Laurie Saloman, M.S.

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Laurie Saloman, M.S., is a health writer with more than 20 years of experience working for both consumer and doctor-focused publications. She's a graduate of Brandeis University and the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, and lives in New Jersey with her family.

Latest by Laurie Saloman, M.S.

person scratching a mosquito bite on arm
Symptoms

Why Do Mosquito Bites Swell Up So Much?

Here’s why mosquito bites might leave you with large welts, how to find relief, and how to prevent them in the first place.

Living With

What Are Bruises?

Do you feel as if you can’t bump against a piece of furniture without getting a black-and-blue mark? Here’s why that’s happening, and what you can do about it.

A doctor wraps a compression wrap around a woman's sprained ankle.
Symptoms

Strains and Sprains: What's the Difference?

The difference between a strain and a sprain is the part of the body affected. Here’s what to know and how to treat the pain and swelling.

Do I Have a Hernia?
Symptoms

Do I Have a Hernia?

Hernias often have no known cause but can occur when you lift something heavy, strain on the toilet, or perform any activity that increases stomach pressure.

Air Quality: What Can Make You Sick?
Risk Factors

Air Quality: What Can Make You Sick?

Air quality can cause inflammation, respiratory distress, and asthma aggravation. Here’s what to know before you go outside.

A woman with Morton's neuroma rubs her aching feet.
Symptoms

Morton's Neuroma: Help for Toe Pain

The typical Morton’s neuroma sufferer is a woman, and the condition usually develops between the third and fourth toes. Here’s what can help ease the pain.

Risks of Red Yeast Rice Supplements
Treatment

Risks of Red Yeast Rice Supplements

You may be risking your health if you take red yeast rice supplements to lower your cholesterol. Here’s why.