Prescription medications are part of millions of Americans’ daily existence — at least 60 percent of Americans take at least one prescription drug according to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. While medications can be helpful and even life-saving, some are addictive and have a high abuse potential.
Did you know at this very moment you could have diabetes?
What is one of the first steps to eating better and improving your health?
It’s not just the players who suffer the punishing effects of football. The people watching at home have a rough time of it, too.
If you have an abnormally low heart rate, you could a serious heart condition and need a pacemaker. Or you could be a world-class athlete in phenomenal shape.
Everyone knows exercise is good for you. It improves your cardiovascular health, decreases stress levels and helps maintain a healthy weight. However, exercise also helps your mind stay sharp and focused, especially as you get older.
It’s February now, 30+ days into 2016. How are you doing on your New Year's resolutions or your health and fitness goals?
Body shaming is a huge problem in our culture, and it is something that needs to be stopped. Everyone is unique. All of our bodies are unique.
When the doctor says, “It looks like this pregnancy has failed,” your first thought probably isn’t about what happens next.
Music has charms to soothe a savage beast, soften rocks or bend a knotted oak, English playwright William Congreve famously wrote. But it also has superpowers that can improve your family's health.
Imagine for a moment you’re taking a lovely drive down a beautiful coast. Without warning, a tire pops and you swerve to the side of the road and come to a halt. Your best laid get-away plans have been frustrated. It seems as if every time you try to vacation, something goes wrong.
Sleep is just as important to your health and well-being as good nutrition, exercise, and stress management.
Imagine that you are walking through the grocery store. Grocery shopping seems like a simple task; you pick out which foods look desirable based on qualities like taste, cost and attractive packaging. It is a commonly held belief that the obesity epidemic is due to internal characteristics such as the inability to control how much one eats. It can be argued that external factors also contribute, if not play an even larger role, in the proliferation of increasing body mass indices. Factors including personal psychology, community characteristics and national policies vastly contribute to our dietary patterns on a daily basis.
A disease rarely seen in North America has reared its head recently and prompted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to issue several advisories over the past few weeks and now the diseases is expected to spread to most of the U.S.
Yoga enriches the body and the soul -- or so they say. One thing's for sure, though: Looking at these poses gone wrong will enrich your soul — through laughter.
Once considered "nature's perfect food," milk is falling out of favor with consumers — unless it's made from almonds or cashews.
From a teenager posing as a physician to a chiropractor practicing "pastoral medicine," some people sound like doctors, but they're not. A report on ...
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New research shows why we feel groggy while traveling even if we're in the same time zone. It's because our brains refuse to ...
Struggling to forget “those things which are behind” is perhaps one of the most tragic things that unites the human race.
If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
Mirna Valerio, a Georgia teacher and coach, is 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs — to the best of her knowledge — between 245-250 pounds.
Suicide is on the rise in America, and two groups in particular show a significant spike: middle-aged whites and adolescent girls.
Twin brothers Mark and Mike Patey, both dyslexic, both diagnosed with ADHD and both inclined to get into trouble at school, were determined to prove ...
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It looks beautiful even in winter, repels insects and never needs mowing, but artificial turf used on sports fields is beginning to raise questions about ...
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Sitting in a reclined adirondack chair, facing west, I found myself taking deeper-than-normal breaths, breathing in the salty, humid air. My skin was warm from ...