There's been a stark rise in autoimmune disorders over the past 50 years, from type 1 diabetes and multiple sclerosis to celiac disease and asthma. What is autoimmune disorder? The first step toward a cure is understanding and controlling the causes.
The American Medical Association's "disease" label appears to boost feelings of self-acceptance among obese people — but it may also undermine weight-loss efforts, a recent study suggests.
New research on mice provides clues to how excess body fat harms the human brain — and how exercise may help.
Many people are finding better health solutions with functional medicine, a new model for how to practice medicine and treat chronic disease.
After a devastating accident left her paralyzed, dancer Nicole Marquez channeled her energy into rehabilitation and reimagining her dreams.
How healing Jay Stewart's badly injured knee helped her more fully appreciate her life—and the joyful activities that define it.
3 ways to immerse yourself in the rich health benefits of mud.