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Jessica Migala


Chicago, IL, United States

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  • WESH 2 News
  • Woman's Day
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Recent articles by Jessica:

7 Steps to Help You Build a Healthy Relationship With Exercise

Building a healthy relationship with exercise starts with finding physical activities you enjoy most. Here's how to develop a good relationship with exercise. → Read More

How Much Daily Hair Loss Is Normal?

Learn what's normal for daily hair loss, how the hair life cycle works, what can cause more hair shedding than normal and when to see a doctor for hair loss. → Read More

The 11 Best Ways to Ease Period Cramps

Find period cramp relief with these home remedies for menstrual pain, including certain medications, heat therapy, diet changes, herbal teas and exercise. → Read More

How Bad Is It Really to Wear Glasses With an Old Prescription?

An eye doctor breaks down the effects of wearing the wrong prescription glasses and explains how often to update your Rx and signs you need a new prescription. → Read More

The 6 Best Natural Pain-Relief Creams, According to Doctors

We tapped doctors to help us narrow down the best natural pain-relief creams and topicals, including the best moisturizing pick and the best CBD option. → Read More

The 5 Best Essential Oils for Menstrual Cramps

With the help of an ob-gyn, we've narrowed down the best essential oils for menstrual cramps and PMS, including lavender, rose, clove, sage and peppermint. → Read More

Leaking Urine: Why It Happens and How to Treat It

There are a few types of urinary incontinence. Here's why people lose control of their bladder, when you should go to the doctor for leaking urine, and how to make it stop. → Read More

How Bad Is It Really to Share a Bar of Soap?

A public health expert explains the possible effects of sharing a bar of soap, including the germ factor, and breaks down how you can share soap safely. → Read More

3 Health Effects of Using a Shower Loofah and What to Use Instead

Dermatologists explain what can happen when you use the same shower loofah for too long, how to use a loofah properly and what to use instead of a loofah. → Read More

The Only 6 Exercises Women Need to Get Lean After 30

Strength training builds muscle and burns fat, helping you lose weight in your 30s and beyond. Here are the six best exercises for women to get lean after 30. → Read More

This Is Why Your Period Smells

Most period smells are completely normal, but there are a few you should talk to your doctor about. Here's what fishy, rotten, sweet and metallic smells mean. → Read More

If You’re Using More Than 3 Swipes of Deodorant, You’re Doing It Wrong

This is how much deodorant you should apply and what counts as too much for stick, gel, spray and roll-on products. Plus, more tips for proper application. → Read More

Why Your Mobility Worsens As You Age, and What to Do About It

Mobility losses are a common part of aging, but they don't have to be. Experts explain why older adults' joints get tight, and how to regain mobility at any age. → Read More

The 31-Day Kickstart Plan to Touch Your Toes

If you can't touch your toes, tight hips and hamstrings might be to blame. Learn how to touch your toes and do these stretches to help you touch your toes. → Read More

Does Sweating Burn Calories? Here's What Experts Say

Does sweating burn calories? Find out what experts say about the link between a sweaty workout and calorie burn. → Read More

The 5 Best Foods to Eat When You're Stressed

Reach for these stress-busting foods when you're feeling tense. They include blood sugar-stabilizing carbs and nutrients like magnesium to help with stress. → Read More

5 Things Doctors Do When They Have Heartburn

GI docs offer their best heartburn relief tips, including what they do and recommend to their patients to help prevent heartburn and relieve it when it strikes. → Read More

Painful Butt Cramps? Here's What Your Body's Trying to Tell You

A gastroenterologist explains the definition of proctalgia fugax as well as what causes this sudden, severe rectal pain and what you can do to ease it. → Read More

If You're a Highly Sensitive Person, You Experience the World Differently—Here's What It Means

A highly sensitive person (HSP) is a distinct personality type. Here's what it means and how it's different from being an empath, according to experts. → Read More

The 5 Worst Foods for Brain Health

A nutritional psychiatrist breaks down which foods are bad for brain health, including foods linked to inflammation, such as processed foods and faux meats. → Read More