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Ask Mount Sinai: How to enjoy the sun safely this summer.

After what seemed like a never-ending winter, and a soggy spring, we can finally see summer on the horizon. While the sun and heat will beckon us to the beach and the pool, you have to be sure to protect your body’s biggest organ -- your skin. We spoke to Dr.Desiree Ratner, director of the...

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 3:38am

What is the Nipah virus and should we be worried about it?

At least three people have died from the Nipah virus (NiV) in southern India — and the entire subcontinent is on alert. "Health department is doing everything possible to save the lives of the infected and prevent the advance of virus," the office of Kerala's Chief Minister...

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 3:15pm

Find zen on this pretty pink patio at HealHaus wellness cafe

Feeling like you’re not in the middle of New York City can be difficult when you’re in the middle of New York City. But this new pretty pink patio should do the trick.  The backyard deck is the hidden secret of HealHaus, a new holistic wellness studio and cafe that just opened at...

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 1:29pm

Ask Mount Sinai: How to avoid workplace injuries

Sitting at your desk seems like it might put you at low-risk for workplace injuries; how much can you possibly hurt yourself tapping on a keyboard? Way more than you might think, it turns out. Working in an office involves hours of being sedentary, staring at a screen and repetitive motion, all of...

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 11:29am

Here's a friendly reminder about summer skin care

Skin Cancer Awareness month may be winding down, but with the dog days of summer approaching on its heels, now might be a good time to think about your summer skincare routine. Look, we all know the sun is bad for our skin, but with skin cancer — specifically basal cell carcinomas and...

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 9:02am

Drinking hydrogen peroxide is a terrible idea, but people are doing it

Drinking hydrogen peroxide is a really bad idea. That seems pretty obvious, but there’s a small faction of the wellness industry that promote drinking hydrogen peroxide as a way to remove toxins (of course), as well as treat everything from headaches to allergies and even Alzheimer's....

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 10:32am

Are gel manicures safe?

Like many Miss USA contestants, Karolina Jasko has an extensive beauty routine that includes regular gel manicures. It all turned upside down when she noticed something strange before one appointment. "I got this black vertical line on my fingernail and I never really noticed it because I had...

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 12:51pm

Mental Spring Cleaning tips with Mel Robbins

Now that the weather is finally warming up, we can break free from our winter hibernation fogs and start making the changes we promised we’d make back in January with our New Year’s resolutions. “I’m going to work out more,” you said defiantly. “I’m going...

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 11:33am

Scientists think they've figured out the cause of (and cure for) polycysticovary syndrome

In last Friday's NYC cover story, Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey’s Dr. Maria F. Costantini-Ferrando spoke to Metro about the emotional toll infertility can take on women, especially around Mother’s Day. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the leading cause of...

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 5:36pm

EpiPen shortage said to be easing, but patients are coming up empty

Carolyn Janis is worried. Her four-year-old son needs an EpiPen, but a continued shortage at her Connecticut pharmacy means he won’t have access to the epinephrine that could save his life. "I can’t even describe that fear of what’s going to happen. Is this going to be that...

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 3:38pm

All you need to slim down on the 'simplest diet in the world' is your hand

Diets, like fashion, have trends that come and go, and lately the world of weight loss has been all about counting … everything. Between counting macros on IIFYM, points on Weight Watchers, carbs on keto and just about everything possible on the Economists’ Diet, we don’t blame...

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 12:09pm

Attention world: a hangover pill is in the works

There are many hangover cures we seem to live by: electrolyte-loaded Gatorade or Pedialyte, a good ol' Bloody Mary or perhaps a trip to the gym to sweat out all that booze and regret (lots of regret). And though one professor at Penn Medicine told Time in December that there’s no...

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 11:27am

What is an embolization procedure?

The White House threw a curve ball on Monday when it announced that first lady Melania Trump went through an embolization procedure at Walter Reed Medical Center. "This morning, first lady Melania Trump underwent an embolization procedure to treat a benign kidney condition. The procedure was...

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 11:21am

Terrifying video shows how a deadly flu can kill millions within months

At its peak, the 2018 flu epidemic killed around 4,000 Americans per week. That’s a scary number, but it pales in comparison to how many people could die if a flu pandemic takes hold around the world. "In the case of biological threats, that sense of urgency is lacking," Bill...

Monday, May 14, 2018 - 5:34pm

Salmonella outbreak linked to egg recall is making more people sick

The romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak is still top of mind for many of us, but people are also getting sick from tainted eggs. The salmonella outbreak — first announced in April — has affected 35 people across nine states, with 11 hospitalized, according to the Centers For Disease...

Monday, May 14, 2018 - 3:14pm

This Mother’s Day, remember many women struggle with infertility

If you’re looking for a story on the best last-minute gifts to buy mom for Mother’s Day on Sunday, this isn’t it. Instead, this story is going to cover something that isn’t usually talked about ahead of the holiday: How hard Mother’s Day can be on women who struggle...

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 5:03am

Scientists might have found a real male pattern baldness treatment

Feel like your hair is getting a little thinner on top? You might not have to worry about going completely bald anymore. A new male pattern baldness treatment may be coming — and it's found in drugs that have been around for years. Researchers from the University of Manchester Centre For...

Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 5:04pm

Weight loss and relationships: Not always a match made in heaven

Weight loss is often a positive step toward a healthy — and longer — life. However, it doesn’t always bode well for relationships, at least according to a recent study by Swedish researchers. According to the study, obese people who went through weight loss surgery were twice as...

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 4:12pm

What is pollen? The ultimate springtime question answered

Spring has sprung and, as a result, so has pollen. If you're not convinced, take a look at the following video where it erupts from a tree in a large, expanding cloud of yellow. The video has gone viral, and it leads us to wonder: exactly what is pollen? You think you know, but this footage...

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 12:40pm

Stupid simple ways to get healthy that you're still ignoring

When it comes to health, most of us claim we want the good guy who treats us well while running after the bad boy who brings nothing but trouble. You know you should eat greens. You know they’re good for you and they’ll help you slim down and maintain steady energy — and you claim...

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 5:17pm