Behavior

There is no shortage of exercise options for Americans to get in shape, gain muscle mass, lose weight, or learn how to protect themselves. Unfortunately, those working out can be subjected to...
Nearly two years into the coronavirus pandemic, the worst worldwide outbreak since the Spanish flu over 100 years ago, the Omicron variant of the virus is in retreat in most parts of the world. As...
Many times people who receive a diagnosis — whether it’s for a mild condition or a serious disease – ask for a second opinion. In some cases that second opinion can come from a different...
“Oh, it’s nothing.” “It’ll go away tomorrow.” How often have you said something like that when a seemingly minor pain or other health issue arises? In most cases, the bruise, cough, or...
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...
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...
About one in four American students say they have been bullied at school. A fifth of all students between 12 and 18 years of age in the country have experienced bullying in some form, according to...
For decades, many Americans have been obsessed with the idea of getting the perfect body. Each year, people strive to make themselves look like models and actors, or just to get in better shape....
Teeth are the hardest things in the body, and some of the most practical. Without them, we couldn’t chew our food into easier digestibility; we’d have a hard time making ourselves...
Most people have some history with calorie counting. Some do it to lose extra pounds, others track them to gain weight. Calories — depending on whether they come from carbs, fat, or protein...
Most people don’t think of coffee — and the caffeine that packs its punch — as a drug, but it is, and it is possibly the most widely consumed drug in the world. In the United States, up...
Most people spend 90% of their time indoors, where air quality is likely to be much more problematic than it is outdoors. Pollutants from consumer products; toxic byproducts of burning wood, oil, and...
A third of American adults say they sleep less than the recommended seven to nine hours. The optimal amount of sleep is highly dependent on the individual, but most people would likely be happier and...
It may seem like the mainstream dietary recommendations for living a long and healthy life are constantly changing, as foods that were once considered healthy suddenly go out of fashion and...
Women all over the world have a longer life expectancy than men, according to the World Health Organization. It’s no different in the United States, where the average life expectancy at birth for...