Eating candy can be a controversial topic for people with diabetes. Misconceptions about sugar and candy being off-limits for people with diabetes can be found in the public mindset, in media and entertainment, and within the medical community itself. With the Halloween season upon us, both kids and adults with diabetes as well as their… Continue reading Can People with Diabetes Eat Candy?
Finding affordable healthcare without insurance may seem daunting, but there are more options than you may think. Here are more than 18 resources that can provide assistance. It’s no secret that accessing healthcare can be very expensive. If you don’t have insurance, those costs are even higher. In fact, 85% of uninsured people in the… Continue reading Where Can You Get Medical Care Without Insurance?
Over the past few decades, we’ve come a long way in how we view and talk about mental health. And that should come as no surprise, because 1 in 5 adults in the United States lives with a mental health condition. Many people are also becoming more open to the idea of sharing their personal… Continue reading How We Can Change the Stigma Around Mental Health
BEAM shares the healing impact of the Black Mental Health & Healing Justice (BMHHJ) Peer Support Training. How can people of color navigate healthcare systems, where they have continually experienced harm both as practitioners and patients, while honoring their individual needs? The Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective (BEAM) is a national organization set on… Continue reading Holistic Care That Honors Identity Is Crucial For Wellness: An Impact Report from BEAM
Such an ordinary moment in an ordinary day, that turned out to be anything but. While getting ready for bed, my hand brushed over the top of my right breast and landed on a rather large lump. Living with multiple sclerosis (MS) and migraine, I made it my business to stay in tune with my… Continue reading Diagnosis Diaries: My Breast Cancer Diagnosis
Whenever a nip of cold is in the air, and coughs and sneezes ring out in public places, you know it’s flu season again. If you live with diabetes, you’re probably being prodded to go get a flu shot and related vaccines. People with diabetes (PWDs) face a higher risk of severe illness any infection,… Continue reading Diabetes and the Flu Shot: What You Should Know
Most people have good intentions when Pink October rolls around. They truly want to do something to help cure breast cancer — a disease that is estimated to cause 43,250 deaths in the United States in 2022. Breast cancer is also the leading cancer worldwide, accounting for approximately 685,000 deaths in 2020. The truth is,… Continue reading 12 Meaningful Breast Cancer Awareness Month Ideas
In the United States, 1 in 160 pregnancies ends in a stillbirth. That means about 24,000 pregnancies end in stillbirth every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). While so many people are affected by this type of loss, when it happens to you, it’s natural to feel alone. Stillbirth, like… Continue reading Stillbirth: Frequently Asked Questions
Your mind is central to your identity. The sharpness of your thinking, your ability to communicate and connect with others, and the rich trove of memories you’ve collected over a lifetime all have enormous value. As you get older, you may notice changes in some of your thinking skills, including cognitive decline. Cognitive decline is… Continue reading Understanding Cognitive Decline: How Your Brain Changes as You Age
One day you’re in active treatment for breast cancer, and the next you’re not. You might feel an immediate sense of relief and gratitude that you’re still here and the worst may be over. At the same time, side effects from treatment are still with you. Healing takes time. And because there’s a risk of… Continue reading Life After Breast Cancer: The Journey Forward
It takes a village to raise a child, and it takes a village to grieve a child, too. We spoke with parents who offered suggestions on how to support them after miscarriage, infant loss, and stillbirth. Share on Pinterest2420456-How to Offer Support After Infant Loss or Miscarriage- A Guide Illustration by Maya Chastain Losing a… Continue reading A Guide for Supporting Others After Miscarriage and Infant Loss
Social distancing has become part of everyday life for many people since the start of COVID-19. And yet many misconceptions exist about its impact on the immune system. This is an effective tool in helping to limit disease spread, especially when paired with other public health measures. Knowing more about how social distancing may impact… Continue reading Does Social Distancing Impact the Immune System?
If you have your head in the skin care game, you’ve likely heard of vitamin C serums. Vitamin C is touted as one of the best ingredients on the market for pro-aging support — and the key to maintaining a smooth, even, and glowy complexion. Although you’re probably getting vitamin C in your diet, there’s… Continue reading 11 Vitamin C Serum Benefits and How to Use
For the past few years, COVID-19 has dominated public discourse. At first, countless conflicting reports led to confusion that it was just like the flu, and that it didn’t have the same impact on children as it did on adolescents and adults. As we head into our third year of research on COVID-19, more is… Continue reading A Guide to Recognizing COVID-19 Symptoms in Kids
Stress can present itself through skin conditions like acne, inflammation, and more. How can you tell it’s from stress? Your skin is your body’s largest organ. External issues can be a telltale sign that not all is well underneath. While bottled serums and sheet masks possess a certain level of aesthetic and soothing allure, a… Continue reading Acne, Hair Loss, and More
Your skin barrier protects your body from free radicals. Harsh environments are often the cause of damage. Keep it protected using oils, ceramides, and more. Beauty boutique and drugstore shelves are packed with products that aim to protect and rejuvenate your skin. Some of them exfoliate, some plump, and others moisturize. All these products share… Continue reading Skin Barrier Function and How to Repair and Care for It
Bodies come in different shapes and sizes, making us all unique. Though there is immense pressure from society to look a certain way, it’s important to prioritize your health over beauty ideals — and to keep in mind that “health” looks different for everyone. For some time, people have described body shapes by comparing them… Continue reading Apple, Pear, or Something Else? Does Your Body Shape Matter for Health?
Acne is sometimes thought of as an issue for tweens and teens. While it often happens in adolescence, it doesn’t necessarily stop once you’ve blown the candles out on your 20th birthday. Reid Maclellan, MD, a member of the adjunct faculty at Harvard Medical School, says the idea that breakouts clear up with age is… Continue reading Types, Treatment, and Lifestyle Factors
Climate change is becoming a part of everyday life. From heat waves to early blossoms to unexpected snowfall, it’s making itself known. While it’s important to do your part to care for the environment in light of this, it’s also important to take care of yourself. After all, humans aren’t separate from nature. With changes… Continue reading How to Protect Your Skin from the Effects of Climate Change
Want to stock up on skin care staples, but not sure where to start? Leave it to Healthline’s editorial team! Whether you’re looking for the right cleanser for oil-free skin or the best toner for a dewy glow, here are Healthline’s top skin care picks organized by active ingredients, skin type, and price. Read the… Continue reading Healthline’s Interactive Guide to Essential Skin Care Products