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If you have eczema, petroleum jelly or thicker creams are good options for moisturizing your skin.
January 30, 2024

Eczema and the cold

Eczema: What is it? Eczema is a skin condition that makes your skin dry, itchy, and inflamed. It can show...

Cold-Weather Wellness, Skin Conditions, Eczema
If you have a virus, be sure to stay away from others (especially if you're not wearing a mask).
January 23, 2024

Winter viruses

While a cold, flu, or COVID-19 can strike at any time, you’re more likely to pick up a virus in...

Cold-Weather Wellness
Covering up when going out in the cold is important to prevent frostbite and hypothermia.
January 16, 2024

Hypothermia and frostbite: Easier to develop than you might think

What is hypothermia?   Cold temperatures can cause hypothermia, which occurs when your body temperature drops below 95 degrees Fahrenheit (35 degrees...

Cold-Weather Wellness, Hypothermia
Dr. Helene M. Langevin is the Director of NCCIH.
January 09, 2024

Meet the Director: Helene M. Langevin, M.D., National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health

Helene M. Langevin, M.D., was destined for a career in medicine. Not only did she grow up around doctors,...

Meet the Director
About 1 in 3 adults in the United States say they don’t get enough sleep.
January 02, 2024

‘Why can’t I sleep?!’

A good night’s rest does more than energize you—sleep can affect your mood, keep your heart healthy, and help you...

Sleep, Healthy Sleep, Sleep Disorders, Health Disparities
Dr. Marishka K. Brown is the Director of the National Center on Sleep Disorders Research.
December 19, 2023

Ask an Expert: Marishka K. Brown, Ph.D., Director of the National Center on Sleep Disorders Research

Sleep is second nature. But for biomedical research, sleep is a relatively new field of study. Marishka K. Brown, Ph...

Sleep, Healthy Sleep
Allergens in cats’ saliva can trigger symptoms in people who are allergic.
December 05, 2023

Sneezing less with CATNIP

Cat allergies affect millions of Americans. They bring a range of uncomfortable symptoms, including stuffy noses, sneezing, scratchy throats, watery,...

Allergy