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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.
Does HIPAA prohibit questions about vaccination?
Published August 19, 2021
Privacy rules described in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) prevent disclosure of certain health information to unauthorized people without your permission. Here are the basics on what HIPAA does and doesn't allow –– including whether it's legal to ask and answer questions about COVID-19 vaccination status.
Back-to-school in 2021: Keeping children safe and well
Published August 18, 2021
Tempted to have genetic testing? First ask why
Published August 17, 2021
Looking out for diverticulitis
Published August 16, 2021
Air pollution: How to reduce harm to your health
Published August 13, 2021
Aortic stenosis: Do health disparities affect treatment?
Published August 12, 2021
The endocannabinoid system: Essential and mysterious
Published August 11, 2021
Bugs are biting: Safety precautions for children
Published August 10, 2021
Time to hire a caregiver? 3 tips to help
Published August 9, 2021
Extreme heat: Staying safe if you have health issues
Published August 6, 2021
Tick season is expanding: Protect yourself against Lyme disease
Published August 5, 2021
Heart disease risk: Partnering on lifestyle change can help
Published August 4, 2021
For people who have risk factors for heart disease, it’s important to make lifestyle changes like losing weight, getting more exercise, and eating a healthier diet. Longstanding habits are hard to change, but managing the challenge of healthy eating is easier if people have a partner who is supportive and involved in making food choices.
Can wearing contacts harm your vision?
Published August 3, 2021
Vegan and paleo: Pluses and minuses to watch
Published August 2, 2021
Postpartum anxiety is invisible, but common and treatable
Published July 30, 2021
Right-sizing opioid prescriptions after surgery
Published July 29, 2021
Ready for your routine medical checkup?
Published July 28, 2021
Nicotine addiction explained — and how medications can help
Published July 27, 2021
Is your vision impaired? Tips to cope
Published July 26, 2021
Misgendering: What it is and why it matters
Published July 23, 2021
Healthy brain, healthier heart?
Published July 22, 2021
Wondering about a headline-grabbing drug? Read on
Published July 20, 2021
Respiratory virus cases tick upward: What parents should know
Published July 19, 2021