Girls' participation in sports declines sharply after puberty, and a new study from the United Kingdom suggests it's because they're uncomfortable with their developing bodies.
If you don't already have a family doctor, don't count on seeing one in the next two months. That's the average wait time to get an appointment with a primary-care physician in some U.S. cities, and it's likely to get longer over the next decade as the supply of doctors shrinks while demand for them grows.
Every year around the first part of May, my children’s elementary school sends out fliers for a junior cheerleading camp and tryouts sponsored by the local high school. I know when the flier has arrived because each year my oldest daughter, Aspen, makes it known by waving it high so I can see, all the while excitedly asking if she can please try out.
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Exercise should be a get-to, not a have-to, but sometimes we all need a little kick to get going because of Newton's First Law of Motion: A body at rest will remain at rest unless an outside force acts on it.
They were just 150 girls out of 10 million, but their deaths were still shocking to federal health officials. That’s because the girls, all between ages 10 and 14, killed themselves in 2014, tripling the suicide rate in their age group.
Empathy is a powerful emotion, improving people's worst days and encouraging cooperation within diverse communities. But some people aren't very good at it.
Sitting at a computer all day isn't good for your health, and not just because you're still when your body would rather move around. If your eyes feel tired and your vision starts to blur, you might have computer vision syndrome, but don't worry — it's temporary, and there's an easy way to combat it.
Runners and cyclists are creating art while in motion, etching faces, animals and Games of Thrones characters with the routes that they take. To get in on the craze, all you need is a pair of shoes, an imaginative spirit and a fitness app linked to the Global Positioning System.
When choosing where to live, most people think about the schools, the commute and what they can afford. But the blueprint for the perfect home should also take into account your family's health.
Researchers at Johns Hopkins University say human error, not chronic lower respiratory disease, is the third leading cause of the death in the U.S. and that Americans deserve to know the scope of deadly mistakes in the medical profession.
The first woman to win "The Biggest Loser" recently admitted to Oprah Winfrey that she has regained much of the weight she lost on the reality show.
Having triplets is special, and it’s becoming even more so.
In a society rampant with “you shouldn’t eat that” messaging, figuring out what to eat can be a trip down negativity lane.
Once considered "nature's perfect food," milk is falling out of favor with consumers — unless it's made from almonds or cashews.
With modern life as fast-paced and busy as it is, many of us find ourselves exhausted not only by the end of the day, but ...
Living comfortably within your own skin is difficult when you have had to share it with a baby for nine months. Learning how to embrace ...
For the first time, Americans are spending more money in restaurants than at grocery stores, a trend that worries health professionals.
If the Social Security Administration had been around in 1776, the Founding Fathers might have retired on disability instead of giving birth to a nation ...
From soft drinks to hummus, every kind of food and drink seems to have a fun-sized version these days as manufacturers take a cue from ...
Should parents always tell their kids the truth?
In addition to fireworks and cookouts, the long holiday weekend brings mosquitoes, sunburns and sweat. To help your family get through it, in its June ...
We all know we should live a healthy lifestyle — but did you know that doing so is not just good for you, but also your ...