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Tai chi chuan, a gentle form of martial arts combining deep, diaphragmatic breathing and flowing, dance-like poses, can be a remarkably potent workout for people of many ages.

3/6/2015 4:45:14 AM

Can you figure out what is wrong with a 58-year-old woman with bad arthritis who develops a terrible wasting illness after what looked like a simple cold?

3/5/2015 3:18:25 PM

Four out of five firefighters nationwide are overweight or obese, and roughly half of all firefighters who die in the line of duty each year are killed by heart attacks. Now a group of firefighters is trying to change that with a fitness program called 555 Fitness.

3/5/2015 9:32:42 AM

Cavities in preschoolers appear to be declining and fewer young children have untreated dental decay, federal health authorities reported on Thursday.

3/4/2015 11:30:55 PM

The new study, conducted in Southern California, provides evidence that better air quality improved health among children, experts said.

3/4/2015 4:37:39 PM

Identical twins who shared the same sports and other physical activities as youngsters but different exercise habits as adults soon developed quite different bodies and brains, a new study from Finland found.

3/4/2015 11:54:44 AM

Eating peanuts may lower the risk for cardiovascular disease and death, a large study suggests.

3/4/2015 9:29:34 AM

Gout, an extremely painful form of arthritis, may be linked to a reduced risk for Alzheimer’s disease.

3/3/2015 5:30:13 PM

Sleeping more than 8 hours may be an early sign of stroke risk, a new study shows.

3/3/2015 1:29:05 PM

After an essay about misophonia, Well readers chimed in about the noises they can’t stand to hear.

3/3/2015 12:50:33 PM