WELLNESS

Yes, adults can be picky eaters. Here’s how to stop.

It's possible to expand your palate, but it takes time and patience.

By Susan ShainMay 18, 2022

It’s dangerous to ignore eating disorders in men. I know why firsthand.

Millions of men like me are harboring a life-threatening illness that thrives in secrecy.

By Sean LoughranMay 27, 2022

Menstrual leave: Why some companies are offering time off for periods

Menstrual leave policies are designed to eliminate the taboo around periods and recognize the physical discomforts menstruation can cause.

By Angela HauptMay 25, 2022

Teletherapy works, and it is vitally needed

States are ending emergency orders that increased access to telepsychology, and some insurance companies are cutting back on coverage, but the need remains great.

By Amy EttingerMay 23, 2022

Explaining water pillows and three other specialty headrests

Specialty pillows such as water, cervical, buckwheat and wedge help with different sleep problems.

By Angela HauptMay 20, 2022

Virtual reality meditation: Awe, avatars and psychedelic designs

Virtual reality meditation apps can inspire awe, enhance relaxation and serve as a gateway to meditation.

By Matt FuchsMay 17, 2022

Growing evidence links air pollution exposure and covid-19 risks

More studies conducted during the pandemic have found links between air pollution exposure and the chances of contracting the coronavirus, developing a severe infection or dying.

By Allyson ChiuMay 13, 2022

Waist trainers: A waste of money and potentially harmful

Waist trainers can restrict your breathing, cause digestive issues and perhaps even damage your internal organs.

By Angela HauptMay 10, 2022

What gravel cycling is and why you should give it a try

Cyclists are taking to gravel to get away from cars while avoiding the tougher challenge of mountain biking. Before you head out, find out where to ride and what to bring with these tips.

By Pam MooreMay 9, 2022

Therapist or coach: Understanding the difference and how to pick one

Confusion about which approach suits you is understandable, because despite their differences, therapy and coaching have a lot in common.

By Yael Schonbrun and Brad Stulberg May 5, 2022

Experts on why Elon Musk’s antidepressant tweet ‘puts people at risk’

Musk’s tweet suggesting that Wellbutrin, a widely used antidepressant, “should be taken off the market” and another post that appeared to voice support for psychedelics recently prompted swift backlash from patients, mental health providers and others.

By Allyson ChiuMay 4, 2022

How to make self-affirmation work, based on science

Studies have found that affirming yourself can produce wide-ranging benefits, but experts emphasize that how you affirm — particularly what you’re focusing on — matters.

By Allyson ChiuMay 2, 2022

Sports betting is exploding. This ex-gambler has a $15,000 cautionary tale.

Since a 2018 Supreme Court decision about sports betting, the United States has seen its "largest and fastest expansion in gambling" in history.

By John BrileyApril 29, 2022

How stress can damage your brain and body

Experts describe how long-term stress can lead to serious physical consequences such as cardiovascular disease, inflammation and gastrointestinal problems.

By Stacey ColinoApril 26, 2022

What parents need to know about the hidden body image issues in boys

Despite the popular image of eating disorders and body shame as a unique threat to girls, experts and clinicians who work with children are sounding alarms about boys, who they say are probably underdiagnosed.

By Amy JoyceApril 26, 2022

You may be recovering from your workouts all wrong

Researchers investigating recovery tools such as ice, anti-inflammatories, active recovery and nutritional supplements have come up with surprising answers.

By Ian McMahan April 25, 2022

How neti pots and nasal rinsing could help with that stuffy nose

Although using a saltwater solution is generally considered safe and effective, experts say the approach can have limitations and needs to be done hygienically to reduce the potential risk of contamination.

By Allyson ChiuApril 22, 2022

400,000 fewer kindergarteners raises CDC concern about childhood shots

It will be hard to determine how many of those 400,000 children are up-to-date on their required shots.

By Lena H. SunApril 21, 2022

Road rage is up. How to deal with an angry driver — even if it’s you.

Experts offer tips for calming yourself down or dealing with another driver.

By Angela HauptApril 19, 2022

How to recognize gaslighting and respond to it

The term gets thrown around a lot, but gaslighting is a very specific form of abuse.

By Angela HauptApril 18, 2022