Saffron

Saffron is one of the most precious spices in the world. The threadlike red stigmas—and the yellow hue they impart—are quite literally the stuff of legend. But what is saffron, exactly? No matter how many tales have been told about the spice, a lot of us still don't know what to do with it or …

Heart Attacks

Heart attacks occur when the flow of blood to the heart is blocked by a buildup of plaque in coronary arteries. While the initial causation can often be pinned on the usual suspects—heavy smokers, people with high-stress lifestyles, or those who are excessively overweight—the not-so-usual suspects can also be at high risk for heart attack. Heart …

Obesity

Obesity means having too much body fat. It is different from being overweight, which means weighing too much. The weight may come from muscle, bone, fat, and/or body water. Both terms mean that a person's weight is greater than what's considered healthy for his or her height. Obesity happens over time when you eat more …

Osteoporosis

Did you know that your body's peak bone mass is reached at about age 30? After that, bone resorption begins to exceed new bone formation. If you aren't taking measures to ensure bone strength, you could develop osteoporosis. You've seen older people who are bent over. That's what osteoporosis can do. The disease makes your …