Perhaps the most gut-wrenching thing parents can experience is learning their child has been diagnosed with cancer.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Using a combination of neuropsychological testing and brain imaging, University of Florida researchers have discovered that in a group of recently diagnosed patients with Parkinson's disease, about one quarter have significant memory problems.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Recently, President Barack Obama unveiled the Precision Medicine Initiative, a program that fosters a research approach that focuses on treating patients based on their genetic makeup.
J.D. emerged from his parent's divorce in 2013 a different kid. He'd always been serious, but now he was moody and falling behind in school.
Pets can decrease cholesterol levels, blood pressure and feelings of loneliness, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But you don’t have to own the dog for him to be your best friend.
The Wall Street Journal has some encouraging news for those of us who use public transportation to get to work (or to McDonald's).
A group photo was posted by a friend to my Facebook wall. I was mortified and barely recognized myself. Several weeks later I was asked if I was pregnant — an anatomical impossibility as a male.
Diane Carbo has spent countless hours considering how she would like to die.
ROCHESTER, Minn. — In a major breakthrough in the battle against cancer, researchers believe they’ve found a way to retrain cancerous cells to die in the same way healthy cells do.
Feelings of panic, restlessness, excessive worry, difficulties concentrating and irritability are all common symptoms of anxiety. Some may experience a couple of these symptoms as others may experience all at once. Anxiety is emotionally draining and can cause many problems to an individual’s everyday life. It takes a lot of work to deal with anxiety and be a fully functioning individual. Little accomplishments are big successes and completing short or long term goals can feel overwhelming.
There may be room for a new dominant hashtag on social media, and it’s a gross one: #socialmedialice.
Ed Timmerman is hooked up to a portable dialysis machine every night. He is one of the 1.5 to 2 million people worldwide suffering from end-stage renal disease.
Returning home after a hospital stay is a difficult transition for seriously ill patients, especially if they've made a connection with their hospital's chaplain. Now one organization wants to make receiving spiritual counseling from home as simple as logging in to Skype.
Parents, prepare your funny voices. Reading picture books with young children is an essential part of nurturing a healthy brain, according to new research.
Medical students traded stethoscopes for skillets this spring in a course designed to make learning how to cook part of the path to becoming a doctor.
Lizzie Post was born into an etiquette empire, but even she gets stressed out about hosting Thanksgiving dinner.
As I made it to the top of a hillside near my home, I felt the need to stop — and it wasn’t for the ...
As a recent college graduate with a solid GPA and an impressive resume, life was just getting started. I was a 25-year-old single woman with ...
Did you know mental health medications are the most prescribed class of drugs in America? In fact, Abilify (an antipsychotic) is the number one prescribed ...
When veterans are worried or stressed about acclimating to everyday life, they may just need a pen and paper to feel better, according to a ...
Let's go nuts. Go all out and get crazy nutty.
What families should know to avoid the flu
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - For macular degeneration patients, blurry vision emerges slowly as cells in and around the retina get damaged. Now, University of Florida Health researchers ...
You may have never heard of endometrial cancer, but it is actually the most common cancer of the reproductive system for women. Although it can ...
Take heart, worry warts. Being anxious while awaiting important news, such as test results or a job offer, appears to be better for mental health ...
Have you heard about that report that says eating cured and processed meats such as bacon, ham and sausages is akin to smoking?
Life is too short — and too much of a blessing — to be spent unhappily. Each of us faces hardships and difficult times; yet dwelling in ...
As parents, it’s a conversation that is easy to avoid and uncomfortable to even think about, but it’s one that needs to happen.
When Robert Jensen talks to his college classes about pornography, his female students say they're not bothered by it — mostly because they don't ...
Just like anything that is torn, broken hearts require mending.
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