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‘Smart Pajamas’ Could Improve Your Sleep: Here’s How

If you’re one of the 70 million Americans who struggles to get a good night’s sleep, these new high-tech PJs could be the solution.

By Lara DeSanto

What Can I Eat to Reduce an Enlarged Prostate?

Find out whether what you’re eating is helping or harming your prostate health.

By Carmen Roberts, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.

Using a Daily Skin Moisturizer Could Protect You From Diseases Like Alzheimer’s, Diabetes

A new study out of the University of California at San Francisco found that older adults who used a skin cream twice a day for a month had lower levels of inflammation throughout their bodies. Here’s what you need to know.

By Lara DeSanto

10 Smoothies to Reduce Your Crohn's Disease Risk

A review of 19 studies reported a decreased risk of Crohn’s disease in people who ate more fruits and veggies and got more fiber. Here are some tasty smoothie recipes to help you meet your nutrition goals and reduce your Crohn's risk.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

New Treatment for Postpartum Depression Works 6 Times Faster Than Current Meds

Postpartum depression can be life-threatening — and yet, the main treatments for this illness can take weeks to start working. But a new drug called Zulresso just approved by the FDA can take effect in as little as two days.

By Lara DeSanto

Can Teen Girls With Cancer Still Have Children?

Get all the information you need about fertility preservation in young women and girls diagnosed with cancer, including treatment options like egg freezing.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

Do You Know Your Risk Factors for Ulcerative Colitis?

While we don’t know exactly what causes UC, we do know some of the main risk factors for developing it — and knowing your risk factors can help you take control of your health and your future.

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

Top Tips for Coping With UC

Looking for ways to cope with the emotional fallout of ulcerative colitis? Learn how to connect with family and friends for support, reach out to others with UC, and define what you want most in life.

By Erin L. Boyle

Could You Catch the Flu From a Bat?

You’ve heard of bird (avian) flu and swine flu. New research published in Nature identified influenza viruses in South American bats that could pass to humans.

By Diane Domina

Yes, Boys Should Get the HPV Vaccine, Too

The HPV vaccine: It’s not just for girls anymore. Learn why it’s important for boys to get vaccinated, how it helps prevent cancers in men, and more.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.