Health News

Living up to Your Potential Life Span
No one lives forever. But you may be able to increase your life span.
Celiac Disease 101
Celiac disease is a digestive disorder in which the body’s immune system reacts to a protein called gluten. The cause of celiac disease is unknown, and there is currently no cure. 
When Heartburn Gets Serious
It may be easy to pop a pill for heartburn for the convenience of not having to stop eating spicy and acidic foods, but this convenience may come at the price of good health.
Vaccine Stomps out Stomach Illness in Kids
The widespread use of a vaccine against a germ that causes gastrointestinal illness in infants and young children may have proved its worth.
Drinking Soda Could Put Your Liver on the Rocks
Liver damage is often linked with alcohol abuse, but sugary non-alcoholic drinks may also pack a toxic punch.
Why Weight Loss Surgery Could Be a Money Saver
Weight-loss surgery may shrink more than just waistlines.
Just for Kids: Summer Fun, Summer Health
The end of the school year is here. That means now may be a good time to start thinking about how to keep your kids healthy and safe this summer.
Two New IBS Treatments Approved
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Viberzi (eluxadoline) and Xifaxan (rifaximin), two new treatments, manufactured by two different companies, for irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D) in adult men and women.
Metabolic Syndrome Rate Stabilizing
A cluster of health problems — collectively known as metabolic syndrome — puts many at possible risk for heart disease and stroke. The good news? Rates for this condition appear to be stabilizing in the US.
Common Syndrome May Boost Heart Risk
When the symptoms of metabolic syndrome combine, they can lead to heart disease or even death. But those with diabetes and high blood pressure may face the highest risk.