The month of the year that most people weigh less than usual

This is a critical time for maintaining! But don't fret—you can still indulge a little. Here's how to prevent yourself from packing on too many…

10 beautiful photos that celebrate plus-size women

Because, at 67%, plus-size women represent the majority of women in the U.S. And Refinery29 is reminding us that they need to be seen.

A mysterious polio-like disease may be on the rise in children

32 new cases of acute flaccid myelitis have been diagnosed across the U.S. It's still rare, but here's what every parent needs to know.

What does it feel like to have pneumonia?

Dr. William Schaffner, an infectious disease expert, gives us the scoop on pneumonia—what the symptoms are, what it feels like, and how it's way different than just your common cold.

Stopping the Zika virus: hope on the horizon

Researchers at Florida State University State have identified a possible treatment for the virus.

A cheaper EpiPen is coming soon

For families dealing with the challenges of allergies, it's a relief to know that there are now more options for getting the life-saving medication that they need at a price they can also afford.

Should pediatricians be allowed to turn unvaccinated kids away?

The American Academy of Pediatrics says it's okay for its members to refuse to treat non-immunized children, and doctors claim they have good reasons for…

Shannen Doherty bravely documents her cancer treatment on Instagram (PHOTOS)

This actress is opening up the conversation about the everyday realities of cancer.

‘Baby-friendly’ hospitals: not all pediatricians think they are safe

At least three pediatricians are speaking out about many hospitals' 'baby friendly' initiatives, which place premium importance on exclusive breastfeeding…

A hidden link between diet and depression

Too much of the wrong foods could be affecting your mental health. Fight depression with one of these easy tweaks to your day.

Teens defending texting & driving are tearfully silenced by one woman’s story (VIDEO)

An emotional texting-while-driving PSA by the reality TV YouTube channel Summer Break has the tears flowing and everyone rethinking their…

Courteney Cox talks openly about her Botox regrets (VIDEO)

The former Friends star opens up to Bear Grylls about the unfair pressure to look young forever.

How at risk are children who fall from strollers and carriers?

A 21-year study revealed that traumatic brain injury (TBI) for infant carriers tripled, and “stroller-caused” TBI doubled. But what does that mean for keeping your…

5 famous women who are standing up for their ‘different’ bodies

Whether you're athletic like Serena Williams, skinny like Emma Stone, or have a full figure like Adele, these celebrities have something to say to you.

Breast health update: why your sports bra really matters

A poor-fitting sports bra can mean bad news for the health of your chest. Use these easy expert pointers to make sure you avoid any tissue damage.