Leaders from the nation's top health professional organizations have issued a call to action on gun violence, co-signing an article published Monday in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
February 2015 marks the fifth anniversary of Michelle Obama's "Let's Move!" initiative. The First Lady got her husband, President Barack Obama, in on the celebration this week, with a video of the pair asking Americans to share their favorite five ways to stay fit.
Look around the room these days and you'll spot someone with a plastic bracelet tracking their steps, miles, etc. No, this isn't some kind of punishment or parole tracker. Most likely they opened a Fitbit on Christmas morning, Hanukkah or New Year's.
Most people have heard you should drink eight glasses of water a day. In fact, hydration is a basic component to healthy living. However multiple studies have found the contrary suggesting your body can’t handle excessive amounts of water.
A long-held truth among psychologists that stress and sadness are contagious has been confirmed in a recent study from the Pew Research Center. The study brought research into the digital age, where people often read about friends' stressors on Facebook or Twitter, finding that struggles experienced by one person can be felt by others.
This is the third in a three-part series. Read part one: "The new face of heroin addiction." Read part two: "How families can work together to fight heroin addiction."
In the midst of their busy lives, Americans are learning how to keep calm and say "Ommmm." Meditation, alongside yoga and other mind and body practices, is becoming more popular as people link its practice to happier and healthier lives.
This is the second in a three-part series. Read part one: "The new face of heroin addiction."
When you get old, lightning bolts go around your eyes. They don’t shoot out at people; that would be cool. They just start flashing around in your eyeball like you are suddenly discovering that you are actually some sort of android that’s starting to short circuit in its old age.
They lived in tattered boxes, abandoned cars and the backyards of dilapidated houses.
February denotes a month of romance, chocolate, and, of course, all things heart shaped. However, let’s not forget the most important heart shape, the muscular organ inside us all.
On a recent drive home from a family trip, my husband (as he often does) pointed out the window and said, “If only there was a road that went straight through those mountains, we’d be home so much faster."
Imagine waking up in the middle of the night and discovering someone has attached a leaf blower to your face and left it on. Now imagine being grateful they did.
For centuries, germs have gotten a bad rap. Generally vilified as carriers and causes of disease, these microscopic organisms are on the verge of a complete image makeover.
With recent news of the measles outbreak in California, I thought it might be a good idea to review information about measles.
It's too time-consuming. It's an exercise fad. I'm too old to start. My family will feel neglected. It's too cold; it's too hot. I'm slower than my toddler taking his first steps.
Charges were filed this week against four cancer charities who allegedly misused millions of dollars of donations. According to the Federal Trade Commission, the suit represents one of the largest legal actions against charity fraud to date.
Kendall Coffey is a good person, at least according to her mom.
Whether it’s organic, local, 100 percent fruit or fresh pressed, the cup of juice clutched in your toddler’s hands might as well be soda. When it comes to sugar levels – in the form of fructose - there isn’t much difference between the two.
When Darya Rose was dieting, a day spent avoiding sweets and eating fruits and vegetables would often end with her hand in a bag of trail mix.
A new study holds troubling news for the parents of young children: preschools might not be serving students' physical health needs.
A new study on the best way to motivate people to quit smoking revisited a perennial theme in behavioral science: the power of financial incentives.
If you think skipping lunch will get your body beach ready for summertime, think again.
In the Internet age, health information is only a click (or Google search) away. This ease of access to research studies, medical websites and health articles has both negative and positive consequences, bringing answers as well as anxiety.
Need a doctor? There's an app for that.
Shopping for natural treatments for everyday ailments could soon become more complicated. The Food and Drug Administration held two days of hearings last week to reconsider whether nontraditional medical remedies should be subject to stricter regulations.
Kim Kardashian West became a published author this week. But instead of being filled with her thoughts on fashion or life in Hollywood, her book, "Selfish," is composed of more than 400 photos of her face.
Cutting power plant carbon emissions saves lives, according to new research on the way pollution affects public health. The study (paywall), published this week, will become a key talking point for supporters of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's latest proposal for carbon pollution standards.
Dove's latest attempt to raise the self-esteem of women worldwide comes in the form of a pair of doors.
Mother’s Day is full of flowers, chocolates and with any luck, breakfast in bed. But alas Mother’s Day only comes once a year. So here are five simple ways to give yourself the love all year round, one week at a time.