Home Health Resources

House Method is committed to helping our readers create better lives and better homes, and we believe better lives begin with taking care of our health, both mental and physical.

We partner with doctors, nurses, registered dietitians, licensed marriage and family therapists, grief counselors, neuroscientists, osteopaths, and more to bring you the very best in home health resources.

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How to Make Your Home a Stress-Free Place: A Medical Opinion

Coming home should be the most stress-free part of your day. We talked to Dr. Carrie Barton, director of Dell Medical School’s Creativity for Resilience Program to understand simple and effective ways to make our homes a place where we can destress and unwind.

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8 Ways to Prep Your Home for Allergy Season

While spring is synonymous with warmer weather and blooming flowers, for many, it’s also synonymous with allergy symptoms. Here are eight ways you can reduce symptoms by prepping your home for allergy season.

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The Power of Plants: The Healing Properties of Horticultural Therapy

A closer look at horticultural therapy and how it can positively affect physical, cognitive, social, and mental health. We talked to a Registered Horticultural Therapist and a certified therapeutic recreation therapist to gain more insight into this evidence-based practice.

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Are You Disrupting Your Home’s Valuable Microbiome?

A 2018 study suggested that regular use of traditional household cleaning products may be as damaging as smoking a pack a day. We take a look at what other practices have been disrupting our microbiomes and leaving us susceptible to allergies, asthma, and other autoimmune illnesses.

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Why It Can Be So Hard to Get Rid of Things in Our Homes

Dr. Eve D’Onofrio, a professional organizer specializing in hoarding, ADHD, grief and loss, and autism spectrum disorders, talked to House Method about why it can be so tough to get on with the process of decluttering—and what you can do about it.

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Why You Should Start Swedish Death Cleaning in Your Twenties

Swedish death cleaning isn’t just for the aging. Dr. Kristen Fuller, M.D., of the Center for Discovery weighs in on how the practice of eliminating unnecessary belongings can benefit you long before you leave this earth.

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How Soon Is Too Soon to Transition Your Child’s Room When They Leave for College?

Many parents, guardians, and caretakers are sending young adults to college for the very first time this month—so what should be done with the bedroom that’s been vacated? How soon is too soon to make a change?

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How to Create a Home Where a Family Can Thrive: An Interview with Kimberley Blaine

Fostering a healthy family begins at home. Here’s how marriage and family therapist Kimberley Blaine creates a home where a family can thrive.

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The Complete Guide to Pool Safety

Staying up to date on pool safety can help prevent water emergencies in and around the pool. Here’s a complete guide to pool safety, including general safety tips and recommended equipment for your backyard swimming pool.

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The Complete Guide to Childproofing Your Home

The complete guide to childproofing your home room by room. Everything you need to know about keeping children of all ages safe in and around your home, patio, and yard. Make sure your household is happy and healthy.

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Doctors’ Tips for a
Great Home Workout

Skip the crowded gym and get your workout on at home. We got the doctor’s tips on home workout routines, staying motivated, and creating a judgement-free zone.

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Sleeping Advice for Those With Lower Back Pain

Doctor Patricia Carter, PhD, RN, CNS, at the University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing provides sleep advice for those who wake up with back pain and for those who experience lower back pain before falling asleep.

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Staying Healthy in Your
Home as You Age

Adapting new habits to your current stage of life is both normal and healthy. Registered dietician and nutritionist Hayden James provides tips on staying healthy in your home as you age.

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Simple Changes to Make Your Home Safe for Aging in Place

Preparing your home to age in place doesn’t require extensive renovation. There are a number of small changes you can make to ensure you home is safe for yourself or family members who choose to age at home.

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Which Sleeping Position
Is Best For You?

Ever wondered if there is a best sleeping position for you? Dr. Eric Gish, DO, Associate Dean of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Integration & Associate Professor at Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine, weighs in.

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Sleeping on the Floor:
A Medical Opinion

Medical professionals and Paleo enthusiasts have conflicting opinions when it comes to the benefits of sleeping on the floor. To get to the bottom of this debate, we talked to a resident expert on sleep and back pain clinical director and compared the pros and cons of this sleep preference.

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