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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.
COVID-19 vaccines: Safe and effective for American Indian and Alaskan Native communities
Published June 4, 2021
Should we track all breakthrough cases of COVID-19?
Published June 3, 2021
Period equity: What is it, why does it matter?
Published June 1, 2021
Common questions about medical cannabis
Published May 28, 2021
Mouth-watering summer fruits and vegetables to fill your plate
Published May 27, 2021
Pregnancy problems may predict heart health decades later
Published May 26, 2021
The pandemic isn’t over — particularly for people with disabilities
Published May 25, 2021
Sleep to solve a problem
Published May 24, 2021
Sickle cell disease: Ways to help teens and parents
Published May 21, 2021
Harvard Health Ad Watch: Aches, pains, and muscle cramps — do well-advertised remedies actually work?
Published May 19, 2021
Several heavily-advertised products that are applied to the skin claim to relieve muscle or joint pain, but are not regulated by the FDA, and none of them offers any solid scientific evidence to back up their claims. So are they worth trying?
Resistance bands: 3 great ways to build upper body strength
Published May 18, 2021
American Heart Association issues statement on cardiovascular side effects from hormonal therapy for prostate cancer
Published May 18, 2021
More movement, better memory
Published May 17, 2021
Improving access to hearing aids
Updated May 14, 2021
Can mindfulness change your brain?
Updated May 13, 2021
Five lifestyle factors that can help prevent gastroesophageal reflux disease
Updated May 12, 2021
Transient ischemic attacks: Varied symptoms, all important
Updated May 11, 2021
5 inflammation-fighting food swaps
Updated May 10, 2021
Inflammation can be a beneficial sign that the body’s immune system is fighting an infection, but it can also linger over time, damaging the body. There is evidence that eating a diet heavy in foods that promote inflammation can increase the risk for certain health problems, and also that a healthy diet can reduce inflammation.
Is IBD an underrecognized health problem in minority groups?
Published May 7, 2021
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a treatable condition once considered a disease that largely affects people who are white, although in recent years it has been diagnosed more often in other racial and ethnic groups, in the US and around the world. Recognizing this condition early can make a difference in care and quality of life.
Sickle cell disease in newborns and children: What families should know and do
Published May 6, 2021
Millions of people around the world have sickle cell disease, a genetic condition that can cause pain and damage to organs or tissues, and can make children more susceptible to other health problems. In the US, most cases are diagnosed through screening in newborns. Getting connected to the proper care early in a child’s life can help prevent complications from the disease.
COVID-19 vaccines for children and teens: What we do — and don’t — know
Updated May 5, 2021
Happy trails: Take a hike, now
Published May 4, 2021
After too much time spent indoors (and probably less active than is healthy), getting outside and taking a hike is a great way to get some exercise while enjoying nature. But before you hit the trail, make sure you’re well prepared.
Sleep well — and reduce your risk of dementia and death
Published May 3, 2021
Although it has been known for some time that individuals with dementia frequently have poor, fragmented sleep, two new studies suggest that if you don’t get enough sleep in midlife, you are at increased risk for dementia later in life.
COVID-19 vaccines and the LGBTQ+ community
Updated May 1, 2021