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.
Being healthy is not just about the foods we eat and exercises we do to get our bodies physically fit. You can be at your ideal weight and have rock-solid abs and muscles, yet still be severely unhealthy if you don't take the time to train your brain.
To many Americans, weight loss remains a pie-in-the-sky desired outcome to a laborious process that is never undertaken.
A compound that disrupts enzyme function has been found to inhibit the growth of breast, colon and other cancer cells in laboratory testing, according to researchers.
Dental health is an important aspect of health and wellness. Over the years, stories have circulated that have misled people about their dental health. Here are seven common myths about your teeth:
Many people aren't living up to their creative potential, according to a new study published this month in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (paywall).
As the weather heats up, public swimming pools beckon us to leave the comfort of our homes and venture outdoors to take a cool dip. Swimming in the public pool may be considered one of America’s favorite pastimes, but for me, no thanks. My 5 Top Reasons You Should Never Get Into A Public Swimming Pool will give you the extra ammunition you need when kids ask, “Can we go to the public pool?”
To eat or not to eat. That is the question we've heard for years. We’ve been told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but has that advice lost its sizzle?
Gillian Brown's parents don't like her body.
The soda industry is facing a public relations crisis.
Many of us had painful experiences as a child or teen, and while it may seem obvious these experiences impact our mental health, we now know that there are some experiences which can also negatively impact our physical health.
Planning on spending time outdoors? Make sure to pack plenty of water. When the mercury rises, staying hydrated is especially important. Oftentimes we become overheated before realizing it.
When you’re buying school supplies for the upcoming school year, don’t forget to consider what you’re doing for your child’s lunch. School lunches try hard to be nutritious, but serving hundreds of students each day on a low budget is difficult and very rarely as interesting as what you can send from home.
Larger and private colleges and universities seem to attract hookah cafes and lounges, but smoke-free policies decrease these odds, according to findings published in the ...
Forget baseball. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy wants America's national pastime to be taking a stroll.
On a crisp, cool morning, I looked out my kitchen window onto my view of the Wasatch Mountains as they wrapped around Utah Lake, over ...
The new school year is here, which means students are also playing fall sports. As parents consider the various athletic opportunities available to their kids ...
How far apart you space your pregnancies may affect your child's risk of autism, according to a study published in the journal Pediatrics on ...
LONDON — When it comes to predicting how long you have to live, you first have to figure out how well your body is aging.
When thinking about fitness and getting in shape, people tend to focus on diet and exercise, but what about sleep? Burning calories is important when ...
For years, physicians and researchers have searched for the magic number that would answer the question: What blood pressure should you be striving for?