Preventative Health

What Are Parabens—and Do I Need to Worry About Them?

These preservatives are common, but health concerns have cropped up. 

How I Make Halloween a Treat—Even Though a Single Bite of Candy Could Send My Kids to the Hospital

For this family, the scariest part of Halloween has nothing to do with ghosts and goblins.

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.    

Breast Cancer Exams and Screenings

Early detection of breast cancer can save your life. Here are the tests you need and when to get them.

7 Habits of People Who Age Well

Exercise, diet—even attitude—can be as important as genetics when it comes to growing old gracefully. “Old age,” as Bette Davis once said, “is no place for sissies.” But that doesn’t mean you need to chicken out. Sure, growing older affects nearly every part of your body—including your hair, skin, heart, muscles, and more—but aging well may be as simple as adopting these (mostly) easy everyday habits.

How to Make Your Teeth Look Whiter

Here, five clever new brightening products that make your teeth stand out.

Is Your Child Going to Bed Too Late?

A viral post about bedtimes has hit a parental nerve.