiving feast? Hit the market for a few simple ingredients to liven up your holiday meal.More >> Don’t let heartburn ruin your holidays! Here, 18 do’s and don’ts for holiday eating that will help keep heartburn at bay.More >> Pumpkin is rich in antioxidants and extremely flavorful. It's the perfect addition to your pies, cakes and breakfast treats!More >> Perfect for tailgate parties, this hot and spicy chili is packed with protein, fiber and disease-fighting antioxidants from all the beans, tomatoes, onions and garlic.More >> Bars are much easier and quicker to bake than individual cookies in addition to being sweet and delicious dessert options that work on-the-go!More >> Barley, buckwheat, brown rice, quinoa -- there's more to whole grains than whole wheat and brown rice. Find out what you should be eating and why!More >> Summer salads are refreshing, delicious and healthy. Take a look at this nutrient-rich version of the Apple Waldorf Salad contains more apples and the latest superfood fruit: dried cherries.More >> Few people realize that flank steak is one of the leanest cuts of beef -- so you get flavor without the fat. This recipe is great for summer barbecues or broiling in the oven any time of year.More >>
Banning chocolate milk from schools may sound like a good move for kids' health, but efforts to do so haven't turned out that way, a small study found.More >> Banning chocolate milk from schools may sound like a good move for kids' health, but efforts to do so haven't turned out that way, a small study found.More >> Bacteria that can cause serious eye infections are able to survive longer in contact lens cleaning solution than previously known, a new study finds.More >> Bacteria that can cause serious eye infections are able to survive longer in contact lens cleaning solution than previously known, a new study finds.More >> In a possible advance for obesity research, an MRI scan has pinpointed "good" brown fat in a living adult for the first time.More >> In a possible advance for obesity research, an MRI scan has pinpointed "good" brown fat in a living adult for the first time.More >> At least 5 percent of American adults -- 12 million people -- are misdiagnosed in outpatient settings every year, and half of these errors could be harmful, a new study indicates.More >> At least 5 percent of American adults -- 12 million people -- are misdiagnosed in outpatient settings every year, and half of these errors could be harmful, a new study indicates.More >> When it comes to the communities of helpful bacteria living in and on people, "one-size-fits-all" is definitely not the rule, a new study finds.More >> When it comes to the communities of helpful bacteria living in and on people, "one-size-fits-all" is definitely not the rule, a new study finds.More >>