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 Monday.
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 trying to slim down, but what's so wrong about burning the midnight oil?
For years, physicians and researchers have searched for the magic number that would answer the question: What blood pressure should you be striving for?
There are many endearing names or adjectives to describe a person.
SAVANNAH - SouthCoast Health recently announced the addition of three new physicians: Drs. Ryann E. Cowart, Christa L. Jillard and Margaret B. McCormack.
Almost two years ago, I returned from the beautiful land of Serbia. I was in terrible shape physically. Unbeknownst to me, my nervous system was being inhibited, reducing the function of my lungs and heart. (Vegas Nerve, for all you anatomy buffs.) Undiagnosed and unable to take care of myself, I lived with my parents. That wasn’t even when I lost my dignity (that went down the drain after my first shower back).
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.
Eating like the Mediterraneans might be a tasty way to reduce breast cancer risk, according to a study released this week.
If you feel you have hit a fitness plateau, spice things up by introducing interval training into your exercise program.
Vaccines exist to protect against many maladies - flu, chicken pox and polio, among others. University of Florida Health researchers hope to soon add Type 1 ...
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 ...