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Jessica Migala


Chicago, IL, United States

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  • Men's Health Mag
  • Prevention Magazine
  • WESH 2 News
  • Woman's Day
  • Fox News

Recent articles by Jessica:

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

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

5 Drinks to Help You Sleep—And 3 That Can Keep You Up at Night

These 5 drinks will help you sleep, according to experts, while these 3 beverages might keep you up at night. Find out why here. → Read More

Can 'Smell Training' Help You Regain Your Sense of Smell After COVID?

A doctor who researches olfactory training explains how it works and how to do smell training to recover your sense of smell after an illness like COVID-19. → Read More

8 Things Digestive Health Experts Do When They’re Bloated

Bloating is common — even digestive health experts experience it from time to time. Here, they share their bloating remedies for when GI troubles strike. → Read More

How to Breathe While Running, From Rhythmic Breathing to the 'Talk Test'

Whether you've just started a running practice or have been running for a while, breathing is a crucial component. Here's everything you need to know about how to breathe while running, including during the warm up, exercise itself, and while cooling down. → Read More

3 Reasons Your Ankle Is Popping and What to Do About It

A physical therapist explains the causes behind ankle popping, including certain ankle injuries, as well as what you can do about them and when to see a doctor. → Read More

Here's What the Numbers on Your Thyroid Test Mean

Here's a guide to your thyroid blood test results, including normal levels of TSH, T3 and T4. Plus, what it means if your thyroid levels are abnormal. → Read More

7 Things That Cause a Swollen Taste Bud

A doctor explains what causes swollen taste buds, including certain foods, acid reflux, dental problems and vitamin deficiencies. Plus, what to do about it. → Read More

The 6 Best Natural Remedies for Hemorrhoids, and 2 to Skip

The itching and pain that comes with hemorrhoids can be hard to bear. These simple home remedies may help you deal with the discomfort and find some relief. → Read More

5 Small Changes That Will Actually Make Your Mind and Body Healthier

These small changes to your habits and routines will help you get healthy and improve both your physical and mental health. → Read More

Why Black Tea Is the Solution to Your Sweaty Feet

A podiatrist explains why black tea is an effective home remedy for sweaty, smelly feet, and gives step-by-step instructions on how to do a black tea foot soak. → Read More

20 Foods That Give You All-Day Energy

Dietitians explain the foods that give you energy, such as eggs, matcha, nuts and chickpeas. Add these energizing foods to your daily diet for a pick-me-up. → Read More

6 Things Dentists Do Every Day to Protect Their Teeth

Dentists break down the daily habits (beyond brushing and flossing) they stick with in order to keep their teeth and gums healthy, strong and cavity-free. → Read More