8 Home Remedies for Itchy Skin

Feeling the urge to scratch? Try one of these at-home treatments to tame itchy skin and remember that most rashes are minor and temporary. However, if a rash persists or continues to worsen over time, see a doctor immediately. Smooth on coconut oil or olive oil The best itchy skin treatment could be hiding in

Cholesterol Deposits: 5 Ways to Remove Them

As you get older, you might notice yellowish patches forming around your eyes. Those bumps are actually cholesterol deposits known as xanthelasma and could be a sign that your health is at risk. Doctors believe xanthelasma shows up when the connection between certain cells inside your capillaries breaks. When that happens, cholesterol can seep out

8 Healthy Habits Approved by Medical Professionals

As humans, we’re all creatures of habit. But often times, habits—smoking, drinking, slamming snooze (twice) every morning—are frowned upon. Not all habits, however, are negative. In fact, some can actually improve your life. Don’t believe us? We consulted with a pantheon of doctors to find out which tricks you should take up as soon as

5 Easy Ways to Keep Your Mind Sharp

As our age increases, unfortunately, our brain power decreases. But the good news is, there are plenty of ways you can keep your mind sharp as the years march on. In fact, a 2018 study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society found that even older patients in the early stages of memory

7 Natural Remedies for Sore Throats

We’re all familiar with that scratchy, itchy, painful-to-swallow feeling we call a sore throat. Some episodes of pharyngitis come with colds or the flu, while others stand alone to create your misery. No matter what the cause, these natural remedies served up by top doctors will have you feeling better in no time. The best

6 Exercises to Improve Your Mental Health

Anyone who’s sat on a cozy couch across from a therapist has probably felt a whole lot of relief by the end of the session. The only problem? Afterward, you’re stuck with a hefty bill that can easily be a couple hundred bucks per session. While the effectiveness of that time spent with an expert

How to Find a Good Doctor, According to Doctors

Doctors, dentists, and nurses follow these rules when deciding who will take care of their health. Ask hospital employees “Their word trumps an Ivy League degree, prestigious titles, and charm.”—Marty Makary, MD, author of Unaccountable: What Hospitals Won’t Tell You and How Transparency Can Revolutionize Health Care Choose a doctor who instructs others “I’d look

9 Solid Reasons You Should Drink Tea Every Day

If you’re drinking a cup of tea while reading this article, you’re supporting just about every organ in your body. Unsweetened tea is rich in antioxidants, which prevent chronic diseases and help repair cells in the body. “Tea comes from the Camellia sinensis plant, which contains antioxidants known as catechins, most importantly epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG),”

6 Healthy Habits of Fit People

Even if DNA plays a huge role in body types, it’s more likely that those fit bodies you admire are more because of everyday healthy habits rather than good ol’ mom and dad. In the same way that one piece of cheesecake won’t make you fat, eating one salad won’t instantly make you thin. On

12 Things Dietitians Want You to Know Before Losing Weight

No matter how much you educate yourself, how many hours you log in the gym, and how much you meal prep, losing weight is tough. Even if you’ve found weight-loss success in the past, it’s totally normal to hit a plateau. But don’t be discouraged. You may need a little help from the pros when

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