3 ways to create community and counter loneliness

Loneliness is complicated. You can feel lonely when you lack friends and miss companionship, or when you’re surrounded by people — even friends and family. Either way, loneliness can have devastating health effects. It boosts […]

Opill: Is this new birth control pill right for you?

Birth control pills have been safely used in the US (and sold only by prescription) for more than half a century. Just this past summer, the FDA approved Opill, the first daily contraceptive pill intended […]

How much sleep do you actually need?

On average, how many hours do you sleep each night? For most healthy adults, guidelines suggest at least seven hours of slumber. But these are general recommendations and not strict rules. “Some people need less […]

What to do when driving skills decline

Part 2 of a two-part series on making decisions about driving as we age. Read Part 1 here.  It’s a simple but unfortunate fact: driving skills can wane over time. Eventually, driving can become unsafe […]

Which skin creams are most effective for eczema?

Quelling the discomfort of atopic dermatitis, the most common form of eczema, can be a daily quest. This inflamed, itchy skin condition can interfere with sleeping, socializing, and many other activities. If home remedies such […]

Cellulitis: How long does it take to heal on legs?

Cellulitis is an infection of the deep layers of the skin. It develops when bacteria enter through a cut, bite, or wound — including tiny breaks in cracked, dry skin. Common skin-dwelling bacteria, Staphylococcus or […]