Thousands of seniors among the ‘hidden poor’

Nearly 20 percent of adults over 65 in California live between an economic rock and hard place—unable to afford basic needs but ineligible to receive government assistance—making them the state’s “hidden poor,” according to a UCLA study released Monday.

Here's how to calculate your heart's age

About 69 million Americans are not as young at heart as they believe they are, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found.

Is early breast cancer overtreated?

More than 60% of all women over 40 in the United States have had a mammogram in the past two years. And 20% of mammograms detect something called ductal carcinoma in situ, or DCIS -- also known as Stage 0 ...

Special enrollment for healthcare

HealthCare.gov is promoting a special opportunity to obtain healthcare coverage during the recess between enrollment periods for Covered California. You can enroll in a healthcare plan, if you have life changes such as getting married, having a baby, losing other ...

Coke funds health group that shifts blame away from soda

Coke is funding a health research organization that shifts blame away from sugary soda drinks as a cause of obesity.

Blend late summer produce to make sauces, sips and soups

Want to get the most out of late summer's fresh fruits and vegetables? Look to your blender and spice rack to puree seasonal produce into refreshing sips, chilled soups and savory sauces.

How to beat smoking, other bad habits with better self-control

Ready to kick your bad habit once and for all? Even if you're not completely committed yet, there's a technique that may unconsciously help, whether you're intending to quit smoking, binge eating, gambling or another addictive behavior -- and even ...

Blended Bliss

Looking for a healthy, convenient and delicious breakfast boost, afternoon refuel or sweet treat? If so, break out the blender and whip up a delicious and nutritious smoothie.

Fresh and fruity ways to impress guests

From pool parties to baseball games to backyard barbecues, this time of year provides a number of occasions to enjoy time with family and friends. This summer, take your gatherings to the next level with a fun and festive drink ...

9 bizarre snacks to try for National Junk Food Day

At CNN, we love sampling new snacks. Chips, cookies, candy, pretzels -- you name it, we're not picky.

McDonald's manager reveals 'secret menu' ... or does he?

Say something on McDonald's corporate FAQ site, and nobody listens. But say it on Reddit, and the Internet blows up.

Breakfast ideas kids will love

Getting kids excited for the day is never easy.

Surprising signs you’re suffering from allergies and tips to manage them

When you think of seasonal allergies, sneezing may come to mind first. But there's a lot more to allergies than "achoo," say experts. According to allergist Dr. Myron Zitt, there are many ways allergies can manifest. Here are a few ...

Step away from the burger: Why a 'Western' diet is bad for your health

The developing world is seeing rapid urbanization, with more than half of the world's population now living in cities and this figure expected to reach 70% by 2050. But with this progression comes an urban lifestyle -- often meaning less ...

Fresh takes on kids’ favorites

As the kids get out of school, there’s no better time to make a fresh start in the kitchen, too. Substituting nutritious ingredients such as sorghum in your favorite grain-based foods is an easy way to upgrade your family’s menu ...