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Latest by Carmen Roberts, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.

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Supplements

Are Expired Supplements Safe?

If you find expired supplements in your medicine cabinet, there's likely no risk in taking them, but you should still throw them out.

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Symptoms

Eat Well to Ease Mental Health Symptoms

Researchers found evidence that weight loss and better nutrition can positively affect mental health and ease symptoms of depression and anxiety.

Woman who is feeling dizzy.
Nutrition

Dizzy When You Stand Up? Too Much Sodium or Too Little?

A study conducted in Boston suggests increasing salt intake, the standard intervention to prevent dizziness upon standing, may instead raise the risk.

Woman shopping for produce.

Don't Panic Over Pesticides in Produce: Here's What's OK to Eat

The latest edition of the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) Shopper’s Guide includes a “clean 15” list of fruits and veggies, as well as a “dirty dozen” list.

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Nutrition

Special Report: What to Eat When You Have Psoriasis or Psoriatic Arthritis

Get the latest diet and food recommendations from the National Psoriasis Foundation medical advisory board.

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Living With

Cooking Doesn't Have to Be a Pain!

Psoriatic arthritis stealing your kitchen joy? We've got tips guaranteed to make meal prep a whole lot easier.

Two young boys drinking a sugary beverage with colorful straws.
Nutrition

What Happens When Kids Don’t Drink Enough Water—and What You Can Do to Make Sure Yours Do

As many as 1 in 5 kids say they don’t drink water regularly. Find out what they’re downing instead (and what they’re risking because of it).

Coffee, iced and hot drinks.
Risk Factors

The Science Behind Your Love for Coffee and Beer

It’s not as obvious as you may think — in fact, it’s in your genes.

Fresh blueberries.
Nutrition

The Big Benefits of Blueberries

There's a lot of health power packed into this little fruit. Time to eat up!

Bar sign at night.
Risk Factors

Binge Drinking Isn't Just a College Problem

A new study found that 10% of over-65s in the United States binge drink, increasing their risk of health problems and making existing ones worse. Here's what you should know.