How to help your child get the sleep they need

This year, back-to-school plans encourage a safe return to full-time, in-person learning to support children's psychological and academic well-being. As tempting as it might be to let the summer sleep schedules stay in place, it’s important that children have a regular routine — and that they are sleeping during the dark hours and awake during […]

Gyn Care 101: What to know about seeing a gynecologist

When should you see a gynecologist? The answer is simple in some ways, more complicated in others. If you’re a woman or a person with female reproductive organs, experts recommend that you start seeing a gynecologist when you become sexually active, or at least once before the age of 21. Good gyn care, as this […]

How good is your cardiometabolic health — and what is that, anyway?

5 factors heavily influence your risk for heart attack and stroke. Heart attack and stroke, two forms of cardiovascular disease, are leading causes of death in the US. Risk factors include a family history of cardiovascular disease, smoking, diabetes, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure. Excess weight increases the chances that several of these risk […]

Poison ivy: Scratchin’ like a hound?

Learn how to avoid a painful case of poison ivy — or treat it correctly, if necessary. Earlier this summer, I contracted a case of poison ivy that was so bad, I woke up in the middle of the night clawing my forearms with my fingernails — scratchin’ like a hound, as The Coasters famously […]