Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and attention deficit disorder (ADD) are neurological and behavior-related conditions that cause difficulty in concentrating, impulsiveness and excessive energy. Individuals with ADHD symptoms not only have a challenge in concentrating, but have a challenge sitting still. Those with ADHD are typically more disruptive than individuals with ADD. ADHD often has […]
If you roll out of bed feeling tired or stressed, these a.m. habits can help you turn your mood around.
My first experience of the essential difference occurred when I was three years old, and my mother took me to the shoe store to get my first “big boy” shoes after wearing little white booties up to that age. After walking around the store looking at all the different kinds and colors, I knew what […]
Experts weigh in on how you should break the news to your children, and how to help them adjust to your family’s new normal.
Significant research reveals connections between the human microbiome and disease risk, treatment, and prevention.
Chlorophyll water is a booming trend on TikTok, with influencers lifting a green glass to the camera while showing off their acne-free skin. But there’s no science to back up the claims that it’s uniquely good for skin. Read more…
Dr. Uzma Haque, MD, Division of Rheumatology at Johns Hopkins discusses arthritis and its many forms. by Heather Stringer, updated by Dr.C.H. Weaver 3/2021 When Lauren Marchi entered college as a freshman at American University in Washington, DC, she was a classically trained pianist and ballerina. She had aspirations of pursuing degrees in piano performance […]
The pause in administration of the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine appears to be at its end. The CDC’s independent advisory panel, ACIP, voted today to once again recommend the vaccine for everyone aged 18 and over, even though there is a very small risk of blood clots in women under age 50. Vaccinations… Read […]
Cardio is important for our health in many ways, and we should all aim for at least the minimum requirement of 75 to 150 minutes per week. If you love running, cycling, or hiking and you do it more often, all the better. Read more…
Create good habits for good health and survivorship. by Laurie Wertich The best defense is a good offense. Long-term health is the result of a good offense—proactive, preventive, healthy choices that have an impact on your health today, tomorrow, and beyond. To age well, start young. If you want to be a healthy, vital older […]
In new guidance, the CDC says that fully vaccinated people can gather indoors with other fully vaccinated people. Updated 4/23/2021 The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says that vaccinated people can gather indoors with other fully vaccinated people without wearing masks or staying 6 feet apart. The CDC Director RochelleWalensky, MD, introduced the first […]
At least six people out of over 6 million who have received the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID vaccine have developed a rare type of blood clot. As a result, the FDA and CDC have announced a pause in the use of this vaccine. The pause is likely to last at least another week. Read more…
Dr. Teofilo L. Lee-Chiong Jr., MD, of The National Jewish Hospital in Denver provides an outline to improve your sleep Medically reviewed by Dr. C.H. Weaver M.D. updated 2/2021 Insomnia is a sleep disorder that is characterized by sleeplessness, inadequate sleep, or poor quality sleep. The amount of sleep needed varies from person to person. […]
This one goes out to the beginner-ish lifters out there who squat and bench, but never feel quite as stable as the experienced lifter in the next rack over. While your form might need a bit of work (and you could probably benefit from squat shoes), there’s another thing you’ve probably overlooked: the height of […]
Vitamin C holds an almost legendary status among drugstore supplements. It’s common to take a few tablets when we’re worried about getting sick or mix up a glass of Emergen-C at the first sign of a cold. It’s nice to imagine it as a cure-all, but reality doesn’t quite match up with our hopes. Read […]
In the fitness world, people often say you should “listen to your body” when deciding what to do if you aren’t feeling great. That advice often amounts to permission to take the day off, which is certainly a valid option in many cases. Read more…
When you’re chasing a fitness goal, what matters in the long run is not whether you worked out today, but what kind of consistency you’re building over time. The app 1 Second Everyday can help you visualize that. Read more…
It’s spring again, and if you’ve been lamenting a snowy winter, the roads are probably beckoning. Why not dust off those running shoes and go for a jog amidst the spring flowers and the fresh air that no longer hurts your face? Oh, right. Because it’s been a while and you might not be quite […]
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A gallon is a lot of something. Drink that much milk, and you’ll surely get at least 100,000 YouTube views—or more—if you catalogue the aftermath of your attempt. Drink that much water, as I’ve heard and seen plenty of people attempt to do, and you’ll suddenly be exponentially healthier. At least, that’s how it works,… […]
A diagnosis of cancer can be a shock, making you feel out of control and overwhelmed. Here is what you need to know.