Beth Weinhouse is an award-winning writer and editor for dozens of mainstream print magazines and websites including Real Simple, Reader's Digest, Prevention, Self, and Travel & Leisure.
How the Blackwell Sisters Paved the Way for Women Physicians
History is filled with pioneering figures who, on closer inspection, are found to be seriously flawed. In The Doctors Blackwell: How Two Pioneering Sisters Brought Medicine to Women — and Women to Medicine, a new biography by Janice P. Nimura ’01GSAS, Elizabeth Blackwell — the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States — and her younger sister Emily, also a physician, have their feminist legacies slightly tarnished. But trading hagiography for historical fact is always a wor...
7 Ways to Save Your Smile From Stress
The Covid-19 pandemic has taken a toll on dental health. Here are dentist-recommended ways to preserve teeth and oral health.
12 Gross Things Living on Your Body Right Now
No matter how much you shower, wash, scrub, soap, or brush, your body is a veritable jungle of trillions of tiny organisms including bacteria, fungi, viruses, and even microscopic animals.
18 Sunscreen Mistakes You Don’t Realize You’re Making
Learn easy fixes for common mistakes to protect your skin from skin cancer and signs of aging.
The One Thing Prevention’s Health Editor Never Leaves Home Without
As a health editor, I’m hyper-aware of how important water is for overall good health. My grandfather, who lived to age 95, drank tons of water throughout the day, and would raise his glass and proclaim, “Best drink in the house!” And my co-workers are never seen without their large bottles of water, which they sip from throughout the day.
I Finally Discovered The Perfect Pillow, And I’ve Never Slept Better
Recently I attended a talk by a prominent brain researcher, whose focus is on preventing Alzheimer’s disease. He talked about all the steps people could take to reduce inflammation in the body, and reduce the chances of developing dementia later in life. One of the most important steps, he said, is to get adequate sleep. When we’re asleep, it’s the only time the brain can clear itself of daily “junk” and maintain good working order.
New Jersey's colleges and universities have been especially welcoming to scholars threatened by political violence and upheaval in their home countries.
Cooking with Class
At Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, medical school isn't just rigorous. . . it's delicious.
Say "Bonjour-Hi!" to Magnifique Montreal
This European-feeling city just to our north has a vibrant cultural scene, fabulous restaurants, and spectacular natural surroundings that make it well worth crossing the border for.
Sounding the Alarm on Sleep
Sleep deprivation doesn't just affect individuals' health. Lack of sleep is a public health crisis, leading to more accidents, more mistakes, and less productivity.
The Dreaded Cocktail Party Consult
Is a doctor ever off duty when a medical question can be posed anywhere, at any time, by anybody? Maybe not, but there are graceful ways to handle the situations. . . and there are times when all you can do is laugh.
Child Photography Tips - Scared of Santa
Tips you need to read to get the best Christmas pictures, even if your kid is scared of Santa