Harvard Health Blog
If a parent thinks a child might have autism, it helps to get a definitive diagnosis as early as possible, since the earlier treatment can begin, the better it is for the child. But at what age can a reliable diagnosis be made?
Plenty of people avoid red meat or eat only small amounts of it. But relying on white meat for protein may not be such a good nutrition choice either. According to the results of a small study, those who ate red meat and white meat had similarly higher cholesterol levels.
Talking about sexuality with a doctor can be uncomfortable. If you identify as LGBTQ+, it’s important to find a doctor who is attuned to the specific needs of the LGBTQ+ community. This can make getting proper care easier.
Hotter summer temperatures and prolonged periods of intense heat can lead to heat-related illness — and even deaths. People who are elderly and those with existing health problems are especially vulnerable. Know what to do to protect yourself and others.
Primary care physicians treat adult patients for common ailments and chronic conditions, and also manage their patients’ treatments, often working with teams of caregivers. Establishing a relationship with a PCP allows your doctor to get to know you and your needs and goals.
Offering teens privacy and confidentiality when meeting with a health care provider may allow them to discuss uncomfortable topics –– such as risky behavior, physical concerns, feeling anxious or depressed –– a step toward getting needed information and help.
Plant-based burgers like the Impossible Burger and Beyond Burger promote themselves as better for the planet and as healthier alternatives to meat, and they contain ample protein and other important nutrients, but that’s not the whole story.
The negative emotions that come from coping with chronic pain can lead to depression, and that very depression can lead to worse pain. Understanding the connection between pain and emotional health with the help of a psychologist can address these issues, and there are evidence-based therapies that can help as well.
Do employee health programs lead to healthier, more productive employees? A large study shows little or no impact, although results might vary based on workplace, offerings, and other factors.
If a man has an enlarged prostate, there’s a good chance he’ll be treated with a type of drug called a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor (5-ARI). These drugs shrink the gland to improve urinary flow, and the approved forms used for treating enlarged prostates come in two varieties: Proscar (finasteride) and Avodart (dutasteride). However, a side […]