Health

Ryan Lochte's Wife Kayla Rae Reid Says Her Postpartum Depression Made Her Feel 'Exhausted' and 'Dead Inside'

Everyone who experiences postpartum depression (PPD)—about 11 percent of new moms in the U.S.—has a very individual experience. For some, it may be more subtle, while others may have debilitating symptoms. For model Kayla Rae Reid, Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte's wife, PPD felt like extreme exhaustion and a sense that she was "dead inside," she […]

Food & Nutrition

15 Dairy-Free Frozen Treats That Are Perfect for Summer

I love ice cream more than I love most things—I spent two years working at an ice cream parlor for Pete's sake—but ice cream does not love me back. I'm lactose intolerant, so even just a few bites of the sweet, creamy stuff can flip my stomach completely upside down, which means that during the […]

Health

The CDC Finally Gave Us Some Good News About the Romaine Lettuce E. Coli Outbreak

The romaine lettuce Escherichia coli (E. coli) outbreak that took one person's life may finally be winding down. This week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated their recommendations to consumers, indicating that the lettuce may not pose as much of a risk anymore. Previously, the CDC recommended that consumers avoid any romaine […]

Beauty

18 Healthy Ways to Prepare Your Body for Summer

Schedule your checkups Freedomz/Shutterstock It’s never too late to take control of your health, and that includes making sure you hit all your critical medical screenings and exams. “You don’t have to wait until you’re sick to see your doctor. I recommend preventative care visits with a primary care doctor each year, and it’s important […]

Health

Medical Professionals Fact-Check 'Grey's Anatomy' Sex Scenes

In one of the most memorable scenes from “Grey’s Anatomy” Season 2, intern Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo) and head of neurosurgery Derek Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey) get it on in a Seattle Grace Hospital exam room while their colleagues attend a prom-style event for Richard Webber’s (James Pickens Jr.) cancer-stricken teenage niece. The pair, having been torn apart […]

Beauty

12 Everyday Habits That Are Wrecking Your Hair and Nails

Eating the wrong foods Lisovskaya Natalia/Shutterstock“Your diet provides the building blocks for the proper functioning of your body and when you don’t give it the proper nutrients, it means that your hair and nails won’t grow or be able to protect themselves the way that they should,” says Joshua Zeichner, MD. For example, iron deficiency […]

Beauty

Does CoolSculpting Work? Here’s What Happened When I Tried It

courtesy Grace Spencer I first heard about CoolSculpting at a plastic surgery conference back in 2008. CoolSculpting is the trademark name for a nonsurgical procedure called cryolipolysis that effectively spot-reduces subcutaneous fat tissue by essentially freezing fat cells, while sparing skin, nerves, and muscles in surrounding areas. At the time, surgeons on the panel expressed […]