Karen Pallarito, Health magazine

Karen Pallarito

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Indianapolis, IN, United States

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Past articles by Karen:

8 Ways To Cope With Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal affective disorder treatment often involves lights or lamps. However, learn more about how other treatments may help too. → Read More

How To Get Rid of Head Lice at Home

Millions of kids in the United States get head lice each year. Here are natural remedies, medications, and OTC treatments to kill head lice. → Read More

7 Medications That Can Cause Dry Eyes

Dry eyes can be caused by medications; antihistamines, eye drops, antidepressants, and more. Find out if your meds are causing your dry eyes. → Read More

9 Things Your Burps Can Tell You About Your Health

While everyone burps, excessive burping can be a sign of a problem like acid reflux or rumination syndrome. Find out what causes your burping. → Read More

5 Ways To Decrease Heartburn

Feel like you've done everything and heartburn just won't go away? Learn more about five ways to decrease heartburn and get relief. → Read More

CT and Other Key Scan Costs

Are you paying too much for scans like CT scans, MRIs, X-rays, and ultrasounds? Here are some sample prices and money-saving tips for medical tests. → Read More

All of the Facts You Need to Know About OCD

The facts about OCD and what it's really like to have obsessive-compulsive disorder. Also, what you can do to help a loved one deal with OCD. → Read More

What Is Sinusitis?

Nose and sinus inflammation, called sinusitis or rhinosinusitis, can be temporary or chronic. Symptoms and treatments may differ by type. → Read More

What Is Acute Cholecystitis? How to Know if Your Gallbladder Is Inflamed—And What to Do About It

Acute cholecystitis is the medical term for an inflamed or irritated gallbladder. Here's what to know about symptoms associated with acute cholecystitis, causes and risk factors, and treatment options for the condition. → Read More

3 Foods to Avoid to Prevent a Diverticulitis Flare-Up—And What to Eat Instead

The claim that you should avoid nuts and seed if you've had diverticulitis is false—but steering clear of these three foods can cut your risk of developing the conditon. → Read More

Here's What a Diverticulitis Diet Should Look Like if You're Having an Attack—Or Trying to Prevent One

The right diet for diverticulitis depends on whether you're having symptoms. Here, experts weigh in on the right foods to eat during a diverticulitis attack, and what to eat in order to prevent an attack in the first place. → Read More

FDA Authorizes Pfizer Booster Shots—Here's Who Can Get One

On September 22, the FDA granted an emergency use authorization for booster doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Now, after a review of recommendations by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), CDC has weighed in. Here's who may soon be eligible to get one. → Read More

Can You Eat Sushi While Breastfeeding?

Sushi was off-limits while you were expecting, but is it okay now that you've had your baby and are breastfeeding? Here's more on whether sushi is safe when nursing. → Read More

Your Postpartum Nutrition Guide

After giving birth, you’ll want to fill up on healing foods that will help your body recover. Learn more about what to eat postpartum. → Read More

Postpartum Period: Your First Period After Giving Birth

It was a nice break while it lasted, right? Here's what to know about your period returning postpartum. → Read More

What is the Delta-Plus Variant? Here's What We Know So Far About the COVID Strain

Delta plus, a mutation of the Delta variant, has been identified in the US as well as a handful of other counties. It accounts a tiny fraction of COVID-19 cases in the US. How much of a threat does it pose? Here's what we know so far. → Read More

10 Reasons You Have an Armpit Rash—And How to Treat It

What's that rash under your arm? An armpit rash can have many different causes, from contact dermatitis to ringworm and more. Here's what to look for and how to treat an armpit rash. → Read More

Fully Vaccinated People Can Still Get a COVID 'Breakthrough' Infection—Here's What That Means

As the Delta variant sweeps the nation, some people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are developing "breakthrough infections." Here's what that means and what to do if you get infected. → Read More

Can You Safely Hang Out with Unvaccinated Friends? Here's What Doctors Recommend

Now that COVID cases are increasing again, people want to know what's safe. Is it OK to hang out with unvaccinated friends? Does the Delta variant make a difference? Infectious disease doctors provide advice on masking and safe venues. → Read More

J&J Just Recalled 5 Popular Sunscreen Sprays After Detecting Low Levels of Carcinogen

Johnson & Johnson on Wednesday issued a voluntary recall of 5 stay sunscreens, including the Neutrogena and Aveeno brands, after testing detected low levels of benzene, a human carcinogen. J&J advises people to stop using these sunscreens. → Read More