Experts show you how to work out outside

Mark Safer and Simran Ahluwalia, trainers with Equinox, demonstrate outdoor exercises, such as the “Inverted Body Row.”

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New England’s temperate summer climate and bounty of parks and green space make it a prime location for outdoor fitness.

In practice

Normal worry, or hypochondria?

True hypochondria involves anxiety about illness so severe or persistent that it becomes an illness itself.

Health events

Boston bike ride and Provincetown Harbor swim

Hop on a bike, swim in the ocean, or do yoga on a rooftop.

Daily Dose

Ever wonder why older people sleep less?

New research from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center may finally explain why: they have lost sleep-promoting brain cells.

New studies erase traumatic memories in mice

A growing body of work shows that, at least in rodents, triggering brain circuits can alter remembrance.

Health Answers

What’s the difference between vascular dementia and Alzheimer’s?

Though both involve memory and cognitive impairments, vascular dementia may also affect movement and walking.

Health News

Study: Combining vaccines boosts polio immunity

Polio has been wiped out of many countries thanks to massive use of oral vaccine.

Daily Dose

Botox for fighting cancer?

Cutting off nerve cells that feed tumors appears to stop cancers from progressing, new research suggests.

Daily Dose

Nut butter recalls

nSpired Natural Foods, Inc. has recalled 43 batches of peanut and other nut butters because of possible contamination with salmonella.

Innovative Museum of Science programs help workers get healthier

The museum’s workplace weight-loss program has helped employees drop more pounds than similar efforts.

Daily Dose with Deborah Kotz


Kotz reports on the latest consumer health news and advice including fitness, new treatments, nutrition, and more.

Continuing Globe coverage


// The meningitis outbreak

Globe coverage of the national outbreak linked to a Framingham compounding pharmacy.

Special section: Mass. health care law

Massachusetts health care law

Here you will find coverage of the law’s provisions, the debate that led to its enactment, Romney’s role in its passage, and what’s happened in Massachusetts since the law passed.