Juliane Gross will spend up to eight weeks near the South Pole.
Having the occasional drink with family or friends can be an enjoyable experience, but when it becomes excessive, your life could be at risk.
Support makes is key - from families for their loved ones, and for people in recovery for each other.
When I knew I would be getting insurance through my job, Ken and I talked about whether marriage would be a smart move for the health benefits.
Most caregivers find the experience stressful, and even overwhelming, but also worthwhile. Here's how to act on the signs of burnout before they lead to the caregiver's own health problems.
It's never been more obvious that people need to learn to set and respect boundaries. One way for parents to teach this concept is allowing their kids to choose if they want holiday hugs or kisses.
Pennsylvania remains ground zero for the debilitating illness, the CDC says.
Shingles will strike 1 in 3 Americans during their lifetimes - most between ages 60 and 70. The vaccines are your best armor against the disease that has gradually but steadily increased among Americans, primarily because we are living longer.
A large study is the latest to find that the youngest children in a class are more likely to get the diagnosis.
The point is not to put more people on medication, which can come with side-effects, but to get more Americans to reduce their numbers through lifestyle changes.
On vacation, you may not be able to do exactly what you do at home, but mixing up your routine is good - and often invigorating.
After 485 days at the hospital, the family will be together at home in North Carolina.
On Nov. 26, more than 11 years after a federal court ordered it, tobacco companies will begin running frank ads on TV and in newspapers including the Inquirer to admit their products are deadly.
It's how much you eat - and when - that has you snoozing.
Ursinus College researcher Deborah Feairheller measures blood pressure in her fellow firefighters and urges them to work out, as heart disease is the top cause of duty-related death.
The patient had some disturbing problems with his big toe that had doctors thinking he might have cancer.
Long-term use, roughly more than 10 days, can lead to a higher risk of adverse reactions for conditions such as high blood pressure, heart disease, damage to the kidneys or liver and ulcers in the stomach.
Nearly a third of people overall - including a third of people without health insurance - said they had not heard anything about the sign-up period for individuals who buy health plans on their own, according to the survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation.
If there were a treatment for Alzheimer's in 2020, the study found that people would have to wait a year and a half for access because of a shortage of specialists and equipment to diagnose and treat the disease.