We all know that doctors are often unable to meet their appointment times. The waiting room is called that for a reason. But you can make the wait more pleasant for yourself and others by following a few guidelines.
April is Parkinson's Awareness Month. It is also a time for awareness of other causes and diseases. I am constantly aware of Parkinson's, however, since I was diagnosed with its symptoms three years ago, when I was 67.
I grew up with parents who took risks like those taken by the Raines' and yet I worry that I could be sheltering my own kids too much like the parents described in All Joy and No Fun.
Restaurants influence how much we'll eat just by deciding the serving sizes, and those are unpredictable and range from petite to colossal.
Some people might argue it takes courage to sign up for the CrossFit Open and do the Open workouts. But it also takes courage to get a low score on an Open workout and submit it anyhow.
To this day, I cannot tell you my professors' names, the books that I read, nor the men that I dated, but I can tell you what I wore and what I drank.
Here in the United States our toxic chemical policy is best described as caveat emptor -- let the buyer beware -- and it's making us sick.
When he came home to dozens of new natural gas wells, truck traffic, and gas workers in his community, he told Tracy that he recognized the smells, the sights, and the sounds from his years in Iraq. He said that he felt like he was still in a war zone.
Celebrating a 91st birthday is not what I'm after. Celebrating being here is where it's at. Celebrating the air we breathe, the ground we walk on. I celebrate each day that I wake up and can see the puffy white clouds in a beautiful blue sky. I celebrate living in this amazing city of Los Angeles.
All human beings have value, regardless of their country of origin or socioeconomic status. We are confident the administration will fix the technological problems and hope it will make the sound decision to allow DACA recipients into Obamacare. We can only hope Congress can correct the immorality and shortsighted public policy of denying immigrants access to affordable health care.
When a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer, the first thought is, "Am I going to die?" When a woman finds out she's pregnant, she doesn't think, "Am I going to die?" It is the furthest thing from her mind.
Children's health should be a priority in planning for and responding to disasters, including planned time to assess and remediate hazards. But until federal, state, and city health agencies finally stand up for kids, it's up to parents, communities, and individual schools to be prepared before disasters, and to be ready to cope afterward.
We know that climate change threatens our health and, especially, our children's health. It's time to limit these dangerous emissions by the largest single source of carbon dioxide pollution in our country: power plants.
Beach season is rapidly approaching, yet once again millions of people seeking relief from stressful lives will be bombarded by constant noise polluti...
It's important for all of us, no matter who we are, to combat this epidemic within our own families and circles of friends. Understanding these unique pressures and risk factors can help us to urge our gay friends and family who are still smoking to stop.
Without easy access, the ability to understand information, the skill in communicating concerns to raise appropriate questions, to be able to process information wisely, and then to act upon this information, I'm afraid we're still looking at very limited literacy.