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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.
I’ve had pain and burning near the entrance to my vagina for a
long time. My doctor says it’s probably vulvodynia. What can you
tell me about this condition? How is it treated?
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.
A study from Spain found that daily consumption of unsweetened
cocoa powder led to a reduction in inflammatory molecules linked
to heart disease.
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.