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Howard E. LeWine, MD

Chief Medical Editor, Harvard Health Publishing

Dr. Howard LeWine is a practicing internist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Chief Medical Editor at Harvard Health Publishing, and editor in chief of Harvard Men’s Health Watch.

Posts by Howard E. LeWine, MD

Hidden cancer rarely causes out-of-the-blue clots in the bloodstream featured image

Howard E. LeWine, MD

Hidden cancer rarely causes out-of-the-blue clots in the bloodstream

Sweet dreams: eating chocolate prevents heart disease featured image

Heart Health

Sweet dreams: eating chocolate prevents heart disease

Ticks can transmit a new Lyme-like disease featured image

Howard E. LeWine, MD

Ticks can transmit a new Lyme-like disease

Can hospice care reduce depression in the bereaved? featured image

Howard E. LeWine, MD

Can hospice care reduce depression in the bereaved?

Grip strength may provide clues to heart health featured image

Heart Health

Grip strength may provide clues to heart health

Switching to a fiber-rich diet may lower colon cancer risk in blacks featured image

Cancer

Switching to a fiber-rich diet may lower colon cancer risk in blacks

Special MRI scan could identify stroke risk in people with atrial fibrillation featured image

Heart Health

Special MRI scan could identify stroke risk in people with atrial fibrillation

Physical therapy as good as surgery and less risky for one type of lower back pain featured image

Howard E. LeWine, MD

Physical therapy as good as surgery and less risky for one type of lower back pain

Early scans for back pain add cost but offer little benefit for seniors featured image

Howard E. LeWine, MD

Early scans for back pain add cost but offer little benefit for seniors

This year’s flu vaccine “disappointing” against main flu virus featured image

Howard E. LeWine, MD

This year’s flu vaccine “disappointing” against main flu virus

Millions of adults skip medications due to their high cost featured image

Howard E. LeWine, MD

Millions of adults skip medications due to their high cost

Some exercise beats none; more is better featured image

Exercise & Fitness

Some exercise beats none; more is better

People with type 1 diabetes are living longer featured image

Howard E. LeWine, MD

People with type 1 diabetes are living longer

Full bladder wakes 2 in 3 women at night featured image

Howard E. LeWine, MD

Full bladder wakes 2 in 3 women at night

Medicare says it will cover lung cancer scans for long-time smokers featured image

Cancer

Medicare says it will cover lung cancer scans for long-time smokers

Bad weather isn’t to blame for your aching back featured image

Howard E. LeWine, MD

Bad weather isn’t to blame for your aching back

New strategies help smokers quit when nicotine replacement alone doesn’t work featured image

Howard E. LeWine, MD

New strategies help smokers quit when nicotine replacement alone doesn’t work

Expert panel says healthy women don’t need yearly pelvic exam featured image

Howard E. LeWine, MD

Expert panel says healthy women don’t need yearly pelvic exam

“Bionic pancreas” could help people with type 1 diabetes control blood sugar featured image

Howard E. LeWine, MD

“Bionic pancreas” could help people with type 1 diabetes control blood sugar

Walking, other exercise helps seniors stay mobile, independent featured image

Howard E. LeWine, MD

Walking, other exercise helps seniors stay mobile, independent

Too little sleep, and too much, affect memory featured image

Howard E. LeWine, MD

Too little sleep, and too much, affect memory

New guidelines aim to help women prevent stroke featured image

Heart Health

New guidelines aim to help women prevent stroke

Heavy drinking in middle age linked to memory loss in men featured image

Howard E. LeWine, MD

Heavy drinking in middle age linked to memory loss in men

94-year-old Master track star an inspiration to all featured image

Exercise & Fitness

94-year-old Master track star an inspiration to all

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