Recent Blog Articles
Masks save lives: Here’s what you need to know
Why are women more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease?
Seeing red? 4 steps to try before responding
Tics and TikTok: Can social media trigger illness?
Pandemic challenges may affect babies — possibly in long-lasting ways
4 immune-boosting strategies that count right now
If you have knee pain, telehealth may help
How to address opposition in young children
New study investigates treatment-associated regrets in prostate cancer
Minimizing successes and magnifying failures? Change your distorted thinking
Harvard Health Blog
Read the latest posts from experts at Harvard Health Publishing covering a variety of health topics and perspectives on medical news.
Easily distracted? Try meditation
Harvard Health Ad Watch: Can a wearable device reduce stress?
Stress can affect sleep, mood, and appetite, and the long-term effects of chronic stress have been linked to health issues like cardiovascular disease, obesity, and Alzheimer’s disease. A wearable device claims that it can reduce stress and build the wearer’s resistance to stressful situations — but how does it work, and can any of its claims be proven?
Listening to your hunger cues
Does your child need to bathe every day?
Can flavonoids help fend off forgetfulness?
Can physical or cognitive activity prevent dementia?
The number of people worldwide with Alzheimer’s disease is predicted to climb drastically in the coming decades. Is there anything people can do to protect their cognitive health? New evidence from two studies shows that cognitive and physical activities can make a real difference in delaying the onset of cognitive decline.
Wondering how much your medical care will cost? New rules could help
Long-lasting healthy changes: Doable and worthwhile
The sore throat checklist: What parents need to know
A new treatment for obesity
Remember the flu? Yep, it's that time again
3 ways to build brain-boosting social connections
Grandparenting: Ready to move for family?
Wondering about COVID-19 vaccines if you’re breastfeeding?
If you're breastfeeding, you may have questions about the COVID-19 vaccines. Experts agree that people who are breastfeeding should receive the vaccine to help them and their baby stay healthy. Get informed by consulting trusted health sources, and talking with your medical providers about your options.
Ban on harmful pesticide: What parents need to know
A different nonhormonal birth control option
Tooth loss truth: It’s no longer about the tooth fairy
Unvaccinated and misunderstood? Let’s talk
Level of health literacy affects treatment choice for slow-growing prostate cancer
Supporting a bullied middle schooler
FDA approves new autism diagnostic aid
Does HIPAA prohibit questions about vaccination?
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
Tempted to have genetic testing? First ask why
Free Healthbeat Signup
Get the latest in health news delivered to your inbox!