Today’s adults remember growing up with the ‘food pyramid,’ the government’s guide to a healthy diet. Today’s children are growing up with ‘My Plate.'

Probiotics are a popular supplement, and brands have proliferated in recent years. But is the product worthy of the hype?

Smoothies are refreshing, healthy treats on hot summer days, and they’re surprisingly easy to make.

No one needs to ask, “Is it hot enough for you?” Yes, it is. It’s summer in the Midwest, and heatstroke is a real threat.

There are many risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Metabolic syndrome is a constellation of these factors that, together, indicate an even greater risk.

I’m writing this column on a dreary Monday afternoon; and oh, how I long for some sunshine! We all need sun exposure, but like everything, it’s better in moderation.

If a nice, big milkshake makes your tummy rumble and causes other unpleasant digestive after-effects, you might be suffering from lactose intolerance.

Losing hair, especially for women who notice unusual or excessive hair loss, can be alarming. But don’t panic, says Dr. Joseph Muccini of MidAmerica Skin Health and Vitality Center.

In Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, the Summoner is described as a red-faced, pimply glutton whose appearance is linked to his greed and corruption.

Just when the weather improves and we can get outdoors to enjoy the summer, we’re attacked by mosquitoes, ticks, chiggers and other biting or stinging pests.