Health and wellness

How to negotiate a summer at home with your college student

It can be a jarring transition for the both of you, so set ground rules and talk them over together.


This personal trainer is learning to let herself go

After decades of dieting and working out, she’s ready to accept that her body is beautiful.


A pep talk for those of us who hate shopping for swimwear

For one, stop comparing yourself to 95-pound, 6-foot-tall, 19-year-old Sports Illustrated models.


Cancer death rate for blacks dropping faster than for whites

This is because there are now fewer deaths in three major cancers: lung, prostate and colorectal.

What to do when you’re bored? Anything but look at your phone

We value entertainment and busyness (in the form of devices) as an antidote to boredom. Not so good.

The No. 1 recommended diet? That would be Mediterranean

A panel of experts has deemed the Mediterranean diet the heathiest way to eat. Way better than keto.

What is measles and how can you prevent the disease?

It can now almost always be prevented with a vaccine, but it still kills over 100,000 people a year.

Deaths from falls in seniors are up — are prescriptions to blame?

Researchers want to know if reducing or eliminating benzodiazepines can cut falling in older adults.

Dry January — that’s no booze for a month — can be full of cheers

If you’ve ever thought about giving up alcohol for a period of time, take this into consideration.

Four reasons you should try hara hachi bu in the new year

The Confucian-inspired adage is a reminder to stop eating when your stomach is 80 percent full.

Health Q&A: Talk with your doctor about a daily aspirin dose

Taking aspirin each day is often recommended to lower your risk of a heart attack or stroke.

Parenting is stressful; here’s how to be a more relaxed parent

Two full-time working parents have become the norm in America — mostly out of financial necessity.

Engineered painkiller works like an opioid but isn’t addictive

A scientist is testing opioid-like drugs that block the receptors responsible for addiction.

Do after-visit surveys help the doctor-patient relationship?

Despite their widespread use, a recent Baylor University study questions their effectiveness.

Lynnwood’s group of South County Walkers starts off from Lynnwood Recreation Center on Aug. 2. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Summer walking groups foster healthy habits

South County Walks are scheduled through September in Edmonds, Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace.

Lynnwood’s group of South County Walkers starts off from Lynnwood Recreation Center on Aug. 2. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Four most common misconceptions about weight loss explained

The first one? You don’t have to eat healthy 100 percent of the time. You aren’t perfect, so don’t try.

Reconnect with your partner with little acts of kindness

Over time, couples can take each other for granted. Here’s how to help rekindle feelings of love.

Addicted to stepping on the scale? Ditch that bleeping thing

There are other — more accurate — ways to track your weight loss than repeatedly weighing yourself.

Fresh grounds for coffee: Study shows it may boost longevity

British researchers found that coffee drinkers had a slightly lower risk of death than abstainers.

Studies say benefits of upping your vitamin D intake myriad

Research suggests that the recommended level of the nutrient is too low for optimal health.