(Westend61, Getty Images) This story is part of Eat It or Leave It?, a series that provides a closer look at the pros and cons associated with certain foods and drinks – and cooking options if you decide to eat them. As one of the trendiest foods in the produce aisle, microgreens are known for…

(American Heart Association) At a time when many people are stress-drinking, a New Year’s Eve sangria that’s alcohol-free is a healthy way to say farewell to 2020. Filled with vitamins and fiber, this fresh fruit “mocktail” recipe is a nutritious alternative to what people usually drink before and after singing “Auld Lang Syne.” “It’s got…

(Malorny/Moment, Getty Images) Lea en español Deep in their hearts, everyone has to be looking forward to a fresh start in 2021. And who would know better about matters of the heart than a cardiologist? We asked some of the nation’s best about resolutions – what they’re planning for themselves, and what they wish their…

(wmaster890/iStock, Getty Images) Lea en español If you’re ready to toast – a lot – to the end of 2020, you’re in good company. But for your health, find ways to moderate that, experts say. Even in normal years, people find lots extra reasons to raise a glass, or two, at this time of year,…

(Yagi Studio/DigitalVision, Getty Images) This story is part of Eat It or Leave It?, a series that provides a closer look at the pros and cons associated with certain foods and drinks – and cooking options if you decide to eat them. Next to water, tea is one of the most popular beverages in the…

(Andrii Zastrozhnov/iStock, Getty Images) Lea en español It’s easy to see the connection between an unhealthy diet and an expanding waistline. The connection between food and brain health can be harder to get your mind around. But experts agree. Eating right is essential for brain health. “Of all the organs in our body, the brain…

A study participant’s lower body is enclosed inside a device designed to pull blood and fluid down toward the feet. (Photo courtesy of Christopher M. Hearon Jr.) A sleeping bag attached to a vacuum cleaner might not sound like the stuff giant leaps are made of. But researchers using just that have taken at least…

(MoMo Productions/DigitalVision, Getty Images) Lea en español Nobody needs a study to tell them being a single parent is tough. “This is a group of people who are kind of carrying the weight of the world on their shoulders, right?” said Dr. Natalie Stokes, a cardiology fellow at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. “You’re…

(adamkaz/iStock, Getty Images) Lea en español We interrupt your latest binge of breaking political news, fear-provoking campaign commercials and angry posts from your favorite pundit to report that politics can be stressful. That stress can be bad for your health. But – some good news here – you can take steps to manage it. If…

(American Heart Association) When it comes to healthy sources of protein, fish is the dish. An entrée like grilled white fish with avocado relish is tasty, easy to cook and good for your heart. “We recommend people to eat fish at least two times a week. It makes for a satisfying entrée that’s relatively low…