It’s annoying, uncomfortable, and just plain unpleasant. Itchy skin, or pruritus, is one of the ways our body tells us that something isn’t quite right, but how do we know what that “something” is? And what can we do about it? Here are 11 reasons why you might be suffering
Does antiperspirant cause cancer? European researchers are urgently calling for removal of aluminum from antiperspirants due to the dangers of aluminum toxicity.
A major depressive disorder often requires a combination of psychotherapy and medication to control symptoms. But lifestyle changes can complement a more structured treatment plan. And living a healthier, more fulfilling life also may help lift your spirits if you’re just feeling a little low.
Amy Farabaugh, PhD, director of psychotherapy
Oops! You did it again. You got so caught up in the outdoor fun you were having that you forgot to apply sunblock. Now you have the tell-tale signs of a sunburn—hot, painful, itchy skin. Not sure how to soothe it? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered (like you should
Hot summer weather is perfect for swimming and barbecues. Too much of a good thing, though, requires caution: If you become too hot—easy to do during record-setting heat waves—you run the risk of risk of heatstroke. What is heatstroke? It’s defined as a condition in which you’re no longer able
A recent study reveals that melanoma rates are on the increase among older Americans. The study (JAMA Dermatology, March) is the first to focus on how this lethal form of skin cancer affects different age groups, and Arash Akhavan, MD, assistant clinical professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai, says the
Guess what! I’m a bad mother (well, at least some of the time). The other day I was playing in a pool with my kids. We had finally escaped the winter to a place where the warm sun shone, and our goosebumps dissolved into a distant memory. We were having
Q: My granddaughter loves drinking almond milk. I typically drink just regular cow’s milk. Should I make the switch?
A: One isn’t necessarily better than another, and both can certainly be a part of a healthy diet. In some cases, it’s just personal preference. In other instances, people might choose plant-based
You may be wondering how to prevent wrinkles as you start noticing those first fine lines appear. But to some extent, wrinkles are unavoidable.
As you get older, your body slows down its production of two proteins that play an important role when it comes to the appearance of your