Harvard Women's Health Watch

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Harvard Women’s Health Watch puts you in closer touch with everything that’s happening right now in the new age of women’s health and medicine. New prevention strategies, new diagnostic techniques, new medications and treatments. From heart disease in women to breast cancer, from diet and nutrition to vitamins and supplements, from hormone therapy to exercise and strength training, Harvard Women’s Health Watch focuses on health from a woman’s perspective.

In each eight-page monthly issue, you’ll find trustworthy, practical health information that can help you live a longer and healthier life. Discover:

  • The single best exercise regimen for maintaining bone strength
  • Which friendly fats are good for you – and taste great
  • How to tell if you should get a heart scan
  • The surprising truth about soy
  • The new thinking on chemoprevention of breast cancer
  • When hormone therapy may make sense

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