For many people, the summer of 2020 has been like no other in recent memory. Public health restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have led to canceled festivals, concerts and other events. Many vacations and large celebrations have been limited or put on hold. Read More ⇒

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — When Marlys Cordes flipped on the light in her daughter’s bedroom, the last thing she expected to hear was a robotic meow. She had no idea how interactive the toy cat responsible, Silver, would be. Read More ⇒

As the number of COVID-19 cases in the country climbed past 1 million last week, people in Philadelphia and New Jersey were overcrowding beaches and parks, largely ignoring social distancing and masks — apparently proving that many still cannot accept the gravity of the coronavirus pandemic. Read More ⇒

Science and health often feel like a fashion show that moves in waves of popularity. One year, research is hot in heart disease, cancer, nutrition or exercise. Or, perhaps brain health hits the spotlight and takes over as the disease of the year. Certainly, 2020 will be the year of COVID-19. Read More ⇒

Spring is only a week away, and as the temperature warms, many people are motivated to embark on annual spring-cleaning rituals. After several months of living with doors and windows closed, both dust and possessions have accumulated in our homes, and now is the perfect time to try to reduce… Read More ⇒

SEATTLE — Off Interstate 90 east of North Bend, through a winding, twisting road with blind turns and a gated entrance, sits the Washington State Patrol Fire Training Academy. The sprawling site features a multilevel building with burn pits, a shipping container for trainees to learn how to … Read More ⇒

Like millions of women before me, I spent most of my life struggling with body-image issues. Countless precious years consumed by diets, worries about weight and after it all, my body shape has pretty much stayed the same. My physical health is great, but it has taken me until my 40s to star… Read More ⇒

As we celebrated my granddaughter’s third birthday this summer, I made the following rough calculation: I’d trekked from my home in New Jersey to her New York City apartment roughly 150 times to provide once-a-week day care, plus other times as needed. Read More ⇒

How you focus on fitness within the routine of life at home doesn’t always translate well to the reality of travel. You’re out of your element on the road, faced with new stresses and responsibilities, away from your usual gear, running route, classes or gym membership. Read More ⇒

LEBANON, Va. — At her very worst, Amber Wood was so desperate for the opioid high she had a dentist pull a tooth — and not even a particularly bad tooth, just one of those molars she didn’t think she’d need as much as she needed a pill. The dentist, she said, gave her a prescription for the … Read More ⇒