More First Aid & Health Basics

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.    

12 Health Mysteries Explained

Why yawning is contagious, what causes hiccups, and other miscellaneous body trivia.

6 Hangover Preventions and Cures

Raised a few glasses and regretted it? Here are tips for the morning after—and the night of—to help you revel without (as many) repercussions.

6 Ways to Soothe Your Stomach

Tummy troubles are never pretty, but they can be remedied with these options.

4 Common Prescription Medication Mistakes

Are you one of the millions of Americans who make dangerous mistakes with their medications? You can avoid that bitter pill with these simple strategies.

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.

Medicine Cabinet Essentials Checklist

Keep these supplies on hand to treat minor ailments―and to save yourself a late-night dash to the drugstore.

Summer Health Survival Guide

How to stay safe and healthy while (still) having fun this summer.

6 Natural Ways to Soothe a Sunburn

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

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.