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Does Your Kid Play Football? Maybe He Should Wait 'Til He's Older

Letting young kids get out and play is great for their health, but parents may want to wait until their kids are a bit older before letting them play football — or at least only let them play touch football.

Don't Overdo the Gameday Drinking

A once-in-a-lifetime play or winning touchdown during the Super Bowl is enough to make any fan celebrate. Many fans may channel that excitement into celebratory drinking, which can quickly get out of hand.

This Flu Rx May Really Work

Coughing, fever, aches and pains. Flu symptoms can be miserable. Good news, though — a medication may shorten that misery.

Drinking in Middle Age: Keep It Light

While drinking isn't all bad when it comes to your health, going overboard can be a problem. Too much alcohol in middle age may have some serious health effects.

New Blood Pressure Guidelines May Save Lives

New guidelines have raised blood pressure targets for some, but millions still have uncontrolled blood pressure. Increasing treatment to meet these new targets may save lives and money.

Bitter Health Effects from Added Sugars

A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, as the saying goes — but the truth about sugar’s effect on health may actually be quite bitter.

What Your TV Habits May Say About Your Mental Health

Watching TV can be a great way to unwind after a hard day — but only in moderation. Watching too much TV may be a sign of depression.

The Power of Positive Expectations with Parkinson’s

The mind can be a powerful healer. If patients believe a medication will work, it may boost their health. And new evidence may support this “placebo effect.”

The Gift of Life: Transplants Save Many, More Still Needed

Organ transplants have been saving lives for years. And as the need for transplants grows, so does the need for donors.

Growing up Early with Sugar-Sweetened Drinks

Girls are becoming women at younger ages, and sugar-sweetened beverages might be playing a role.