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Kratom pill bottle and kratom capsules on a nightstand.

The Great Kratom Controversy

Is kratom a natural a dietary supplement with pain-relieving properties — or is it an addictive drug?

By Stephanie Stephens
Young woman discussing kidney disease diagnosis with her physiciain.

Young Adults Getting Chronic Kidney Disease

Chronic kidney used to be rare among young adults, but in recent years, the probability of death from chronic kidney disease has gone up almost 26.8 percent.

By Karen Gaudette Brewer
Wildfire smoke and homes.

U.S. Deaths From Wildfire Smoke Could Double

In a study simulating the effects of wildfire smoke on health, researchers found deaths from smoke could rise from 15,000 per year to more than 40,000.

By Diane Domina
Woman drawing a graph showing decline.

More People Are Dying in Midlife

Declining life expectancies in high income countries worldwide are coinciding with rising rates of young- and mid-adult mortality in the United States.

By Diane Domina
Plane flying over a city.

Planes That Fly Over Populated Areas Take a Toll on Health

Flight patterns over populated areas near airports increase health risks like heart disease, sleep problems, and anxiety disorders linked to noise.

By Diane Domina
Man drinking water in a gym.

The Dangers of Dehydration

Every time you go to the bathroom or sweat, you lose water. If you’re vomiting or have diarrhea – more water loss. All of this contributes to dehydration, which is a serious health risk. Find out how much your body needs.

By Carmen Roberts, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.
A woman getting a foot massage.

What Do Your Feet Say About Your Health?

Believe it or not, your feet are a good barometer of your overall health. Learn how your feet can offer early warning signs for bigger health issues.

By Eileen Bailey
Woman reading side of pill bottle

List of Drugs Older Adults Should Avoid

Ten types of medications should be avoided by older adults. Ten types of medications should be avoided by older adults. If you’re taking any of the following drugs, ask your doctor whether there are safer alternatives.

By HealthAfter50
Drugs That Can Make You Sun Sensitive

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.

By Melissa Caravella
Medications That May Affect Gait

Medications That May Affect Gait

Some prescription drugs can cause side effects that lead to gait and balance changes, especially if you take four or more a day. Here’s a list of some.

By Laird Harrison