(o_sa, Getty Images) Pets make us healthier. They can raise our spirits, extend our lives, lower our blood pressure and make us more active, research shows. Do we do the same for them? If not, we may not be keeping up our end of the bargain. The annual survey by the Association for Pet Obesity…

(o_sa, Getty Images) Pets make us healthier. They can raise our spirits, extend our lives, lower our blood pressure and make us more active, research shows. Do we do the same for them? If not, we may not be keeping up our end of the bargain. The annual survey by the Association for Pet Obesity…

(Dean Mitchell, Getty Images) Caring for a loved one with a serious medical condition can be overwhelming at times, especially with other obligations at work and home. So, it’s important for caregivers to remember to tend to their own physical and emotional health needs, too. An informal caregiver, who often is an unpaid family member…

(Dean Mitchell, Getty Images) Caring for a loved one with a serious medical condition can be overwhelming at times, especially with other obligations at work and home. So, it’s important for caregivers to remember to tend to their own physical and emotional health needs, too. An informal caregiver, who often is an unpaid family member…

(Hero images, Getty Images) “Fake news” has become a popular term these days. But when it comes to medical advice, fake news can result in physical harm, even death. The editors of more than two dozen cardiology-related scientific journals around the world published an editorial Monday to “sound the alarm that human lives are at stake”…

(Hero images, Getty Images) “Fake news” has become a popular term these days. But when it comes to medical advice, fake news can result in physical harm, even death. The editors of more than two dozen cardiology-related scientific journals around the world published an editorial Monday to “sound the alarm that human lives are at stake”…

(Andrew Brookes, Getty Images) A hormone found in the blood that’s commonly linked to heart disease also might signal when someone is more likely to grow weaker, walk slower or lose their ability to balance before they’re 70. People in their early 60s with higher-than-normal levels of brain natriuretic peptide, or BNP, walked slower and…

(Andrew Brookes, Getty Images) A hormone found in the blood that’s commonly linked to heart disease also might signal when someone is more likely to grow weaker, walk slower or lose their ability to balance before they’re 70. People in their early 60s with higher-than-normal levels of brain natriuretic peptide, or BNP, walked slower and…

(Andrew Brookes, Getty Images) A hormone found in the blood that’s commonly linked to heart disease also might signal when someone is more likely to grow weaker, walk slower or lose their ability to balance before they’re 70. People in their early 60s with higher-than-normal levels of brain natriuretic peptide, or BNP, walked slower and…

(Andrew Brookes, Getty Images) A hormone found in the blood that’s commonly linked to heart disease also might signal when someone is more likely to grow weaker, walk slower or lose their ability to balance before they’re 70. People in their early 60s with higher-than-normal levels of brain natriuretic peptide, or BNP, walked slower and…