How to Start Running: 5 Tips for Beginners

While running is great exercise and an effective way to tone muscles, it can be daunting! I use these five tips to make running less intimidating.

Breast, Ovary Removal Cuts Cancer Risk in High-Risk Women

Women who have gene mutations that increase the risk of breast and ovarian cancer can substantially reduce their chances of developing—and dying from—those cancers if they have their breasts or ovaries removed preemptively, according to a new study.

Study: Smoking Pot May Ease Chronic Pain

People with chronic pain who aren't getting enough relief from medications may be able to ease their pain by smoking small amounts of marijuana, a new study suggests.

Food Label Know-How: 5 Mistakes Even Savvy Shoppers Make

I don’t know anyone who has the time to read the fine print on food labels and scour the Nutrition Facts panel for everything we’re dropping into our shopping carts. Here's your cheat sheet to healthy shopping.

Gear Guide: Yoga-Paws

Everywhere you turn, there seems to be a new yoga-related must-have that’s really anything but. At first glance, I was tempted to put Yoga-Paws in this same category—but then I took a closer look.

Is Black Rice the New Brown?

According to ancient Chinese legend, black rice was so rare, tasty, and nutritious that only the emperors were allowed to eat it. Black rice is still relatively rare, but researchers are trying to bring its distinctive flavor and mix of antioxidants to the masses—or at least to a grocery store near you.

Diabetes-Prone People at Risk for Alzheimer’s Plaques

People at risk for type 2 diabetes are also more likely to have brain abnormalities associated with Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study from Japan.

Healthy Cooking on the Cheap: Summer Meals Plus a Mexican Feast to Share

If it's as hot where you are as it is where I am, you'll appreciate this week's easy and refreshing menu.

4 Skinny Tricks for Enjoying a Diet Splurge Guilt-Free

Last Saturday, my uncle and aunt treated me to a fancy dinner. I planned to indulge—it was my "birthday" dinner after all. Still, I didn't go overboard.