This report focuses primarily on osteoarthritis — the most common type of arthritis — which affects 27 million Americans. Many people believe it’s a crippling and inevitable part of growing old. But things are changing. Treatments are better, and plenty of people age well without much arthritis. If you have osteoarthritis, you can take steps to protect your joints, reduce discomfort, and improve mobility — all of which…Learn More »
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From the editors of the Harvard Health Letter. The following are links to online information mentioned in past issues of Harvard Health Letter or to extra information we couldn't fit into the printed version.
- British recommendations for prevention of delirium
- Delirium prevention tips for friends and family of patients
- Transcript of National Cancer Institute press briefing about the trial using CT scans to screen for lung cancer
- More on gout: Once kingly, now common
- More on Lyme disease: Cases of Lyme disease, state by state
- More on Lyme disease: Tick management handbook
- More on weight in old age: How is body-mass index calculated?
- Methylphenidate (Concerta, Ritalin) for executive function
- More on executive function: Six memory tips
- Sleep apnea: Video link
- Additional information about CT scans
- Additional information about cutting health care costs
- Additional information about vaccines
- Generic and brand-name drug inconsistencies
- Active commuting: It's a win-win-win - and more victories may be in store
- Glossary of exercise terms
- Why is exercise protective against cancer?
- New finding: Purrrvention
- Other pet-related diseases
- References for “Olfaction subtraction”
- References for “Our pet causes”
- References for “You don’t have to take a pill”
- References for “A recipe for long life and good health: Mediterranean eating”
- References for “Do we really need all that calcium?”
- References for “Finding ovarian cancer early”
- References for “Pain relief, opioids, and constipation”
- References for “Tattoos: Leaving their mark”
- Occlusive ingredients in moisturizers
- References for “HDL: Good and brainy”
- References for “Heads in the game”
- References for “Moisturizers: Do they work?”
- References for “Nutrition: Conversation with an expert”
- References for “Too much of a good thing”
- Active ingredients in selected cold medicines
- Excerpts from Vitamin C and the Common Cold by Linus Pauling
- Light therapy for conditions other than seasonal affective disorder
- References for “A SAD story: Seasonal affective disorder”
- References for “Human growth hormone”
- References for “In Brief: Getting well after Bell’s”
- References for “In Brief: Low-carb dieting: Slimmer but sadder?"
- References for “Vitamin E: Separate and unequal?”
- References for “Cold comfort”
- Air ambulance services with long-range jets that are certified by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (
- An under-the-tongue alternative to EpiPen
- Female life expectancy at 65 in selected countries
- Life expectancy gains in the United States, at age 65
- Life expectancy gains in the United States, at age 75
- Life expectancy gains in the United States, at birth
- Links to tinnitus Web sites
- Links to Web sites related to hearing and hearing loss
- Male life expectancy at 65 in selected countries
- More on stings and ACE inhibitors
- References to articles about Beethoven’s hearing problems
- Recognizing and treating basal cell carcinoma
- What does skin cancer look like?
- What is Mohs micrographic surgery
- Excerpt from Theodore Janeway’s study of high blood pressure and headaches, “A Clinical Study of Hypertensive Cardio
- Selected references for blood pressure and headaches
- Selected references for gallstones and gallbladder surgery article
- Selected references for hangover cures article
- Selected references for New Year’s resolutions article
- Selected references for patient safety article