Being overweight comes with chronic disease risks, such as higher cholesterol and higher blood pressure. These increase the risk of developing other diseases, including diabetes, which is at epidemic levels in the black community.
Georgians, along with tens of thousands of Americans, visited HealthCare.gov and flooded into ACA enrollment locations around the nation over the weekend, and more are doing so Monday, as the signup deadline approaches midnight for the federally-backed program.
Although we can’t stop the actual aging process, and there are obviously parts of us that don’t work as well as they used to, that doesn’t mean that we still can’t perform better in sports as we age.
The U.S. government has signed off on a long-delayed study looking at marijuana as a treatment for military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, a development that drug researchers are hailing as a major shift in U.S. policy.
Despite the looming deadline of Monday, March 31, for enrolling in the federal government’s health insurance program, many African Americans have yet to do so.
Even in the Bible Belt, coroners don't use the word "miracle" lightly.
A new study in the New England Journal of Medicine found that among children between ages 5 and 14, nearly 12 percent developed obesity - 10 percent of girls and nearly 14 percent of boys.
Republican governors scored easy political points by rejecting President Barack Obama’s plan to enroll more poor people in government health insurance.
Chilly outside? Nothing warms like a steaming bowl of soup. If thoughts of a cozy and comforting pot of soup make you hungry, here is a recipe that’s short on time, but long on flavor and satisfaction.
The U.S. Justice Department and the Tobacco-Free Kids Action Fund have reached an agreement with the four major tobacco companies that requires them to spend more than $30 million advertising with the three major television networks and run full-page ads ...
Today, 85 percent of Americans fall short of the USDA’s recommended three daily servings of fat free or lowfat milk.
When it comes to resolutions, the body seems to always be an issue.
The 15-year search for a pill that boosts sexual desire in women has hit another roadblock, raising questions about the future of efforts to develop a female equivalent to Viagra.
Jay Z marks his 44th birthday celebration with a declaration of going vegan for 22 days.
The AIDS epidemic erased a generation of gay men, and while the symptoms are easier to manage, the startling rate of infection proves that the work is not nearly done.