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Melissa Caravella

Health Writer

Melissa Caravella is a New Jersey-based health writer and content strategist. She has spent more than a dozen years writing and editing health content for consumers, with a focus on translating complex medical information into understandable and actionable knowledge.

Latest by Melissa Caravella

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Treatment

How to Soothe a Sunburn

Time is of the essence when you get a sunburn. Move indoors right away and follow these tips for relief.

How to Be a Safer Senior Driver
Lifestyle

How to Be a Safer Senior Driver

Here are five ways to be better prepared to cope with age-related driving challenges and become a safer senior driver.

6 Ways to Ease Into Giving Up the Car Keys
Lifestyle

6 Ways to Ease Into Giving Up the Car Keys

People who gradually give up driving fare better than those who are forced to stop without time to adapt. Here are a few steps you can take to ease into it.

Drugs That Can Make You Sun Sensitive
Treatment

Drugs That Can Make You Sun Sensitive

Ultraviolet light from the sun can make chemicals in some drugs interact with skin, leading to tissue damage. Here are some common sun-sensitizing drugs.

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Risk Factors

Psoriasis: A Strong Predictor of Heart Disease?

Substantial evidence points to the effects of psoriasis on heart health. Yet people with this skin condition aren’t regularly screened for heart disease.

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Risk Factors

New Worries About Calcium Supplements

Getting more bone-building calcium by taking supplements seems like it should be a good thing. But some doctors aren’t so sure.