Healthy Living

A Hearing Loss Test You Can Take at Home

If you have trouble hearing conversations, miss dialogue at the movies, find yourself boosting the volume on your cell phone or blasting the TV-or just tend to say "what?" or "huh?" a lot-you may already know (or suspect) that you have some hearing loss. If you want to test your hearing, one easy way is the…

How Safe is Your Bagged Salad?

Pre-washed, ready-to-eat bagged salads certainly offer convenience. But do they fuel the growth of potentially harmful bacteria?

Cocktail Calorie Countdown

It's a time-honored tradition to ring in the New Year with a champagne toast, but you might also be planning to have a cocktail before the clock strikes 12. If so, don't forget that alcohol-containing beverages supply calories but few nutrients.

Good News About Nuts-and a Warning for Bakers

Appetizers, hors d'oeuvres, and snacks-oh my! Temptations abound during the holiday season, but you may not need to steer clear of the nuts.

Baby Boomers: Get Tested for Hepatitis C

The CDC recommends that all adults who were born between 1945 and 1965 get tested for hepatitis C, because people in that age group are five times more likely to be infected than other adults.

Why Your Pet is Good for Your Health

If you have a pet you know the joy and comfort it can bring to your life: A pet helps you stay active and provides companionship. And pets do another act of good: Research shows they may boost your mental and physical health.

3 Tips for Safer Running After 50

Taking a brisk stroll three or four times a week can be a great workout, but to add years to your life, try picking up the pace.