Health in Richmond Hill, NY

If Colorado is any indication, the legalization of marijuana does not come without health hazards.

A: Don't waste one more second feeling bad that your kids don't eat five servings of fruits and vegetables a day. But don't give up trying to make it happen.

Ounce for ounce and calorie for calorie, leafy greens and other types of vegetables are the hands-down favorites for delivering on nutrients. But many fruits should also have a place at the table.

There's a severe nationwide shortage of Type O blood, and the American Red Cross has issued an urgent appeal for donations.

BROCCOLI, Brussel sprouts and cauliflower may all contain a cancer-busting compound, scientists say. The cruciferous veg all contain a chemical which can slow the growth of cancerous tumours. Scien…

Health, wellness and disease start in the places where we live, work, play, pray and age.

Around 15% of girls begin menstruation by age 7. The challenges of puberty can rock anybody, but being the first of your friends to go through it can be especially stressful. Good parenting helps.

Fentanyl and other opioids are involved in nearly three-fourths of fatal cocaine overdoses.

If your back aches while on the job, you have plenty of company: New research shows that nearly 40 million American workers suffer from chronic lower back pain.

When it comes to sugars in food, you're far better off having a bowl of blueberries than a granola bar, a nutritionist says.

Diabetes can be a risk factor for heart disease – but for women, the condition can lead to worse outcomes than for men.

An increasing number of young childrean are swallowing nonfood items. Good safety habits and other precautions can help prevent such incidents.

Serious complications such as pancreatic cancer, diabetes or kidney failure can develop as a result of pancreatitis. Therefore, if you are experiencing symptoms associated with the disease it is recommended that you see your doctor right away. Your doctor can order a series of tests and procedures to check for abnormalities of the pancreas. Treatment of pancreatitis varies with each individual and can include pancreatic enzyme…

Do you prefer to watch movies at home, drive-in theaters, or theaters? Regardless of your preference, drinks and snacks pair well with your movie. Lots of good movies are out or soon to be released…

By 2030, half of the world's adults will drink alcohol, up from 45% in 1990, while nearly a quarter (23%) will binge drink at least once a month, compared with just 18.5% who did so in 1990, new research says.

Often times, the injury is due to a lack of conditioning, such as stretching, before exercise or playing sports
Some other reasons for Tendonitis may be medical. It can be brought on by the strain of rheumatoid arthritis, gout, psoriatic arthritis and thyroid disorders.
Tendonitis usually occurs anywhere in the body where a tendon connects to a muscle such as the shoulder, hip, knee, elbow, Achilles tendon or at the base of the thumb.
The good news is, you can prevent tendonitis from…

Listening to music may be an easy way to boost focus and concentration, especially if you have ADHD. Learn what you should listen to, what to avoid, and other types of sound to try.

The UK's health secretary Matt Hancock said anti-vaccination campaigners were "morally reprehensible, deeply irresponsible" and had "blood on their hands," in an interview with The Times published Saturday.

Teenagers who consumed diet beverages ended up having about the same number of calories as youth who consumed sugary beverages, the study said.

The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) says they are continuing to work with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to investigate potential cases of measles in the state. There are more than 30 open investigations and currently only one presumptive positive measles case in Alabama.

With another round of spring storms early this week, flowers are getting what they need to bloom and annoy your allergies.

Sound sleep is necessary not only for your physical but also for your mental well-being.

The World Health Organization has issued its first-ever guidance for how much screen time children under 5 should get: not very much, and none at all for those under 1.

You may think of millennials as outdoorsy types with healthy attitudes about work-life balance, plant-based diets, and the importance of things like biking, meditation, and yoga. But despite those progressive 21st-century pursuits, a new study by Blue Cross Blue Shield shows some surprising findings. Namely that millennials aren’t actually as healthy as you might think they are: In fact, they’re even less healthy in several areas than Gen Xers were at the same age.