Live Well

Ladder Safety: 9 Steps to Take

If you’re the person in your household tasked with cleaning out gutters, replacing roof shingles, cutting tree branches, or simply changing light bulbs or...

Who Says Bedtime Stories Are Just for Kids?

If you’re an adult who has trouble falling asleep, an array of bedtime story apps (free or by subscription) are available to help you nod off. These audio-guided bedtime...

Hair-Loss Drugs for Men: A Head-to-Head Analysis

For men with androgenetic alopecia (male-pattern baldness), a new analysis in JAMA Dermatology suggests that dutasteride is the most effective drug overall among the three drugs commonly used to...

Is Daylight Saving Time a Health Hazard?

Losing an hour of sleep on the second Sunday in March is a simple annoyance for most people, but some studies have linked serious health consequences to the shift...

One Nation Under Stress

Work, money, the economy, family responsibilities, personal and family health concerns, relationships, and housing costs were the leading sources of stress cited by U.S. adults in the American Psychological...

A Mental Health Check

As reported by the nonprofit organization Mental Health America (MHA), the number of people in the U.S. living with anxiety or depression rose steeply in the first months of...

Don’t Be SAD

Humans, like most animals, are affected by sunlight or the lack of it, both physically and emotionally. But some people are affected much more than others. During the shorter,...

Yoga: A Balm for the Brain

If you don’t already practice yoga, now may be an especially good time to lay out the mat and get started. In a search of the medical literature, we...

Exercise … for Eyes’ Sake

Cataracts, glaucoma, and age-related macular degeneration (AMD) are the three leading causes of vision loss in older adults in the U.S. Although each disorder has unique risk factors, growing...

CPAP Machines: How NOT to Clean Them

If you use a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine for obstructive sleep apnea, be sure to clean all its parts properly—but be wary of automated devices advertised to...

Ask the Experts: Handfuls of Hair?

Q. My hair seems to be coming out by the handful these days. What might be causing that? Could it be stress? This sounds like a condition medically termed telogen...