Ask the doctor: When should I begin exercising?

I?m a 23-year-old man who reads my mother's copy of the Harvard Health Letter. You often talk about how regular exercise improves health, particularly heart health. Since heart disease doesn't usually start until a man is in his 60s, at what age should I get serious about exercise? More »

Yoga for everyone

Chair yoga can help reduce heart rate, blood pressure, and anxiety, and it can boost strength, flexibility, and balance. More »

Build a better bladder

There are several types of incontinence. Treating them may be a matter of lifestyle change and physical therapy. Sometimes medication or surgery is needed. More »

Prescription pain pills: Worth the risks?

Opioids are powerful painkillers that block messages of pain to the brain and decrease the body's perception of discomfort. But taking opioids for four weeks or longer puts a person at risk for dependence and sometimes for addiction. (Locked) More »

Antidote for blood thinner's side effect

The FDA has approved idarucizumab (Praxbind), which may be able to reverse the effects of dabigatran (Pradaxa), a newer type of blood thinner that's had a rare side effect of uncontrolled bleeding during surgery or accidents. More »