Weighted Blankets: How They Work

Weighted Blankets: How They Work

Weighted blankets, sometimes referred to as gravity blankets, were once a tool of therapists and psychiatry clinics. Now, they have gone mainstream. (more…)

Can You Get a Sunburn in Winter?

Can You Get a Sunburn in Winter?

As it gets colder and we start bundling up in jackets and earmuffs, most of us tend to stop thinking about our sun exposure. After all, how much damage can the weak winter sun cause if you’re already covered up from head to toe? (more…)

Many Kids Are Given Probiotics for Stomach Bugs, But They Are Not Helping

Many Kids Are Given Probiotics for Stomach Bugs, But They Are Not Helping

When kids catch a stomach bug, they are increasingly treated with probiotics in the hopes of improving the symptoms of diarrhea and vomiting. But rigorous new research finds that young children with intestinal infections don’t appear to benefit from several commonly used probiotics. (more…)

Sore Days After I’ve Worked Out, Why?

Sore Days After I’ve Worked Out, Why?

You crush your morning workout — running farther, lifting heavier or getting in one more round of that circuit. But that sweet satisfaction can quickly turn to regret the next morning when you’re too sore to swing your legs out of bed. (more…)