Harvard Health Letter

Editor's note

Dear Readers,

One of the most popular features of the Health Letter is the "By the way, doctor..." questions we answer on the back page of each issue. The subjects are topical, the concerns from the real world, and you're hearing directly from a Harvard doctor, most often a member of our editorial board.

So this issue is an experiment in giving you more of a good thing: an all "By the way, doctor" newsletter. The topics range from burning mouth syndrome to minimally invasive knee replacement to breast cancer treatment to calcium supplements.

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