More First Aid & Health Basics

Is the Air in Your Home Making You Sick?

Sneezing. Sniffles. Coughs. Headaches. It might not be hay fever. It could be your house.

6 Natural Ways to Soothe a Sunburn

Try these remedies for convenient and chemical-free sunburn relief.

How to Spot Symptoms of Heat Stroke and Heat Exhaustion

Stop and seek a cool shelter if you experience any of these issues.

This Is Your Brain on Heat

As the temperature spikes, your body works to counter it, sometimes with little success. Here’s how to help the cooling along—so you can survive the summer, no sweat.

How to Treat a Sprained Finger

Splint a sprained finger in three quick steps.

9 Summer Injuries You Should Know How to Handle

What do you get when you combine the great outdoors, sunny skies, and free time? Fun, for sure. But also cuts, scrapes, sprains, or worse. Here, your ultimate guide to managing the most common medical mishaps that come along with summer.

Surprising Triggers and Remedies for Migraine Headaches

There’s no misery quite like the deep throb of a migraine headache. Ready to hatch an escape plan? Here are the remedies that actually work.

7 Health Clues That Your Nails Reveal

That white mark or mysterious dent may hint at other things going on in your body. Here are some points to consider.

Should You Love or Leave Your Doctor?


You’ve had your physical. Now it’s time to give your doctor a checkup—and find out if he’s really right for you.

5 Heartburn Remedies

If acid reflux is turning your chest and throat into a hot zone, extinguish the fire with these doctor-recommended solutions.

16 Ways to Boost Your Immune System

Humans tend to lie low when temperatures dip. But not viruses. They thrive in the cold, dry air of winter. What you need to know to stay healthy during flu season and beyond.

How Normal Is Your Period?

You change throughout your 20s, 30s, and 40s, so it should be no surprise that your cycles do, too. But are off-schedule, heavy, or otherwise weird periods normal? Here’s how to know—and how to handle it if they’re not.