Latest by Nancy Monson

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Relationships

Tooth Trouble: Why That Kiss Could be Risky

The state of a person’s mouth can not only be a turnoff but can also pose health risks. Here’s more on the link between kissing and oral health.

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Treatment

Can You Trust These Eye Wrinkle Treatments?

Cosmetic filler injections, microneedling, and laser therapy are effective solutions for undereye wrinkles. Here are the pros and cons of each treatment.

Young woman smelling spoiled food in pan.
Risk Factors

Is That Safe to Eat?

It’s not just what you eat that can pose a health danger, but also how it’s prepared. Take this quiz to test your food safety smarts.

Woman gets laser treatment on her face.
Treatment

Laser Treatments for Aging Skin: What to Know

Lasers have been studied extensively to treat problems of aging skin and found to be highly effective. Here are some of the risks and benefits.

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Medication

How to Ease Painful Sex After Menopause

Painful intercourse is a common problem after menopause. Yet most women don’t seek help for the problem or even realize that help exists.

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Lifestyle

Can Toothpaste and Mouthwash Prevent Gum Disease?

Brushing and flossing your teeth are critical to preventing gingivitis, an early stage of gum disease. Here’s what also can help.

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Family Health History

Are DNA Ancestry Test Kits Accurate?

It’s hard to turn on a TV today without seeing an ad hawking direct-to-consumer DNA ancestry tests — and I was as curious as anyone. But how accurate are they?

Risk Factors

Skin Spots: What Is an Epidermoid Cyst?

Epidermoid cysts can arise from the site of a whitehead or blackhead or after trauma to the skin. Here’s how to deal with one.

older man looking at face in mirror
Risk Factors

Skin Spots: What Is a Seborrheic Keratosis?

These tan, brown, black, or white cauliflower-like skin growths are common among people over age 50. Here’s what to do about them.

Melanoma Cancer Can Return: What to Know
Symptoms

Melanoma Cancer Can Return: What to Know

If you’ve had a melanoma, you must be vigilant about protecting your skin from the sun and examining it frequently for changes.