What is Cortisol? What to Know About the Stress Hormone

Maybe you can’t sleep. Or you sleep too much. Maybe you keep breaking out, or getting sick. Perhaps your stomach bloats, your skin sags, you feel shaky. Maybe you can’t focus, eat or get rid of the tension in your spine. If you’ve scrolled through TikTok lately, you might be inclined to blame one or … Read more

What Are the Risks of Cleaning With Bleach and Other Disinfectants?

The cleaning industry experienced a boom during the first years of the pandemic. Covid-19 cleaning protocols in schools, stores and other public spaces ratcheted up, with a spray and a wipe-down becoming de rigueur on every surface after every use. Fear of the coronavirus also prompted people to use more disinfectant wipes and sprays in … Read more

Is It Safe to Get Your Neck Manipulated by a Chiropractor?

Going to a chiropractor has become an accepted part of medical care, with about 15 percent of adults in the United States visiting one every year. Although critics claim the field lacks scientific validity, chiropractic treatments provide many people with pain relief, and a vast majority take place without incident. But given the delicate nature … Read more

Can Allergies Make You Tired? How to Tell Symptoms Apart

Q: When spring comes around, I never know if my lack of energy is a result of allergies or something else. How can you tell the difference? For the estimated 26 percent of adults in the United States who deal with seasonal allergies, spring is not just the time to ditch your winter jacket and … Read more