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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
Published July 16, 2021
Will new guidelines for heart failure affect you?
Published July 15, 2021
Want probiotics but dislike yogurt? Try these foods
Published July 14, 2021
Is our healthcare system broken?
Published July 13, 2021
What’s the relationship between diabetes and dementia?
Published July 12, 2021
A new treatment for advanced prostate cancer improves survival in phase 3 clinical trial
Published July 12, 2021
Preventing sudden heart death in children: 4 questions can help
Published July 9, 2021
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
Published July 8, 2021
Supporting a bullied child
Published July 7, 2021
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?
Published July 6, 2021
Want more happiness? Try this
Published July 2, 2021
New information for parents on myocarditis and COVID-19 vaccines
Published July 1, 2021
Returning to restaurants — and to healthy eating
Published June 30, 2021
Making visits to the dentist easier for people with autism spectrum disorder
Published June 29, 2021
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
Published June 28, 2021
How can you manage anxiety during pregnancy?
Published June 25, 2021
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
Published June 24, 2021
Not yet ready for cataract surgery? Try these tips
Published June 23, 2021
Back to the future: Psychedelic drugs in psychiatry
Published June 22, 2021
Children not yet vaccinated against COVID-19? What to do
Published June 21, 2021
HIV rates rising: Could new forms of PrEP help?
Published June 18, 2021
Careful! Scary health news can be harmful to your health
Published June 17, 2021
Post-pandemic weight loss: There’s an app for that
Published June 16, 2021
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?
Published June 15, 2021