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. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and other leaders of the American Revolution suffered chronic effects of diseases like smallpox, tuberculosis and malaria, and were devastated by the deaths of their children.
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 Hollywood and say, "Honey, I shrunk the portions."
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/July edition, AARP the Magazine offers 20 quirky tips for surviving summer and promises that they actually work.
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 bank account?
Staring into a high-powered microscope during a laboratory job shadow rotation, high school senior Lindsey Pickett watched her own blood cells come into focus on the glass slide.
Most of us get medical advice from doctors and other health professionals when we're sick, but what Dr. Mom says matters, too.
Tiredness never was happiness. Do you get a decent amount of sleep every night? Can you not function without napping during the day? Are you completely exhausted for no apparent reason? One of these diseases may be the culprit.
If the beverage tastes sweet and comes in a can or a bottle, it will cost more in Philadelphia come January when a new tax on sugary and artificially sweetened drinks goes into effect.
It's no secret that smoothies and protein drinks are a hot topic right now and have been for quite some time; just search #smoothie in Instagram and you'll see nearly 6 million posts. They are popular and trendy but are they worth all the hype?
Want your kids to wash their hands? Gross them out, say researchers at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.
No mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus have been found in the U.S. yet, but with children descending on summer camps across the country, there's renewed interest in how to protect them from mosquito bites.
Chemotherapy, the most common treatment for cancer, has famously unpleasant side effects, including nausea, fatigue and hair loss. Less known is how much all that misery costs.
Each time I sprint to a personal best time, max on a particular weight lift or rep, or fit into the pair of jeans that has been evading me for months, I have a sassy little voice in me that says, “I have seven kids, hear me roar!”
For many families, summer means water — in pools, water parks and maybe even a hotel hot tub. But before you dive in, consider the many ways H2O in public places can make you sick.
An early bedtime for young children does more than preserve parents' sanity. It can lead to better health for your children, even when they're ...
Loading your brain with a foreign language or two appears to make you a better thinker, giving parents another reason to study French or Spanish ...
We can all agree that makeup is not an easy thing to master. No one person can compare to the hired team of makeup professionals ...
It’s beautiful that the female body has the ability to create life. Or at least that’s what we ladies repeat over and over ...
Knives everywhere, heavy cookware, raw foods, old bacteria...the list of reasons why the kitchen can be harmful goes on and on.
Everyone knows that when you get older your body changes, but less known facts are the small but significant changes a woman in her 20s ...
Sugar seems to be the most delicious evil on the planet.
It started with an itch. It ended with a long soak in some nasty smelling shampoo.
I remember it like it was yesterday. It was a warm summer night in 1987, and my nearly 5-year-old self was sitting on the back ...
The human body is a remarkable piece of equipment. It can stand a great deal of abuse, but not indefinitely. Like all machinery, it will ...
While not showering would be the worst mistake of all, here are six ways to have a better (and cleaner) shower:
On days when you feel like you’re going to explode, or there isn’t enough air to breath or enough time in a day ...