Patients Can Take Steps to Slow Mental Decline

A foggy memory and slower thinking don't have to be a part of aging. Patients can take many steps to keep their minds sharp.

More Teens Puffing on E-Cigs Than Experts Thought

At the moment, electronic cigarettes are unregulated, widely advertised and readily available in the US — and they may be catching on with teens. But parents can take action to keep their kids from using nicotine products of any kind.

Work, Long Commutes May Cut Sleep

Missing out on Zs? Your job or long commute may be to blame.

Better Sleep for a Stronger Mind

A good night’s rest may not only make you less groggy — it could also prevent a more serious brain drain. Those who get enough deep sleep may be less likely to develop dementia.

Nix That Nightcap — Alcohol May Disrupt Sleep

Getting better sleep may be as simple as skipping your nightcap.

New Report Ranks US States for Healthiness

The United Health Foundation today released its annual state health rankings. The states varied widely, and some national measures of health saw slight improvements.

It's a Gas: Possible Depression Treatment Worked Fast

They say laughter is the best medicine — and that may prove true when it comes to depression. Laughing gas has shown some promising results for easing depression.

Doctors May Hesitate to Prescribe Pain Rx

Some doctors may believe that opioids to treat pain are prescribed too often and pose a risk of abuse. That belief might have made some less likely to prescribe these medications.

Some Hookah Users Got 'Hooked' on Cigarettes

Alternative tobacco products like snus and hookahs may be gaining popularity among teens and young adults — and they may also spark later cigarette use.

Don't Let Depression Keep You Down — Treatment Can Help

If you’re depressed, you have company. And you can take steps to feel better.