A doctor talks about: Screening mammography

The editor in chief of Harvard Women's Health Watch discusses the recommended changes in breast cancer screening guidelines and suggests that women should discuss their personal risk level with their doctors, and weigh the benefits of mammogram screening against the potential harms. More »

Essential tremor and how to manage it

Essential tremor is a condition that causes involuntary movement of the hands, and sometimes the head. It is often mistaken for Parkinson’s disease but is far more common. There are medications that help control the symptoms, and ways to make the tasks of daily living easier. More »

Preserving and improving memory as we age

As people age, it is normal to have concerns about maintaining good memory function, dementia or Alzheimer's disease. But significant memory loss that occurs among older people is not due to aging but to organic disorders, brain injury, or neurological illness. The good news: thanks to decades of research, there are various strategies we can use to protect and sharpen our minds. Here are several you might try. (Locked) More »