Behavior

Every year, the news seems to be the same – the year was the hottest on record. Collectively, the last five years were the warmest in modern record, according to NASA. The rise of the planet’s...
Allergies are a very common chronic condition among Americans. More than 7% of the adult population is diagnosed with hay fever every year, which is the common name for allergic rhinitis. In the...
Obesity rates in the U.S. have risen over the last few decades — and so have the myths and misconceptions about the condition. People online as well as mass media often advocate beliefs that...
The number of births in the United States declined again in 2020, with fertility rates dropping or staying flat across all age and racial groups. Falling from 3.75 million births in 2019 to 3.61...
Goals…they are scary not just around the New Year when we all resolve to get healthier and better manage our finances. They are scary year round because we often fail at achieving them. Lack of...
Calories can be a scary term. How many should a person consume a day to lose weight or to maintain a healthy weight? The answer is not a pleasing one: It depends. It gets even more complicated...
If you are having trouble falling or staying asleep, you’re one of three adult Americans who do got enough sleep, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sleep is a...
Throughout human history, stoicism, or the endurance of pain or discomfort without complaint, was a trait people admired. That forbearance was the mortar of civilization, helping to build nations,...
Sleep is critical for maintaining good mental and physical health. Poor sleep patterns are associated with serious health problems, as well as increased stress and risk of accidents. With more than 1...
People can’t see the different components in the blood that keep the body healthy. But these components — mainly white and red blood cells, plasma, and platelets — can all become...
Excessive drinking is the third leading preventable cause of death in the United States. According to research by the National Institutes of Health, alcohol was involved in 72,558 deaths in 2017,...
Dehydration is simply the condition in which the body loses more water – whether through sweating, urinating, or breathing — than it takes in. The fluid needs to be replaced, or the body may...