Shame sparks 300-pound weight loss

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Lugging a nearly 500-pound body, Matt Hoover was unhappy. He knew how to lose weight, but was paralyzed by inaction. Here’s how he shed 300 pounds, and how you can get motivated for change in 2011.

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Diet Decisions on Your Mind?

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You can’t open a magazine, turn on the TV or even talk to a friend these days without getting word of a new diet plan that promises to help you …

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Why end-of-life planning is smart, necessary

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Thinking about death can be frightening, no matter your age or medical condition. As we get older, the reality of our own mortality tends to come into clearer focus; this doesn’t make talking about death or life-sustaining treatments any […]

Serious health issue — or are you just getting old?

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These six symptoms could spell annoying but harmless signs of aging–or they could indicate you should get something checked out.

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The 51 fastest fat burners

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Erase extra flab with these super-effective tricks. They range from using kettlebells to upping your fish oil intake.

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Video: Dedicated doc still charges $5 for checkups

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NBC’s Bob Dotson catches up with the small-town doctor of Rushville, Ill., who has never taken a day off and keeps his fees as they were in 1955. (TODAY show)

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What kids’ growth charts don’t tell you

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There are few issues that preoccupy new parents more than this: Is my baby growing normally? Here are some tips on what to expect, age by age.

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Don’t Diet … DIY!

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So… you did a little reading on the diets around and you just can’t find one that’s right for you. Not to worry! You don’t have to follow a …

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Puerto Rico baffled by high asthma rate

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One in 3 children in Puerto Rico has asthma, one of the highest rates of prevalence in the world. Experts are mystified whether it’s due to genetics, the environment or both.

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Family demands linked to chest pain

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No man (or woman) is an island, and it’s well known that social ties are good for your health. Social connections have been linked with greater longevity, and just living with someone else may lower heart disease risk.

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