First Aid & Health Basics

11 Important Habits That Keep Your Eyes Healthy 

Want to keep 
your eyes in great shape for 
years to come? These everyday habits will help you see a clear future.

What Causes Inflammation?

Inflammation is the hidden culprit behind dozens of health problems. Here’s what you need to know about it—and the new science on how best to keep it in check.

Birthing Playlists Are on the Rise—Is This the Ultimate One?

Spotify partnered with an OB-GYN to create the perfect “push” playlist.

Everything You (Really Didn’t But Should) Want to Know About Perimenopause

This fertility rite of passage can be surprising, annoying, and sometimes painful. Since Judy Blume hasn’t written a book about it (yet), we’ve gone to the experts for the full details.

3 Things We Learned About the Zika Virus This Week

The latest on Zika, the mosquito-borne illness raising concern around the world.  

5 Ways to Lighten Any Caregiving Load

Are you taking on too much? (Of course you are.) You don't have to abandon your role as a caregiver to ease the burden. Use these research- and expert-backed solutions to feel—and function—better.

3 Types of Caregiving (and How to Weather Each One)

Different situations pose different challenges. Here is some specific advice for you.

What You Need to Know About the Zika Virus

The facts on the mosquito-borne disease that has the CDC urging some travelers to reconsider their vacations. 

6 Foods to Cure Your Beauty Woes

Consider this another reason to eat a healthy diet.

3 Surprising Facts About Airplane Germs

Imagine: you’re walking down the aisle of a 747 en route to (enter dream destination here), lugging a carry-on along with a bag full of your in-flight necessities. Ever wonder about the germs that are fellow passengers on that plane? Well, now that you are (sorry!), here’s what microbiologist Charles Gerba thinks you should know.