A new study found that roughly one-third of young adults are medically vulnerable to developing severe complications from COVID-19. The most significant risk factor appeared to be smoking. Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco,... Read More
In the United States, the percentage of children and adolescents affected by obesity has more than tripled since the 1970s. Data from 2015-2016 show that nearly 1 in 5 school age children and young people (6 to 19 years) in the United States has... Read More
Road warriors, consider yourself warned: The more time you spend on the road, the more you are at risk for obesity, alcohol abuse, depression and other health problems, according to research published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental... Read More
It’s been well-proven that “social dieting” makes weight loss more fun and successful—especially with programs that include elements like the spirit competition, teamwork, encouragement and, of course, gentle peer pressure (you don’t want... Read More
Stress doesn’t take holidays off. In fact, the opposite is often true: Stress saps the joy out of the season for many people.
Stress is manifest in many forms of poor health or bad lifestyle habits during the holidays, when people typically put a... Read More
Have you been considering losing weight but decided to put it off to focus on other things? A new study shows that decision could be hazardous to your health. The study was led by Epidemiologist Jared Reis of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood... Read More
The United States of Depression?
Psychologist Offers 4 Tips for Maintaining Balance in Difficult Times
It’s no wonder nearly one in 10 Americans suffers from depression.
“Top risk factors include being unable to work or unemployed; having no... Read More