The number of women in their late 20s who filled a prescription for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) medicine skyrocketed by 700 percent between 2003 and 2015, according to a report released today by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While the uptick in the percentage of American women who use ADHD medicine was most pronounced among those ages 25 to 29, the report also stated that the number of women ages 15 to 44 with private health insurance who filled a prescription for ADHD medicine increased by 344 percent between 2003 and 2015.
If you made a New Year's resolution to amp up your exercise routine, there is an app for that. "I think the most important thing is to know your goals and expectations and what you’re willing to do," said Liz Barnet, a New York-based fitness and nutrition coach who uses technology to work with clients across the country. The sheer number of exercise apps offering different options can be overwhelming.
The current flu epidemic wreaking havoc across the nation was in part fanned by so many people spreading germs while traveling over the holidays, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and prevention. As 49 states are reporting widespread flu activity, "Good Morning America" spoke with a flight attendant and a doctor to get some expert tips on how to prevent the spread of flu germs while traveling on airplanes or passing through major airports. Dr. Nicholas Testa said that you should be wary of the communal hard surfaces on airplanes, such as tray tables or armrests.
New mom Serena Williams’s decision to bow out of the Australian Open was not lost on other moms also finding their way back to fitness after childbirth. “I think that sets a great example, the fact that she’s listening to her body and not pushing through,” said Anne Mauney, a registered dietitian and blogger. Mauney, who gave birth to her first daughter in November, delivered her daughter, Riese, via Cesarean section.
With flu season in full swing, "Good Morning America" looked into some natural, and complementary, remedies for flu symptoms that may offer some relief if you or a family member has fallen ill this year. Late last week, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that it believes the nation reached peak flu season, and that the disease was considered to be an epidemic based on its medical impact, as hospitalizations across the country soared. ABC News' chief medical correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton appeared live on "GMA" today to break down how to use three well-researched, complementary natural remedies for flu symptoms.
Celebrity trainer Latreal Mitchell shared some of her favorite workout moves you can do from home to help get the whole family in shape on "Good Morning America" today. Mitchell, who is the personal trainer for "GMA" anchor Michael Strahan, is also the founder of the non-profit organization Fitness Bunch, which aims to fight childhood obesity. Mitchell, a trainer on E!'s “Revenge Body with Khloe Kardashian,” said one way she recommends making exercise fun for children is by turning it into a game, so that they may not even realize that they are working out.
A dangerous flu has been spreading rapidly across the U.S., escalating flu season earlier than usual, and to near-epidemic levels, according to the CDC. Earlier today, Dr. Daniel B. Jernigan from the CDC, joined "GMA" to address the concerns and misconceptions about this year's flu cycle.
More than 1,000 teachers and school administrators in New York state are taking a 10-day challenge to eat a plant-based diet, inspired by a colleague who transformed himself after a heart attack. Doug Schmidt, a Rochester elementary school teacher, suffered a near fatal "widow maker" heart attack at age 49. Within three years, Schmidt said his diet had become completely plant-based and he had lost 60 pounds.
Celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson shared her top three workout moves you can do at home to help get your legs, abs and arms looking their best live on "Good Morning America" today. Here are Anderson's top three workout moves you can do from home that can help you reach your 2018 fitness goals. Pull both legs down to sit in fourth position, then kick one leg to the side and lift it up onto the shin of your other leg.
Three women who lost more than 120 pounds each shared their weight-loss stories and secrets of their success. Melody Perdue, 33, who, like the other women, is featured in People magazine's new “Half Their Size” issue, once weighed more than 300 pounds.
Two of the most buzzed-about diets, the Keto diet and the Whole30 diet, have landed at the bottom of a new ranking of best diets for 2018. The Keto diet, which promotes a low-carbohydrate, high-fat regimen, tied for last on the Best Diet Overall list released today by U.S. News and World Report. "One of our experts said, ‘Any diet that recommends snacking on bacon can’t be taken seriously as a health-promoting way to eat,'" Angela Haupt, assistant managing editor of health at U.S. News and World Report, told ABC News.
Dr. Jennifer Ashton, chief medical correspondent for ABC News, is going dry this January and encourages you to take the challenge with her: no alcohol for the month of January. .@DrJAshton is doing a dry January - a month without any alcohol. The Dry January campaign was started in 2013 in England and is now making waves on this side of the pond.
Dry January, giving up alcohol for the entire month of January, has become a common New Year’s resolution and Dr. Jennifer Ashton of ABC News’ "Good Morning America" is taking on the alcohol-free challenge this month. Ashton spoke to "GMA" about her reasons for doing Dry January and her comments are lightly edited and transcribed below. My baseline alcohol consumption I think meets criteria for “moderate," which as you guys know because I have defined it many times on the air, is seven 5-ounce servings of wine per week, or seven alcoholic servings a week.
Two days into the new year and hopefully your New Year’s resolution is still on track. Experts say it is important to remember it is a journey, not an overnight fix, especially when it comes to the most common of resolutions, weight loss and exercise. "The reason why people make resolutions every year is because it’s really hard," said Maya Feller, a New York-based dietitian.
Danica Patrick is known for her history-making career as a NASCAR driver. Patrick, who will retire from NASCAR this year, has created a 90-day mind, body and food plan using the principles she uses in her own life. The plan is explained in Patrick's new book, "Pretty Intense," released today, just in time for your New Year's resolutions.
For 2018, many have thoughts of New Year resolutions, including better health and nutrition. "Good Morning America" tapped nutritionist Maya Feller for her insights on three areas of health that should be a priority for people in 2018. Anti-inflammatory foods, hydration and gut health are the top three items on Feller's list for the New Year.
For those who enjoy ringing in the new year with a few drinks, here is a breakdown of some simple ways you can start off the first day of 2018 without a debilitating hangover. The best way to ensure that you do not wake up on Jan. 1 with a hangover is to limit your alcohol consumption on New Year's Eve, according to ABC News' chief medical correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism typically defines "binge drinking" as consuming five or more drinks for a man and four or more drinks for a woman within a two-hour period, or otherwise bringing one's blood alcohol concentration to over 0.08 percent.
The number of women who use marijuana while pregnant is increasing, especially among teenage and young pregnant mothers, a new report in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) suggested. "Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug during pregnancy," the research letter published in JAMA on Tuesday stated. Researchers examined data from 279,457 pregnant women who were patients at the Kaiser Permanente Northern California health care system and from 2009 to 2016, and participated in a self-administered questionnaire on marijuana use since pregnancy, as well as a cannabis toxicology test during their standard prenatal care visits.
Knowing how your blood sugar responds to certain foods could be a key to weight loss, according to the researchers behind a new diet book. Drs. Eran Segal and Eran Elinav of Israel’s Weizmann Institute of Science tested blood sugar levels in 1,000 people after every meal for one week. The key to weight loss, according to Segal and Elinav, is watching how your blood sugar reacts to different foods.
Taking calcium and vitamin D supplements may not actually lower fracture risks for elder adults living independently, according to a new analysis of past studies published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The researchers looked at 51,145 participants from 33 clinical trials and found that there was not a significant difference in the risk of hip fractures for those who used calcium supplements, vitamin D supplements, or both, compared to those who took a placebo or no supplements at all. "No significant associations were found between calcium, vitamin D, or combined calcium and vitamin D supplements and the incidence of nonvertebral, vertebral or total fractures," researchers added as part of their secondary outcomes.
If your Christmas celebrations left you feeling in need of a good workout, Erin Oprea, trainer to the stars, is here to help.Oprea is a former U.S. Marine who now trains some of country music's biggest stars, including Carrie Underwood, Kelsea Ballerini, Kellie Pickler and Lee Ann Womack.Trainer Noah Neiman leads a live-stream workoutInstagram fitness star shares her workout secrets The Nashville-based trainer appeared on "Good Morning America" today to lead a workout that anyone can do at home. ...
The holiday season can be one of the most tempting times of year when it comes to overindulging in desserts and other sugary foods. "Sugar releases dopamine and opioids in the brain, which are substances that are known to be released in the reward center of the brain," Dr. Rekha Kumar, an endocrinologist at the Weill Cornell Medicine center and New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York City, told ABC News of why people are so naturally drawn to sweets. "Some people can take one bite of a dessert and be satisfied," Kumar added.
When Tara Martinez gave birth to her second child, she was able to watch the birth and have immediate skin-to-skin contact with her son, even though she had a cesarean section. Martinez, of Fishkill, New York, was able to have a “gentle” C-section at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco, New York, in August after undergoing what she described as a “traumatic” emergency C-section with her first son.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a new warning against consuming raw cookie dough as Christmas cookie season gets underway. While the potential risks of consuming raw eggs have are widely known, the FDA's new warning highlights the potential risks of consuming flour raw. "Flour is derived from a grain that comes directly from the field and typically is not treated to kill bacteria,” Dr. Leslie Smoot a senior adviser in the FDA's Office of Food Safety, said in a statement.
A couple from New York are pleading for the public's help to raise awareness and funds in order to find a cure after two of their children were diagnosed with a rare and fatal genetic disease. "They're beautiful babies, they're happy babies," Gary Landsman told ABC News of his two sons. "Benny, at 17 months, should be doing more things, he should be crawling, he should be beginning to talk but he's not," he added.