Taking aim at belly fat

Though the visceral fat that lies behind the abdominal wall makes up only a small percentage of the body's fat. A growing body of research indicates that this intra-abdominal or belly fat is linked to a number of medical conditions, including cardiovascular disease, asthma, dementia, breast and colorectal cancer. More »

Living wills and health care proxies

Living wills generally cover procedures that might be performed when a person is incapacitated or at the end of life, including artificial nutrition (tube feeding), cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and mechanical ventilation. Specifying a health care proxy or preparing a living will, or both, can help ensure that your wishes regarding medical treatment are followed in the event you are unable to express them yourself. More »