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Health tips: Back-to-school checkup checklist

You've filled new backpacks with school supplies, replaced worn-out shoes and scheduled haircuts for the kids. Now it's time to get down to business and schedule back-to-school checkups ...  Read more 

This Amusing Video Might Finally Convince You to Stand Up Straight

The number of times we’ve resolved to have better posture is probably in the low hundreds. Yet for every five minutes we sit up straighter and promise this time will be different, we inevitably find ourselves slumped over our laptops a half hour later. That being said, after watching this ...

Health tips: Back-to-school checkup checklist

You've filled new backpacks with school supplies, replaced worn-out shoes and scheduled haircuts for the kids. Now it's time to get down to business and schedule back-to-school checkups ...  Read more 

Back-to-school health tips

When you send your child back to school after a long, hot, Atlanta summer, you're probably looking forward to the extra stimulation your scholar is getting with a teacher, hands-on ...  Read more 

Scientists Identify 5 Types of Prostate Cancer

There Might Be 5 Kinds of Prostate CancerWebMD Health News By Peter Russell Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy, MD, MPH More from WebMD PSA Test Linked to Better Prostate Cancer SurvivalProstate Cancer: Active Surveillance Offers Quality-of-Life GainsProstate Cancer 'Could Be Transmitted Sexually'Dogs Find Prostate Cancer by SmellJuly 31, 2015 -- Scientists ...

Raspberry Collins

Put a twist on the classic Tom Collins with this delicious raspberry-infused cocktail. It's the perfect balance of sweet and tart, with an extra kick from ginger beer. DirectionsPlace vodka, lemon juice, simple syrup, and 5 raspberries in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Double-strain through a fine ...

A Quick Yoga-Inspired Workout for a Stronger Core

Doing nothing but crunches can get old—fast. Maybe you love spending a long time on the mat cinching your abs (more power to you!), but for the rest of us, core workouts are something we want to power through as quickly as possible. And that's where this video comes in. ...

Greatist Workout of the Day: Friday, July 31st

This series of GWODs was designed exclusively for Greatist by Bodeefit. For more information about the exercises in this workout, or to see video demos of each movement, follow the links below the graphic. Be sure to note the results of your workout so you can track your progress as ...

Weekend-Proof Your Workout Plan

Most of us follow a set schedule during the weekdays. If you're like me, you know exactly what time you'll get up, go to the gym, shower, go to work, eat your meals, and hit the sack. But on the weekends? That schedule usually goes from nailed down to nonexistent. ...

Walking Safety Tips

If you are new to exercise, here are some important health and safety tips so you can start your walking program off on the right foot. Always check with your doctor before starting an exercise program. He or she may require that you have a physical exam or give you special instructions ...

Beat the Crowds at the Gym

If you have a gym membership, you know how frustrating it can be when the gym is too crowded for comfort. Isn't it tough enough to muster the motivation to head out the door to exercise? Then you arrive, dressed and ready for a workout, only to find a fitness ...

How to Turn Your Walk into a Run

You have been walking faithfully four to five days a week, gradually increasing your time to 30 minutes or longer. Congratulations! But after following this routine for several weeks, you may no longer feel the challenge you once did. You feel it’s time to kick it up a notch and ...

Meet The California Family That Has Made Health Policy Its Business

If there’s such a thing as the first family of health care, the Lees may be it. Five decades ago, two brothers helped start Medicare. Their father inspired them and they, in turn, have inspired the next generation. To mark the anniversary of President Lyndon Johnson signing Medicare into law ...

The Genius Gadget Every Egg Lover Should Know About

Sunsella Silicone Egg Ring The Sunsella Egg Ring is one of those inventions that’s so silly it's genius. To be totally honest, we bought it as a gag gift for a friend, but curiosity got the better of us. Let's just say it never made it to our friend. The ...

California Survey: Newly Insured Satisified With Coverage, More Financially Secure

SAN FRANCISCO — Americans have long stood out among residents of developed nations for how much they fret over, and are bankrupted by, health care costs. But well into the second year of expanded coverage under the Affordable Care Act, those worries have eased significantly in the nation’s most populous ...

WTF Is Mindfulness, Really?

I’m a yoga teacher and I’m confused by mindfulness. That’s pretty scary to admit. Here’s the problem: “Mindfulness“ is talked about so frequently these days, by everyone from Oprah to the CEO of LinkedIn, and encapsulates so many concepts that it’s become a catch-all phrase. But many of us are ...

The Race Around the World That Anyone Can Take Part In

First there were marathons. Then came the onslaught of more extreme races: Ironmans, ultra-marathons, and 24-Hour Tough Mudders. Now there’s a race that sounds even more intense: the Earthathon, a 25,000-mile journey equivalent to one lap around the globe. In reality, it's a group relay race intended for everyone from ...

Family walks 4,000 miles from Disneyland to Disney World in daughter's memory

Not even walking 4,000 miles across the United States can come close to the pain of losing a child. At least, it isn’t close to the aching the Cobb family still feels every day almost two years after 8-year-old Julia died from a rare bone and tissue cancer, Ewing’s sarcoma. The family ...

No Easy Feat: Promoting The PrEP Pill For HIV Prevention Among Latinos

LOS ANGELES – Late on a Friday night at The New Jalisco Bar downtown, a drag show featuring dancers dressed in sequined leotards and feathered headdresses had drawn a crowd — most of them gay Latino men. Inside the bar and out, three health workers chatted with customers, casually asking ...

Greatist Workout of the Day: Thursday, July 30th

This series of GWODs was designed exclusively for Greatist by Bodeefit. For more information about the exercises in this workout, or to see video demos of each movement, follow the links below the graphic. Be sure to note the results of your workout so you can track your progress as ...

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