Menopause Can Start Younger Than You Think: Here's What You Need To Know


Sarah Edrie says she was about 33 when she started to occasionally get a sudden, hot, prickly feeling that radiated into her neck and face, leaving her flushed and breathless. “Sometimes I would sweat. And my heart would race,” she says. The sensations subsided in a few moments and seemed to meet the criteria for … Continue reading Menopause Can Start Younger Than You Think: Here's What You Need To Know

Ready For Your First Marathon? Training Can Cut Years Off Your Cardiovascular Age


If you’ve ever considered training for a marathon, but you’re a bit intimidated by the idea of 26.2 miles, here’s some motivation. A slow and steady six-month training program designed to gradually build up endurance and mileage gave a group of novice runners, ages 21 to 69, an impressive boost to their heart health. CLICK … Continue reading Ready For Your First Marathon? Training Can Cut Years Off Your Cardiovascular Age

Making the Most Out of Kids’ Screen Time


At PBS KIDS Digital, I spend my days working on the development of high-quality digital media for young kids. Despite the focus of my day job, when I go home to my own two young kids, I also experience the stress of managing family screen time. There are so many mixed messages surrounding the topic of … Continue reading Making the Most Out of Kids’ Screen Time

Feeling Artsy? Here's How Making Art Helps Your Brain


A lot of my free time is spent doodling. I’m a journalist on NPR’s science desk by day. But all the time in between, I am an artist — specifically, a cartoonist. I draw in between tasks. I sketch at the coffee shop before work. And I like challenging myself to complete a zine — … Continue reading Feeling Artsy? Here's How Making Art Helps Your Brain

U.S. Alcohol-Related Deaths Have Doubled, Study Says


More Americans are ordering more rounds, and that’s leading to more funerals, according to a new study on alcohol-related deaths. Looking at data from the National Center for Health Statistics, researchers estimate deaths from alcohol-related problems have more than doubled over the past nearly 20 years. CLICK HERE to read the entire NPR article.

Make Ginger-Marinated Poached Salmon


As much as I love to cook, when it’s this hot outside, I look for alternatives that require a bare minimum of actual “cooking.” This delightful ginger marinated poached salmon comes together in about 10 minutes and the only cooking involved is bringing a pot of water to a boil for about 20 seconds. CLICK … Continue reading Make Ginger-Marinated Poached Salmon