Remember Epsom Salt? Old-Time Cure Gets New Life

It can soothe a bruise, relieve aching muscles, reduce swelling, even help your roses grow. Plus, it’s cheap! We’re talking Epsom salt, which was spotlighted recently in the Wall Street Journal for its tried-and-true therapeutic benefits — at just two bucks a box. Epsom salt has been around for centuries, named for Epsom, England, where people would go to soak away their aches and pains in the natural mineral springs. The white salt crystals are made up of magnesium and sulfate, …

Toe Woe: New Laser Treatment May Help Toenail Fungus

Toenail fungus is not a pretty subject to talk about, but it affects millions of Americans. Even worse, you’re especially prone to get it if you’re older. By some estimates, nearly half of Americans get it at least once before they’re 70. It can destroy or at least disfigure nails, is painful, and can be frustratingly difficult to get rid of. Topical treatments often don’t work and oral medications can have side effects. Enter the laser. In a fascinating story by …