Obese mothers tend to have kids who become obese. Now provocative research suggests weight-loss surgery may help break that unhealthy cycle in an unexpected way — by affecting how their children's genes behave.
In a statement released Monday the mother of the boy accused of wanting to attack his Albany high school with bombs and guns revealed that her son suffers from a rare disorder called PANDAS.
Increased use of medical marijuana may lead to more young children getting sick from accidentally eating food made with the drug, a Colorado study suggests.
The prestigious Institute of Medicine is recommending that schools provide opportunities for at least 60 minutes of physical activity each day for students and that PE become a core subject.
The Obama administration says more doctors and hospitals are embracing technology as adoption of computerized medical records reaches a "tipping point" in America.
While being treated for breast cancer in 2008, Shellie Bailey-Shah had the same genetic test as Angelina Jolie to assess the risk of passing a dangerous gene along to her children. We're re-posting her 2008 stories to give you some insight into the test and its ramifications.
A state lawmaker wants to try a program where some state emplyoees are given treadmill desks to promote better health. He argues it could save the state in long-term health care costs.
More patients are seeing their doctor in groups and say they are learning from each other.
Right now, Portland is the largest non-fluoridated metro area in the country. Voters are deciding whether to allow the city to add fluoride to their water and the issue has families lining up on both sides.
Don't take the cinnamon challenge. That's the advice from doctors in a new report about a dangerous prank depicted in popular YouTube videos but which has led to hospitalizations and a surge in calls to U.S. poison centers.
Blind children have fewer opportunities to be physically active, but benefit greatly when they are included in sports.
They're supposed to be the cheap alternative to expensive prescription drugs but over the past few months a lot of generic brands have jumped quite a bit in price. Watch Ian Parker's story.
A hospital says a Turkish woman who became the first person to successfully receive the uterus of a dead donor may now be pregnant.
Oregon hospitals are supposed to report medical mistakes to a state agency called the Oregon Patient Safety Commission.
A tiny magnetic bracelet implanted at the base of the throat is greatly improving life for some people with chronic heartburn who get limited relief from medicines.