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You and Your Health

How Panda Express, Taco Bell, And McDonalds Rebrand Food As ‘Healthy’ Without Changing Much

How Panda Express, Taco Bell, And McDonalds Rebrand Food As ‘Healthy’ Without Changing Much

As a growing number of Americans cite obesity as the most urgent health problem facing the country, the food industry is looking for a way to profit. Despite playing a critical role in enabling America’s obesity epidemic, fast food chains have recently announced attempts to make their product seem healthier continue reading »

Unemployment Can Take Its Toll on Your Health

Unemployment Can Take Its Toll on Your Health

Resulting stress, anxiety, bad habits may lead to cardiovascular trouble. As anyone who's lost a job can attest, stress and worry often quickly follow. continue reading »

Why Walgreens’ Decision To Provide Primary Care Is A Glimpse Into The Future Of  U.S. Health Care

Why Walgreens’ Decision To Provide Primary Care Is A Glimpse Into The Future Of U.S. Health Care

On Thursday morning, Walgreens became the first-ever chain retailer to announce that it would become a direct provider of primary care services, moving beyond the pharmacy’s current practice of administering vaccinations to diagnosing and treating Americans with asthma, diabetes, and high cholesterol continue reading »

More US Couples Living Together, Insead of Marrying

More US Couples Living Together, Insead of Marrying

And more women getting pregnant while cohabiting. Many more American women are living with their partners rather than tying the knot, a new government survey finds. continue reading »

STUDY: Hispanic-Americans Coffee Consumption Driving Growth

STUDY: Hispanic-Americans Coffee Consumption Driving Growth

Overall coffee consumption jumped by five percentage points this year, driven in great part by Hispanic-American coffee consumption patterns, according to the NCA National Coffee Drinking Trends (NCDT) market research study. continue reading »

How Healthy Is Your County?

How Healthy Is Your County?

People living in the least healthy areas of U.S. twice as likely to die early, report says. Rates of premature death in counties across the United States are the lowest in 20 years, but pe continue reading »

Phones, Texting May Be as Dangerous as Alcohol for Drivers

Phones, Texting May Be as Dangerous as Alcohol for Drivers

Small study found distracted driving performance similar to being legally drunk. Hands-free phone conversations or texting while driving are as dangerous as getting behind the wheel after having too much to drink, a small new study finds. continue reading »

Check Out Salma Hayek at the Photo Shot for the New ‘got milk?’ Ad (VIDEO)

Check Out Salma Hayek at the Photo Shot for the New ‘got milk?’ Ad (VIDEO)

"Protein Makes Perfect', that's the message in Salma Hayek's latest 'got milk?' campaign ad. See what happened with Salma on the set of her latest ad and learn why her family starts every day with milk's po continue reading »

Report Details Steps to Boost Patient Safety

Report Details Steps to Boost Patient Safety

Leadership is needed for change to occur, experts say. Experts estimate that many tens of thousands of people in the United States die each ye continue reading »

Secretary Kerry To Honor Ten Women of Courage on Int’l Women’s Day

Secretary Kerry To Honor Ten Women of Courage on Int’l Women’s Day

On Friday, March 8, Secretary John Kerry will honor 10 extraordinary women with the Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award. First Lady Michelle Obama will join Secretary Kerry continue reading »