Not long ago the idea of following a strict vegan diet ­was considered extreme and impractical. A vegan does not eat any animal products — no meat, fish, fowl, eggs, dairy or honey. Yet interest has grown lately: witness the slew of successful vegan cookbooks...

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and no doubt you’re fully aware of what happened to Target, Home Depot and scores of other companies that were victims of cyber attacks. Those big-brand data breaches certainly make news. But what really hits home? The cyber scams...

There's no such thing, Doyle says. But there are ways to eat that reduce cancer risk in general, and specifically the risk of colorectal cancer, the third leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. This year alone there will be 141,200 new cases, ACS...

Senior citizens are switching from privately run insurance plans to traditional Medicare when they face serious, long-term health conditions, a study shows. Researchers at Brown University found that 17 percent of Medicare Advantage patients who entered nursing homes for long-term care chose to switch to traditional...

My brother and I, normally close, have had a strained relationship for the past 18 months. The cause is sad but common: We don't agree on the roles each of us should play in caring for our aging mother. As the older (and, in my mind,...

After his wife's cardiac arrest, the 70-year-old man carefully avoided saying anything negative. He feared upsetting her — and thereby inviting another heart attack. Nor did his wife express her worries — her frustration, her sadness — for fear of upsetting him. Through this mutually protective collusion,...

John Walsh, the 69-year-old longtime host of America's Most Wanted and, this year, of The Hunt on CNN, has also been for decades a serious semipro polo player. And it was when those two worlds collided that Walsh, who estimates he has broken about 40...

The nation’s biggest pharmacy benefits manager has decided to cover two new drugs that lower artery-clogging cholesterol but raise concern over prices that can top $14,000 a year. Express Scripts said Tuesday that it will pay for prescriptions of Amgen Inc.’s Repatha as well as Praluent...

A healthy gut can help you lose weight, lower cholesterol levels, ward off a cold, improve immunity and much more. “To achieve these benefits, you need probiotics, live microorganisms present in food, and prebiotics, dietary fiber that nourishes probiotics,” says Penny Kris-Etherton, distinguished professor of...