Putting the brakes on stress during commute

Benefits of mindfulness can turn a long drive into a productive and positive experience BY ALISON BOWEN CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS Commuters are sentenced to spend part of each...

Cost of US health care increasing again

Workers’ deductibles rising much higher than their wages BY NOAM N. LEVEY TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON — American workers saw their out-of-pocket medical costs jump again this...

Study: Seniors who keep working are healthier

BY KAREN KAPLAN LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS Is retirement hazardous to your health? It’s an intriguing question in light of a new study that finds senior citizens who...

Plain soap more effective than anti-bacterial soap

MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORK/TNS Previous studies have shown that regular soap is just as effective as anti-bacterial soap, and with a new study published in...

Is six miles a week the magic number for runners?

MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORK/TNS When it comes to the idea that running is good for the heart, six miles a week may be the magic...

American kids prefer apples over other fruit

Appeal crosses all racial and ethnic lines, survey shows BY KAREN KAPLAN LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS Skip the acai berries and pass on the pomegranate juice. When...

Breast milk depot helps premature, critically ill babies

BY EMILY MILLER SUN SENTINEL/TNS BOCA RATON — A hospital here has joined a movement in Florida and elsewhere to become a breast milk depot that...

New Alzheimer trial to use epilepsy drug that calms brain activity

BY SCOTT DANCE BALTIMORE SUN/TNS What could be one of the first treatments to delay or prevent Alzheimer’s disease received a big boost from the National...

Half of Americans have diabetes or pre-diabetes

BY DEBORAH NETBURN LOS ANGELES TIMES / TNS About half of all Americans have either diabetes or pre-diabetes, according to a new report. And experts in...

Sweet and nutritious: The many health benefits of watermelon

Studies have shown how fruit helps with hypertension and host of other ailments BY DAVID TEMPLETON PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE/TNS Watermelon may be the best picnic dessert nature ever...

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