Welcome back to Burning Questions, the column where we ask the health questions that you wish an expert would answer but you can’t quite bring yourself to ask. Today’s topic is a very personal and intimate butt question.
Soup kitchens are going to be really busy on Thanksgiving and the following day. Not just with their usual clientele, but also with the glut of volunteers that always want to help out on those particular days. Volunteering is great, but maybe take another look at your schedule.
I probably google “poop” more often than most people, so I was only a little surprised to see targeted ads all over twitter for a “Restroom Request Card” from CrohnsandColitis.com. Is this an actual free pass to every bathroom in the world, or just a marketing ploy by Big Pharma? Turns out it’s a little of both.
You want to buy the best turkey for your family or your Friendsgiving, but turkeys come in a wide range of prices, and it’s tough to know which ones are worth the extra cash. Here are two labels you definitely shouldn’t pay extra for: “no hormones” and “cage free.”
The latest tax bill being proposed by GOP senators contains a teensy detail that would repeal part of the Affordable Care Act. That’s right, just after we thought Trumpcare was dead for good (we never really thought that, though, right?) here comes a smaller, sneaky version.
Calorie counts were supposed to become mandatory on restaurant menus this summer, but Trump’s new FDA blocked that rule shortly before it was supposed to go into effect. Now the agency has reversed course and says calorie counts will be mandatory starting in May 2018—which is both good and bad news.
Hello and welcome to Burning Questions, the column where we ask doctors to explain the weird things that your body does, or could do, or that you are afraid your body might do, but you probably don’t want in your search history. Let’s get started.
How’s NaNoWriMo going? Do you have 20 percent of a novel on your hard drive yet? If not, maybe you’re having trouble thinking of what to write. Fortunately, there’s a place on nanowrimo.org that is full of ideas ripe for the stealing.
I tried my first barre class recently, thanks to the magic of Classpass, which makes it easy to drop in to a new studio to try something you never did before. My impression: it’s a good workout, but also kind of...well, there’s not a nice way to put this. Boring.
Back in October when the president signed an executive order about birth control coverage, we thought—and he probably thought—that it would allow religious employers to deny contraceptive coverage to their employees. Notre Dame thought that too. But it appears all of us were wrong.
If you can’t bear to look at today’s Facebook memories of you skipping to the polls—or you’re dreading tomorrow’s memories of your and your friends’ post-election reactions—you’re not alone. We talked to five therapists about how the election and its aftermath has affected their clients’ mental health.
If you intended to breastfeed your child, but end up wanting or needing to give formula, you may think you’ve switched teams: you’re now a formula feeder. But it’s not an all-or-nothing choice, and part-time breastfeeding has important benefits.
What would you ask a doctor if you were a little less shy? What health questions are you curious about, but maybe aren’t sure you want in your search history? In our new column, Burning Questions, we’ll take your oddball inquiries. Bring ‘em on.
Diet usually matters more for weight loss than exercise, but it turns out that Biggest Loser contestants who managed to keep the weight off have to exercise a lot. But if you and I aren’t Biggest Loser contestants, does that mean anything for us?
Do you have the first 1,667 words of your novel in a Google doc? A note on your phone? Or perhaps you spent the first day of NaNoWriMo meticulously organizing an empty outline in Scrivener? Here are some of the writing tools that amateur novelists swear by.
2017 is a strange year to buy health insurance. Some weird and bad things have happened, and it seems like we should expect insurance plans to become more expensive. But it turns out that a lot of people may now be able to get cheaper insurance, and for an odd reason.
Big news from the FDA this week! Food companies that print a fact about heart health on their labels will be required by law to—are you ready for this bombshell?—change their phrasing slightly.
In one of the world’s many injustices, two people who rescued others during Hurricane Harvey developed infections with “flesh eating” bacteria. Another person, a woman who fell and broke her arm in the flood, developed a similar infection so bad that she died from it. Fortunately, their stories are rare.