Castor bean pods, castor beans and a vial of castor oil

No, Castor Oil Won’t Solve All (or Any) of Your Health Problems

The oil some TikTokkers swear by can actually cause stomach issues, skin rashes and eye issues

Should You Take Iron With Vitamin C?

This pairing has long been thought to help your body better absorb iron

Concerta vs. Vyvanse: Two Stimulant Medications for ADHD

Both meds have similar benefits and side effects

Are Crayons Toxic? What To Do if Your Kid Eats One

They’re nontoxic, but crayons can cause an upset stomach and pose a serious choking hazard

Staying Healthy This Holiday Season

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November 17, 2023
14 Holiday Recipes To Try

From spicy lamb to sweet potato hummus, healthy and delicious holiday recipes abound!

Host of a holiday party putting food down at a table with people.
December 9, 2022
5 Tips for Surviving the Holiday Party Season

Anxiety doesn’t have to make the season un-joyous

Family members walk through falling snow to visit family over the holidays.
November 14, 2022
How To Celebrate Safely This Holiday Season

Wash your hands, skip the buffet and don’t wash your poultry

Nutrition and Healthy Eating

Spearmint tea in a glass see through cup with spearmint leaves scattered on the saucer and background.
November 22, 2023
3 Health Benefits of Spearmint Tea

This subtly minty beverage can help balance hormones and loosen stiff joints

variety of food groups containing manganese and magnesium
November 30, 2023
Manganese vs. Magnesium: Two Important Minerals With Key Differences

They’re both essential minerals but do different jobs in your body

holy basil leaves, known as tulsi, on wooden spoon
November 30, 2023
The Benefits of Holy Basil (Tulsi)

This herb offers different potential benefits from the basil you find in pesto

Common Concerns

Female swimmer in the water at edge of a pool
December 1, 2023
Can Exercise Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer?

Physical activity and weight management can minimize your chances of getting the disease

Closeup of shingles virus presenting on shoulder of person
December 4, 2023
Is the Shingles Vaccine Worthwhile?

It’s 97% effective in preventing shingles in people between the ages of 50 and 69

person holding a thermometer with stress thought bubbles above head
December 1, 2023
Yes, There Is Such a Thing as Stress Sickness

From nausea, weight gain and eczema, stress can affect your immune system in many ways

Taking Care of Family

Parent breastfeeding baby on bed, against the headboard.
November 27, 2023
Looking for Foods To Increase Your Milk Supply? Think Big Picture

No single food will increase your milk, but an overall healthy diet will help

Toddler drinking from a cup while at the table during dinner.
November 21, 2023
Toddler Drinks — What Does the Research Say About These Products?

They aren’t unhealthy, but they’re probably a waste of money

Active elderly couple exiting tennis court
November 14, 2023
How Long Does a Hip or Knee Replacement Last?

They can last 10 to 15 years, but factors like age and activity level can impact their longevity

Recent Articles

Young child coloring with crayons
December 8, 2023
Are Crayons Toxic? What To Do if Your Kid Eats One

They’re nontoxic, but crayons can cause an upset stomach and pose a serious choking hazard

Castor bean pods, castor beans and a vial of castor oil
December 8, 2023
No, Castor Oil Won’t Solve All (or Any) of Your Health Problems

The oil some TikTokkers swear by can actually cause stomach issues, skin rashes and eye issues

Oranges in bowl and tofu meal in bowl
December 8, 2023
Should You Take Iron With Vitamin C?

This pairing has long been thought to help your body better absorb iron

Teenager and parent work on homework together on couch at home
December 8, 2023
Concerta vs. Vyvanse: Two Stimulant Medications for ADHD

Both meds have similar benefits and side effects

Baby receiving a shot in their leg by healthcare worker in pink
December 7, 2023
COVID-19 Vaccines for Kids: What To Know and Why It’s Important

Children as young as 6 months should get vaccinated

Buddha bowl of tofu, cucumbers, broccoli, lettuce and garbanzo beans
December 7, 2023
How To Make a Vegetarian Diet Work for a Healthier Heart

Giving up meat can have a significant effect on lowering cholesterol

Aspirin poured onto table from bottle
December 7, 2023
Why You Are Sensitive to Aspirin

A reaction to the medication may trigger preexisting asthma and result in sinus or skin reactions

Pregnant person with yellow glow emanating from them.
December 6, 2023
Is Pregnancy Glow a Real Thing?

More radiant skin may appear due to physiological responses to pregnancy