Category: Healthy Body

  • Can You Poop With a Tampon In? An OB/GYN Weighs In

    Can You Poop With a Tampon In? An OB/GYN Weighs In

    If you’re a tampon-wearer, it may feel like you’ve been using these convenient cotton contraptions for, well, eons. Yet even after all these years, you may still have random questions about them—including how and why they work. (Don’t be embarrassed: We’ve all had these thoughts. Plus, reproductive health still isn’t talked about enough, so it’s…

  • 5 Benefits of Folic Acid, Plus the Dosage and Risks to Know

    5 Benefits of Folic Acid, Plus the Dosage and Risks to Know

    If you take a vitamin B complex every day, you’re likely well aware of the many benefits B vitamins have on your overall health. One of these essential vitamins is folate (or B9), which helps your body build DNA, RNA, and red blood cells—making it crucial during pregnancy for your baby’s development. While most people…

  • Menopause Myths Doctors Want You to Stop Believing

    Menopause Myths Doctors Want You to Stop Believing

    If you menstruate, there will eventually come a time when your hormones—namely, estrogen and progesterone—downshift. While this typically happens naturally around your mid- to late-40s, it can happen earlier or later, depending on your body and overall health. After a few years (around age 52 on average, according to the Office on Women’s Health), the…

  • How To Stop Chest Pain After Drinking Alcohol

    How To Stop Chest Pain After Drinking Alcohol

    You’re back home after a night out with friends where you indulged in a few drinks. As you lie down in bed to go to sleep, you notice your chest starts to hurt. Um, what’s going on? Should you be worried? Chest pain after drinking alcohol may feel alarming, but the reason behind it isn’t likely…

  • NuFace Mini+ Facial Toning Device: Tested and Reviewed

    NuFace Mini+ Facial Toning Device: Tested and Reviewed

    With the Well+Good SHOP, our editors put their years of know-how to work in order to pick products (from skin care to self care and beyond) they’re betting you’ll love. While our editors independently select these products, making a purchase through our links may earn Well+Good a commission. Happy shopping! Explore the SHOP At 33…

  • High Blood Pressure in Couples: Causes and Treatment

    High Blood Pressure in Couples: Causes and Treatment

    “In sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, ’til death do us part.” We often hear this phrase right before couples say “I do” on their wedding day, and it serves as a symbol for their emotional bond. Let’s face it: It feels pretty great to have someone to share life with, no…

  • Vaginal Dryness, Explained by a Gynecologist

    Vaginal Dryness, Explained by a Gynecologist

    Think back: When’s the last time you had a roundtable about, um, vaginal dryness? Okay, it’s probably not the go-to topic blowing up your group text—but (PSA) it’s officially time to talk about it. Why? Because vaginal dryness is seriously common in perimenopause, menopause, and beyond (like, if you’re taking oral contraceptives or breastfeeding or…

  • Can Dehydration Cause Chest Pain? Exploring the Connection

    Can Dehydration Cause Chest Pain? Exploring the Connection

    Our bodies are made up of 60 percent water (which helps us regulate our body temperature and carry oxygen and nutrients to our cells), so it stands to reason that when we don’t drink enough of it, we don’t feel great. Apart from thirst, a lack of H2O may cause lightheadedness, dry mouth, or even…

  • Akilah Cadet: Surviving White Supremacy in Health Care

    Akilah Cadet: Surviving White Supremacy in Health Care

    For Akilah Cadet, DHSc, MPH, everyday life requires resistance against a variety of oppressive structures and systems. She is a Black disabled woman, and is also the founder and CEO of Change Cadet, an organizational development consulting firm that supports underrepresented communities in the workplace. Cadet has openly and honestly shared her experience at the…

  • Skin Signs of Heart Disease: Causes and Treatment

    Skin Signs of Heart Disease: Causes and Treatment

    Our skin is great at telling us what it needs. When it’s red and peeling, it could mean you have a sunburn that needs soothing, or an allergic reaction to a skin-care product that needs tossing. When it’s dry and flaky, you may need to moisturize or calm a skin condition like eczema. When our skin…