Health & Fitness

Health & Fitness

55 Plus: Have you lost too much muscle?

Have you lost so much muscle that it has become hard for you to move? Do you keep a step-stool handy because you can't reach up to a cabinet shelf with a jar in your hand, and no longer have the muscle to take the weight of an item down from a shelf? Do you have to push yourself up from a seated position because your legs no longer have the strength to lift your body upright without help?

Health & Fitness

Study: At what age could media begin affecting kids’ body image?

Body image is developed early in childhood, and even very young children can exhibit body dissatisfaction. Common Sense's report on body-image studies, "Children, Teens, Media, and Body Image," found that more than half of girls and approximately one-third of boys age 6–8 indicate their ideal body weight is thinner than their current weight.

Food & Drink

Three tips to ditch junk food for a healthier diet

The steady stream of holiday cookies and treats may have slowed, but for millions of Americans, the appetite for high-fat, sodium-laden sweets continues. Making the switch from highly processed junk food to healthier whole foods can be challenging. Kate Zeratsky, a Mayo Clinic registered dietitian nutritionist, says making changes in your eating habits can help.

Health & Fitness

For arthritis in the big toe, surgeons offer new option

The big toe on Pattie Bostick-Winn's right foot was excruciatingly painful, likely the result of her 10 years as a professional dancer in Broadway-style shows. Often, she had to wear heels on the stage, and by age 48, the cartilage had worn away between the bones connecting her big toe to the ball of her foot.

The FDA warns against injectable silicone

Injectable dermal fillers are medical devices regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. But no injectable filler is FDA-approved for large-scale body contouring or body enhancement.