PHOENIX _ Recovering from knee surgery in 2012, David Bickford began using a new bike lane along Phoenix's Central Avenue each workday as part of a five-mile trip west and south to the light rail, which he rides to work in Tempe, Ariz.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. _ Ordinarily, the sight of a hypodermic needle might leave Shane Tilstra flat on his back, floored by wooziness from his fear of needles.
Is there a diet plan that is best for overall health? A way of eating to keep our heart strong, blood vessels clear, and bones sturdy? A food pattern that will stave off diabetes and cancer?
MIAMI _ Albert tried his first electronic cigarette last year, when he was 14. He liked it so much _ mint is his favorite flavor _ that he "vapes" with his friends whenever a group of them has enough of these unregulated, vapor-only cigs to pass around.
Maybe the best part of having a fitness fanatic on your holiday shopping list is that you likely won't be stumped when creating your gift list.
GRAND FORKS, N.D._The turning point for Kevin Praska came three years ago, when he lost his breath tying his shoes.
One of the great unanswered questions for smokers who are trying to quit _ and for the advocacy groups trying to help them _ is whether electronic cigarettes are friends or foes.
MINNEAPOLIS _ For Lara Mueller, it kicks in at the same time every week, like clockwork.
SEATTLE _ There's no doubt eating organic food can reduce your exposure to pesticides, but the jury remains out on whether organically grown food is inherently more nutritious than food produced using the full chemical armory of conventional agriculture.
PHILADELPHIA _ In a medical system rife with complex equipment and outrageously expensive drugs, a Pennsylvania hospital has turned to a cheap, low-tech solution for one of modern medicine's most challenging problems.
PHILADELPHIA _ Acid reflux disease was making Jeff Pugh's life miserable.
She lacked energy, had trouble focusing on the task at hand, and often felt down or depressed.
For Cara Wright, taking someone's blood pressure at a free clinic on Southampton Avenue in Norfolk is pretty straightforward.
Is sugar addictive? I wondered as i polished off my pumpkin pie ... with an added extra bit of whipped cream.
ATLANTA _ Harry Baron had already lived through a tough week this summer, facing the reality that his wife of 67 years could no longer live at home. Her memory issues were serious, Baron learned, and she needed more care than he could provide.
CHICAGO _ Dr. Daniel Winship and Jared Worthington wandered through the stacks at the Pritzker Military Library, pausing whenever curiosity called.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. _ Your phone knows everything about you _ how much you walk, talk and what level of Candy Crush you're stuck on _ but soon it could be spilling secrets to your doctor.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. _ The ailments of old age have taken a toll on Evan Whisenant. In the past few years, she's dealt with osteoporosis and cataracts. She's gone through a couple of bouts with melanoma. Her lung function is low, and she has problems with her memory.