1 in 3 American Adults Owns a Gun, Survey Finds

Most are older white men rooted in a social gun culture


A Healthy Body Often Equals a Healthy Brain

Experts stress that exercise, good diet help maintain memory as much as mental challenges do


Americans Want Online Access to Doctors, Health Records: Survey

But many are unaware of existing options, findings suggest


Can Orange Juice, Grapefruit Raise Your Melanoma Risk?

Study authors think compounds in citrus may sensitize skin to sunlight, but further study needed


Cystic Fibrosis Might Be Deadlier for Hispanics, Study Suggests

Genetic differences may thwart response to latest treatments, researchers say


Diabetes Rates Fall in Neighborhoods With Healthy Food, Parks and Gyms

Study suggests making these resources easily accessible, affordable might cut odds of disease


Fish-Related Food Poisoning in Florida Under-Reported

Survey finds many more fishermen sick after eating barracuda, grouper than previously thought


Flavored Cigarettes Still Popular Online Despite U.S. Ban

Continued interest surprises researchers


Health Highlights: June 29, 2015
  • Calif. Vaccine Bill Heads to Senate for Final Vote


Health Highlights: June 30, 2015
  • USDA Sets Out Healthier Food Options for Day Care Providers

  • Calif. Legislature Sends Tough Vaccination Bill to Governor


Health Tip: Exercising With Heart Problems

Consult your doctor first


Health Tip: Get Enough Vitamin D

For stronger bones


Health Tip: Sunburn May Cause Permanent Damage

Premature skin aging and skin cancer are possible


Health Tip: Teach Your 5-Year-Old About Safety

And help prevent injury


Heart Association's Stroke Guidelines Support Clot-Removing Device

If clot-busting drugs don't work, device can be used to pull the blockage out through the artery


Make CPR, Defibrillator Training Mandatory for High School Graduation: Experts

Having everyone learn these lifesaving interventions could boost cardiac arrest survival, panel says


Many Americans Wait Too Long for Needed Health Care: Report

Institute of Medicine experts say patient-focused system could help


Millennials More Accepting of Working Moms Than Past Generations

Survey responses reveal growing gender equality in U.S.


'Novice Driver' Car Decals Don't Cut Crash Rates: Study

Researchers suspect other restrictions for those with learner permits help to reduce accidents


Parents Should Set Good Example to Keep Kids Slim, Pediatrics Group Says

Avoid keeping sugary, high-calorie foods in the house, and encourage being active together


Parents, Stop Hovering: 'Risky' Play May Have Benefits for Kids

Less free-time supervision helps social development, and children get more exercise, experts say


Too Few Men With Low-Risk Prostate Cancers Get 'Watch and Wait' Approach

Study finds 12 percent or fewer getting active surveillance


Trauma, PTSD May Raise Women's Odds of Heart Attack, Stroke: Study

But the research didn't establish a cause-and-effect relationship


U.S. Kids Suffer High Rates of Assault, Abuse, Study Finds

Long-term effects include poor mental and physical health, experts say


Umbilical Cord 'Milking' May Help Preemies Delivered by C-Section

Gentle massaging can boost blood pressure, blood flow among these babies, research shows