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Harvard Health Blog
Read the latest posts from experts at Harvard Health Publishing covering a variety of health topics and perspectives on medical news.
Hope: Why it matters
Will new guidelines for heart failure affect you?
Want probiotics but dislike yogurt? Try these foods
Is our healthcare system broken?
The US healthcare system is expensive, complicated, dysfunctional — and broken. The system needs a major overhaul, and the arguments for this fall into a few broad categories: high costs, uneven access, and undue emphasis on areas of spending that do not directly benefit patients
A new treatment for advanced prostate cancer improves survival in phase 3 clinical trial
What’s the relationship between diabetes and dementia?
Preventing sudden heart death in children: 4 questions can help
It’s extremely rare for a child to die suddenly because of a heart problem, but there are several conditions that can lead to a risk of sudden death. The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued a policy statement outlining four questions about personal and family health history that can help identify children who may be at risk.
Band together for stronger legs
Supporting a bullied child
If you learn your child has been bullied, ignore the temptation to fantasize about retaliation and focus on your child’s immediate needs instead. Parents can’t stop bullies from crossing paths with their children, but they can teach their children how to manage such situations.
Harvard Health Ad Watch: How helpful are pulse monitors and home ECGs?
Ads for consumer health monitoring devices make it seem like having ready and regular access to heart rate, heart rhythm, and electrocardiogram data is something everyone needs. While it may help some people with existing heart conditions, how about for an average person without such a concern?
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New information for parents on myocarditis and COVID-19 vaccines
Returning to restaurants — and to healthy eating
Making visits to the dentist easier for people with autism spectrum disorder
Proper dental care is essential for all children, including learning how to brush and going for regular dental visits. But for children with autism spectrum disorder, the sensory aspects of a dental office may be uncomfortable, difficult, or overwhelming. But there are things parents can do to make these visits easier.
Smoking more than doubles heart risk among African Americans
How can you manage anxiety during pregnancy?
During pregnancy it’s completely normal to experience a certain amount of anxiety about the baby, giving birth, and becoming a new parent. But for some women this worry takes over their thoughts and becomes debilitating. There are treatments available that may or may not involve medication, depending on the individual situation.
Using weight loss or sports supplements? Exercise caution
Magical claims are made in ads for dietary supplements marketed to enhance well-being and solve health problems. But the reality is that most do little or nothing to improve your health, and in some cases weight loss or sports supplements might actually harm you.
Not yet ready for cataract surgery? Try these tips
Back to the future: Psychedelic drugs in psychiatry
Children not yet vaccinated against COVID-19? What to do
HIV rates rising: Could new forms of PrEP help?
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Post-pandemic weight loss: There’s an app for that
There are a myriad of apps and programs designed to help people lose weight, but many companies are offering products that go beyond traditional food tracking, taking a mindfulness-based approach to help people understand why they eat the way they do, and how to make beneficial changes to their eating routine.
Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia by telemedicine: Is it as good as in-person treatment?
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