In the 1950 driver’s education film, “Last Date,” actor Dick York plays Nick, a bad boy who drives recklessly. A peer warns Nick that he’s destined to commit “teenicide,” defined in the film as “the fine art of killing yourself, and maybe someone else, with an automobile before you reach the…

“You can’t separate the mind and body,” Jack LaLanne once told USA Today. The Godfather of Modern Fitness, he lived to be 96 and learned early in life that exercise (combined with proper nutrition) could give your body and mind a significantly younger RealAge. In his heyday, critics called L…

“You are what you eat” is an old saying originally penned in 1826 by the gastronomic food-wizard Anthelme Brillat-Savarin in his essay on the physiology of gout. He wrote, “Dis-moi ce que tu manges, je te dirai ce que tu es” [Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are]. The same …

When Sade (pronounced “sha-day”) sings “Smooth Operator” your heartbeat slows, your shoulders relax, you feel calmer. That’s good for heart ‘n’ soul! Well, smoothies can do the same for you if you make them with spinach or other dark green, leafy veggies.

So far, the Granite State is faring better this flu season than most of the country. But last week the state upgraded its classification of influenza activity from regional to widespread.

Stroke survivors are doing better at managing their blood pressure and cholesterol today than a generation ago, but a growing number now have poor eating and exercise habits that carry a risk of repeat strokes, a small U.S. study suggests.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Despite the jackhammer-like rhythm of a mechanical ventilator, Alicia Moreno had dozed off in a chair by her 1-year-old’s hospital bed, when a doctor woke her with some bad news: The common stool softener her son, Anderson, was given months earlier had been contaminated wi…

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