Harvard Medical School Commentaries on Health

Editor: Harvard Health Publications
Publication Year: 2014
Publisher: Harvard Health Publications

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: N/A
Category: Health & Medicine - Health
Image Count: 4
Book Status: Available
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Commentaries written by Harvard physicians on the questions that people face every day related to fitness, nutrition, parenting, heart health, mental health, men's and women's health.

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  • The 3, 6 and 9s of Healthy Fats
  • The ‘8 Glasses per Day’ Rule
  • The 10 Commandments of Cancer Prevention
  • 10 Flu Myths
  • 10 New Year's Resolutions for Good Health
  • 10 Osteoporosis Myths
  • 10 Ways To Make Your Recipes Healthier
  • 2006 Update on Childhood and Adolescent Immunizations
  • 2009 Immunization Schedule
  • 2010 Immunization Schedule
  • 2011 Immunization Schedule
  • Abdominal Obesity and Your Health
  • Accutane, Pregnancy, and Mental Health
  • Acne -- What Parents Need to Know
  • Acne And The Role Of Diet
  • Acupuncture for Erectile Dysfunction?
  • Adding a Pet to the Family
  • The Aerobic Side of Fitness
  • Age and Arthritis - Facts and Fiction
  • Air Pollution
  • Airing Out a Lung Cancer Myth
  • Airports - Avoid the High-Fat Food Trap
  • Alkaline Diets and Cancer: Fact or Fiction
  • All About Breastfeeding
  • Allergies: When Nuts Are Not Healthy
  • Alzheimer's Disease - Where Are We Today?
  • Am I Sexually Normal?
  • Anatomy 101
  • Anemia, Fatigue and Iron Deficiency: Facts and Myth
  • Angioplasty Or Bypass Graft Surgery?
  • The Angry Adolescent
  • Anti-Acid Medicines - Is Long-Term Use Safe?
  • Antibiotic Resistant Super Bugs
  • Anxiety and Heart Disease - What's the Connection?
  • Are All NSAIDs Dangerous?
  • Are All Steroids Bad?
  • Are Beans the Magical Food?
  • Are Beer And Wine Less Strong Than Liquor?
  • Are Energy Drinks Safe?
  • Are Moods and Behaviors Contagious?
  • Are Multivitamins Worth the Money?
  • Are You Due for an Oil Change?
  • Are You In, Out or Post-Menopause
  • Are You Paying Too Much for Your Heart Medications?
  • Are You Sick of Morning Sickness?
  • Are You Worried Well?
  • Are the New Stents Safe?
  • The Arguments Against Dietary Supplements
  • Arthritis - From Myth to Fact
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Attention Shoppers: Beware Of Health Claims
  • Autism - Act Early To Make a Difference
  • Autism and Older Fathers
  • Avoiding Heat-Related Illness
  • Baby Boomers and Hearing Loss
  • Baby Bottle Tooth Decay
  • Back To The Stone Age
  • Back to School Safety Tips
  • Balancing A Vegetarian Meal
  • Beat the Heat - Stay Hydrated!
  • Behavior Modification - Could it Help You Reach Your Weight-Management Goals?
  • The Benefits of Cooking with Your Kids
  • The Benefits of Probiotics
  • Best Bargain Bites
  • The Best Smartphone Apps to Stay Healthy
  • The Best Ways to Deal with a Fever
  • Biking and Sex - The ‘Vicious Cycle’
  • Birth-Control Pills 101
  • Bladder Cancer - Men at Risk
  • Blood Pressure and Your Brain
  • ’Body Art’ And Your Teen
  • Bone Up On Osteoporosis
  • Boosters for Antidepressant Treatment
  • Botox for Men of a Certain Age
  • Boy or Girl? Determining a Baby's Gender
  • Brain Medicine - Reach Out and Touch Someone
  • Brand Name vs. Generic Antidepressants: What's the Difference?
  • Breakfast…Don't Leave Home Without It
  • Breaking Down Bone Myths
  • Breast Problems in Men
  • Bringing Down Stress Levels
  • Broken Heart Syndrome
  • Built for Motion: Take Charge of Your Body!
  • Burning Calories with Exercise
  • Busting Myths About Your Stomach
  • CPR: Less Effective Than You Might Think
  • CT Scans of the Heart - Ready for Prime Time
  • CT Scans: The Next Wave in Heart Care
  • Calcium - The Food vs. Supplement Debate
  • Calling in the Replacements
  • Can Coffee Really Stunt Your Growth?
  • Can Diet Improve Arthritis Symptoms?
  • Can Exercise Be Bad for You?
  • Can Nutritional Supplements Enhance Athletic Performance? Part 1
  • Can Nutritional Supplements Enhance Athletic Performance? Part 2
  • Can Sex Be a Health Hazard?
  • Can Vitamin Supplements Protect Your Brain?
  • Can We Predict Height
  • Can You Become Addicted to Chocolate?
  • Can You Become Immune To Medications?
  • Can You Really Throw Your Back Out?
  • Can You Wear Out Your Joints?
  • Can Your Diet Affect Fertility?
  • Cancer Update: Two Studies Worth Heeding
  • Cancer's Fine Line
  • The Cancer, Sunshine and Vitamin D Connection
  • Car Safety Seats - Changes to Make Now
  • Car-Seat Safety
  • Carbohydrate Confusion
  • Carbohydrates - Good or Bad for You?
  • Cardiac Patients with Arthritis: Advice for the Post-Vioxx Era
  • Caregiver Stress: Is There Help for the Helpers?
  • The Case for Moderation
  • Caution - Grapefruit and Medication
  • Cautions About Reflux Relief
  • Celiac Disease - An Overlooked Disorder
  • Changes in the 2008 Immunization Schedule
  • Cherries for Gout - Myth or Marvel?
  • Child Abuse Prevention
  • Childhood Immunization Update - 2007
  • Children Attacking Other Children
  • Children and Breakfast - Follow Your Intuition
  • Children and Sleep: What Parents Need to Know
  • Children and Swimming Lessons - What Parents Should Know
  • Children and Teen Fitness
  • Children's Headaches - What Parents Need to Know
  • Chocolate - Health Boon or Bust?
  • Chocolate: Just another Sweetie or the Real Thing?
  • Choosing Your Six-Pack: Abdominal Muscles and Pot Bellies
  • Choosing a Babysitter - What Parents Need To Know
  • Choosing a Healthy Breakfast Cereal
  • Choosing a Medicare-Approved Drug Discount Card
  • Choosing a Preschool Program
  • Chronic Constipation: A Strain on health
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Names and Claims
  • Chronic Fatigue: When Exercise Makes You Feel Worse
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: It Takes Your Breath Away
  • Circulation Troubles: What Do They Mean?
  • Circumcision: What Parents Need To Know
  • Circumspection For Circumcision
  • Climate Change and Your Health
  • Clinical Trials Part II
  • Clinical Trials: Part I
  • Coffee - Grounds For Concern?
  • The Coffee Bean -- Not a Fiend
  • Combating the Fungus Among Us
  • Common Conditions with Misleading Symptoms
  • Common Versus Rare Conditions
  • Compulsive Buying - When Pleasure Turns to Pain
  • Computer Use And Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • The Concepts of Conception: What to Ignore about Getting Pregnant
  • Consternation About Constipation
  • Contain Yourself -- The Language of Your Body's Linings
  • Cramps: What They Are, What To Do
  • Cyberbullying
  • Dance Your Way to Fitness
  • A Dangerous Myth: It's Over-the-Counter, It Must Be Safe
  • Dealing With PMS
  • Dealing with Unintentional Weight Loss
  • Debating The Use Of Growth Hormone In Healthy But Short Children
  • Debunking the 50-50 Heart Disease Myth
  • December Holiday Safety Tips
  • Decoding Common Skin Conditions
  • Decoding Disease Names
  • Decoding Food Labels
  • Decoding the "Plasties"
  • Decoding the ‘-Omas’
  • Decrease your risk of falling
  • Defending Against Disease With an Anti-Inflammation Lifestyle
  • Depression in Children
  • Despite Benefit, Drug Prices Still High For Seniors
  • Detecting Heart Problems in Athletes
  • Detox Diets - Purification or Pure Fabrication?
  • Diet and ADHD
  • Diet and Age Related Macular Degeneration
  • Diet and Diverticulitis
  • Discount Prescription Drugs and Medicare
  • Disease-Fighting Phytonutrients
  • A Disease-Prevention Diet for Men
  • Dissolving the Mysteries of Salt
  • Distracted Driving - Fast Lane to Disaster
  • Dizziness - What Causes This Common Complaint?
  • Do Alternative Treatments and Vitamin Supplements Work?
  • Do Big Voices Need Big Bodies?
  • Do Kids Need Sports and Energy Drinks?
  • Do Personality Disorder Diagnoses matter?
  • Do Presidents Age Faster?
  • Do You Need C-Reactive Protein Testing?
  • Do Your Kids Have The Holiday ‘Gimmes’
  • Doctor, How Long Have I Got?
  • Does A Sneeze Mean Disease?
  • Does Being a ‘Lefty’ Affect Your Health?
  • Does Breast Size Matter
  • Does Breastfeeding Reduce the Risk of Allergies?
  • Does Diet Affect Cancer Recurrence?
  • Does Diet Play A Role In Arthritis?
  • Does Eating Late Make You Gain Weight?
  • Does Everyone Need Psychological Help After a Tragic Event?
  • Does Metabolism Matter in Weight Loss?
  • Does Milk Cause Prostate Cancer?
  • Does Money Motivate Healthy Behavior?
  • Does Nighttime Noshing Make You Fat?
  • Dogs - A Source of Love and Well-Being
  • Don't Be Sidelined By Exercise Injuries
  • Don't Be a Wheelchair Potato!
  • Don't Dismiss Dairy!
  • Don't Fall for These Skin Myths
  • Don't Let Osteoarthritis Keep You Down
  • Don't Let Your Exercise Routine Suffer the Bad Weather Blues!
  • Don't Make Your Vacation a Holiday From Exercise
  • Don't Overlook Vitamin K
  • (Don't Take Breast Cancer Lying Down Part 1)
  • (Don't Take Breast Cancer Lying Down Part 2)
  • The Downsides of Multitasking
  • Drinking and Driving: Keep Your Teens Safe
  • (Drug Therapy and Your Genes Part 1)
  • Drug-Coated Stents: A Revolution in Cardiac Care
  • ’Dys’ Can Help You Understand Your Doctor
  • Dysphagia -- "Medical Speak" for Trouble Swallowing
  • Ear Tubes - What Parents Need to Know
  • Eat Less to Live Longer
  • Eat Your Way to a Healthy Smile
  • Eating Disorders in Older Women
  • Eating Well, Thinking Straight
  • Eating and Swimming
  • Eating for Two
  • Ecstasy, Genetics, and Depression
  • Eggs - All They're Cracked Up To Be
  • The Emotional Strain of Infertility
  • End Your Weight Loss Struggles
  • Energy Drinks - Use Caution
  • Enjoy Guilt-Free Holiday Eating
  • Ensuring Happy Campers
  • (Erectile Dysfunction ED)
  • Erectile Dysfunction and Heart Disease: Surprising Bedfellows
  • Erectile Dysfunction: The Bad News and the Bad News
  • Exercise - No Pain, Big Gains
  • Exercise Is Always Good For You
  • Exercise and Mental Performance
  • Exercise and Your Menstrual Cycle: Does the Time of the Month Matter?
  • (Exercising During Pregnancy Part 1)
  • (Exercising During Pregnancy Part 2)
  • "Expired" Medicines: Are They Safe?
  • Exploring Medical Syndromes
  • Fabulous Fiber
  • Facing a High Risk for Breast Cancer
  • Fainting - Harmless or a Red Flag?
  • Fall Safety
  • Fat - Friend Or Foe?
  • Feet Matter
  • Fending Off Flu With Food
  • Fighting Childhood Obesity
  • Fighting Peripheral Arterial Disease Through Exercise
  • Financial Stress Affects Kids, Too
  • Fit and Fat -- Does it Matter
  • Fitness in the Sun
  • Five Tips for Healthy Restaurant Eating
  • Flu Vaccine: Who Should and Who Should Not Get the Shot
  • Fluid Replacement and Exercise
  • Folic Acid - Not Just for Pregnant Women
  • Food Preservatives: Reading the “Not-So-Fine” Print
  • The Food-Mood Connection
  • Foods That Fight Inflammation
  • Foot Fitness
  • For Alcohol Problems: Abstinence or Moderation?
  • For Health, Pair Fitness with Food
  • Forget What You Heard About Amnesia
  • Four Common Myths About Allergies
  • Four Food Myths - Busted
  • Fourth of July Safety Tips
  • A Free Program for Families Dealing with Mental Illness
  • The French Paradox - Should We Be More Like the French?
  • From Ulcers To Deodorant - Dispelling Teen Myths
  • Fruits And Veggies: Are Five Daily Servings Enough?
  • The Fusion of Good Taste and Good Nutrition
  • GERD - Heartburn and More
  • Gas: Beat the Bloat
  • Gastric Surgery - The Cure For Obesity
  • Gender Differences in Cardiac Care
  • Gender Matters in Health
  • Genetically Modified Foods - What's On Your Plate?
  • Get Your Body Back, Mommy
  • Get a Taste for Nutrition
  • Getting ‘Hyper’
  • Getting Over Dental Fears
  • Getting a Flu Shot - Will It Cause the Flu?
  • Getting the Best Value for Hypertension Medications
  • Give Your Kids A Safe Summer
  • Golf and Your Health
  • Good Nutrition in Bad Weather
  • Goosebumps
  • Gout - A Common Cause of Joint Pain
  • Groin Injuries And Your Voice
  • Growing Pains: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
  • Growing Pains
  • Guard Your Child Against Accidental Injuries
  • A Guide to Health Clubs
  • Guidelines For Treating Earaches In Children
  • Guys - Start Protecting Your Brain Now!
  • HDL Cholesterol - How To Get More of a Good Thing
  • HPV Vaccine - What Parents Need To Know
  • HPV Vaccine -- Important Information for Parents
  • (Hair Pulling Disorder Trichotillomania) - Is It Taken Too Lightly?
  • The Hair-Raising Myth About Shaving
  • A Hairy Situation
  • Halting Hypertension with a Healthy Diet
  • A Handful of Fingernail Myths
  • The Hazards Of Bathroom Seats
  • The Hazards of Hookah
  • Head Lice? No Need To Panic
  • Health Advice in Chat Rooms and on Bulletin Boards
  • Health And Safety Concerns At The Beauty Salon
  • Healthy Eating in Wintertime
  • Healthy Eating, Healthy Kids
  • Healthy Makeover for Mommy
  • Heard Any Good Fish Stories Lately?
  • Heart Disease & Depression - A Two-Way Street?
  • Heartburn Relief
  • Heat Wave-Don't Be a Seasonal Statistic
  • ’Helicopter Parenting’ -- When Too Much Help Is No Help
  • Help for Anxious Children
  • Help for Changing How You Think
  • Help for Couples Facing a Serious Illness
  • Help for Excessive Perspiration
  • Help for Insomnia
  • Helping Your Child Cope with a Disaster
  • Helping Your Child Sleep Independently
  • Helping Your Child Transition to Middle School
  • Helping Your Child With Homework
  • Helping a Widow Cope with Grief
  • Hernias - Three Questions You Need To Ask
  • Hidden Dangers of Over-the-Counter Cold and Allergy Medicines
  • High Cholesterol: Lowering Your Risk and Your Drug Bill
  • Highlight on Drugs: Stocking Your Medicine Cabinet
  • Hints for Safe Summer Eating
  • His and Her Vitamins - Smart Medicine or Marketing Ploy?
  • Holiday Food Safety for Your Kitchen
  • Holiday Time - Start Your Family Health History
  • Home Monitoring for Blood Thinners Comes of Age
  • Hot Seats, Laptops, Cell Phones and Sperm
  • How Aging Affects Male Sexuality
  • How Alcoholics Anonymous Works
  • How Diseases Come and Go
  • How Good Are the Drugs to Prevent and Treat the Flu
  • How Helpful Are Birthing Classes?
  • How Inhaling Helium Affects Your Voice
  • How Low Should Your Blood Pressure Be?
  • How Much Exercise Do You Need?
  • How Much Exercise Is Enough?
  • How Much of the Brain Do We Really Use?
  • How Often Should You Eat?
  • How Pets Affect Your Health
  • How Safe Is Your School?
  • How Sleep Affects Learning and Memory
  • How Sweet It Is! An Update on Artificial Sweeteners
  • How To Avoid Foodborne Illnesses
  • How To Eat and Drink for Long Workouts
  • How To Eat for Endurance Exercise
  • How To Get More Nutritional Bang for Your Buck
  • How To Handle A Seizure
  • How To Keep the Summer Bugs Away
  • How To Praise Your Kids
  • How To Prevent Flat Spots on Your Baby's Head
  • How To Prevent the Most Common Cause of Choking in Kids
  • How To Stay Young -- Really!
  • How Your Doctor Looks at Research: the Error Factor
  • How to Manage Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • How to Talk to Your Kids about Drugs
  • How to Understand When Your Doctor Talks Statistics
  • Human Growth Hormone and the Search for the Fountain Of Youth
  • Human Growth Hormone
  • Hypnosis - Mental Health Therapy
  • ’Hypo’-thetically Speaking
  • Hypoglycemia
  • ’I'm Such a Klutz!’
  • Immunization Updates for 2013
  • Immunizations Updates for 2012
  • The Importance of Play
  • The Importance of Reading to Your Child
  • The Importance of Recess
  • Improving Low Back Pain with Exercise
  • In Search of the Elusive Aphrodisiac: Sex, Food and Myth
  • The Influence Of Sugar On Childhood Behavior
  • Influenza -- Just the Flu?
  • Intermittent Explosive Disorder Grabs Attention
  • The Intestinal Infection Triggered by Antibiotics
  • Introducing Solid Foods: Eight Keys to Success
  • Iron - There's Nothing Small About This Micronutrient
  • Is Bariatric Surgery for You?
  • (Is Being Male Hazardous to Your Health? Intelihealth version)
  • Is Gout a Rich Person's Disease
  • Is Kissing Dangerous?
  • Is Splitting Pills Okay?
  • Is Your Child Getting Enough Sleep
  • Is a Man in Your Life Depressed
  • The Itch That Won't Go Away: How to Deal With Recurrent Vaginal Infections
  • Jaundice in Newborns: Common but Potentially Serious
  • Keep Your Child Safe around Pets in the Home or Classroom
  • Keep Your Digestive System in Shape
  • Keep Your Teen Driver Safe and Alive
  • Keeping - Or Not Keeping - Your Internet Use Under Control
  • Keeping Kids Safe - Without Scaring Them
  • Keeping Things Straight: Posture and Scoliosis
  • Keeping Up With Your New Year's Resolutions
  • Keeping Your Young Athlete Healthy and Happy
  • Key Fat for Your Health: Omega-3
  • Kids Snacks - Resisting the Lure of Cartoon Characters
  • Kids and Flu Shots -- What's New
  • The Latest Food and Nutrition Trends -- Worth the Money?
  • Learning Disabilities: What to Look for and What to Do
  • Learning From History
  • Learning How To Say ‘I'm Sorry.’
  • Leaving a Mark -- How and Why We Scar
  • Leeches: An Ancient Therapy Is Revived
  • Letting Go and Letting Your Brain Make the Decision
  • Licking Your Wounds
  • The Lie of Lie Detectors
  • Lifestyle Changes - Do They Work?
  • Lifting The Myth Off Hernias
  • Light Smoking - Unsafe in Any Dose
  • The Limits of Willpower
  • The Link Between ADHD and Sleep Problems
  • The Little Things We Do
  • Living Longer by Getting Fit
  • Living Well with Heart Failure
  • Living With Amiodarone
  • Living with Asthma: Help Your Child Breathe Easy
  • Losing Weight Helps Promote Cancer Survivorship
  • Low-Back Pain
  • Low-Carb, High-Protein Diets
  • Lower Your Blood Pressure With Exercise
  • Lower the "Bad" Cholesterol for Your Own Good
  • Lowering Drug Costs after Canada Dries Up
  • Lung Cancer - Is It Time To Start Screening?
  • Maggots and Wound Healing
  • A ‘Magnetic’ Approach to Treating Depression
  • Make the Most of Your Child's Doctor Visit
  • Making Sense Of Medical Warnings
  • Making Sense of Common Hormone Tests
  • Man to Man: The Metabolic Syndrome
  • Man to Man: Tips for a Healthy Summer
  • (Man-To-Man: The “Weaker” Sex Is Healthier original)
  • Managing Diabetes Through Exercise
  • Managing Emotional Eating
  • Managing Sibling Rivalry
  • The Many Faces of Heart Disease
  • Many Ways to Say Normal
  • Mastering the Mindful Meal
  • Math in Medicine: Know Your ‘Rithmetic
  • Meat Labels - What Do They Really Mean?
  • Meat or Beans -- Which Has the Biggest Nutritional Payoff?
  • Medical Doctors Versus Spin Doctors: Sorting Through Conflicting Information
  • Medical Enemy #1: Heart Disease
  • Medical Myth Prevention --- Understanding Medical News
  • Medical Myths Die Hard
  • Medical Myths: Does Food Cause Ulcers?
  • Medical Terminology - When Size Matters
  • Medical Terminology -- Blood Vessel Disease
  • Medical Terminology -- The Case For Accuracy
  • Medical Test Results: Are You Normal, and Is That a Good Thing?
  • Mediterranean Eating: A Myriad of Benefits
  • Men - Protect Yourself from Deep Venous Thrombosis
  • Men - Respect Your Blood Pressure
  • Men -- How Much Water Do You Need?
  • Men and Headaches
  • Menopause Makeover
  • Menstrual Synchrony
  • Mental Distress: Where Do You Turn for Help?
  • The Mental Health Benefits of Expressive Writing
  • The Mental Health Benefits of Gratitude
  • Mental Illness and Violence
  • The Mercury Myth
  • Metabolic Syndrome - Lifestyle Changes Are Key
  • The Metabolic Syndrome: A Menace to Men's Health
  • Milk Myths
  • Mixing Antibiotics and Alcohol
  • Monitoring the Media, On-Screen and Online
  • A More Rational Approach to Dietary Supplements
  • Motivating Behavior Change
  • Move for the Cure: Exercise to Lose Weight
  • My Left or Yours? Describing Locations in Medicine
  • Mysterious Acronyms
  • The Mystery of Muscle Relaxation
  • The Mystery of the ‘Opathies’
  • The Myth and Mystery of Hiccups
  • The Myth of 98.6
  • The Myth of Bags Under the Eyes
  • The Myth of Multitasking
  • The Myth of Stress and Hair Color
  • The Myth of the First Time
  • Myth: Modern Medicine is Wiping Out Disability
  • Myths About Snoring
  • Myths About Vision
  • Myths about Your Incredible Head
  • The Naked Truth About Baldness
  • Name That Drug
  • Nasal Allergies - Nothing To Sneeze At
  • Natural Disasters -- Sources of Disease?
  • Navigating the Supermarket: No GPS Needed
  • Nearing a Cancer Cure?
  • Never Too Old or Frail to Exercise
  • New Advice About Giving Solid Foods to Infants
  • New Approaches to Hot Flashes in Men
  • A New Clue to Bipolar Disorder
  • A New Diet To Manage Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • The New Dietary Guidelines - Good Advice for Men
  • The New Hypertension Guidelines: What They Mean For You
  • New Moms: Welcome Relief from Hand Pain
  • New Preventive Health Guidelines for Children
  • New Year's Resolutions Your Kids Can Make
  • New Year's Resolutions for Cardiac Patients
  • New vaccines: The long road to official recommendation
  • Newer But Perhaps Not Better
  • Nightmares and Other Sleep Disturbances
  • Nighttime Overeating
  • No Match For Tick Removal
  • Nocebo -- The Dark Side of the Placebo Effect
  • Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity -- A GI Disorder of Its Own
  • Nosebleeds - Separating Fact From Fiction
  • Not So Fast: Why Your Doctor Is Skeptical
  • Now Hear This - Noise Can Make You Deaf
  • Nurturing A Child's Creativity
  • Nutrients: Can You Have Too Much of A Good Thing?
  • Nutrition and Aging
  • Nutrition: The Mediterranean Diet
  • Nuts and Your Health -- Cracking Old Myths
  • Obesity Surgery: Is It for You?
  • Obesity: How Can We Help Our Kids?
  • (Oh Nutritious) Nuts!
  • Old Age: It's Tough, But It Won't Kill You
  • The Organic Advantage
  • Organizing Your Lifestyle
  • Organs With Plenty To Spare
  • The Origin of Medical Myths
  • The ‘-Osis’ Diagnosis
  • Osteoporosis and Exercise
  • Our Mothers, Ourselves: Protecting Against Heart Disease
  • Over-the-Counter Drug Labels
  • Overcoming Cocaine or Stimulant Addiction
  • Overcoming Insomnia
  • Overcoming Scary Memories
  • Overtraining: When Pushing Hard Is Harmful
  • PSA -- Old Controversies, New Results
  • PSA Quiz
  • Pain, Anxiety, and Depression - A Challenging Trio to Treat
  • The "Paleo Diet" -- Back to the Stone Age?
  • Panic Attacks-Just Nerves?
  • A Parent's Life
  • Parenting to Prevent Obesity
  • Parents, How Much Do You Know About Inhalants?
  • Passionate About Your Coffee? Me Too.
  • Peanut Allergy-when snacks can be deadly
  • The Peanut Butter Puzzle
  • (The Perfect Diet Really!)
  • Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Pesky Produce Pesticides
  • Pheromones: The Scent of Sex
  • Phosphorus - Backbone to Healthy Bones
  • Phytonutrients for Fall
  • Phytonutrients: Prevention in a Plant
  • Picking A Pediatrician
  • Picking the Best and Safest Toys - Read This Before You Shop
  • Placebos -- What Your Doctor Is or Isn't Saying
  • The Pleasure of Improvising
  • Plyometric Exercise
  • Poinsettia, Mistletoe and Other “Dangers” of The Holidays
  • Pool Rules
  • The Pope and End of Life Choices
  • Positive Psychology
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • The Postpartum Period -- Your ‘Fourth’ Trimester
  • Power Lines And Your Health
  • Praying for Health
  • Pregnancy after weight-loss surgery
  • Premature Ejaculation
  • Preparing for Your Daughter's First Period
  • Prescription-Drug Costs On the Way Up Again
  • Prevent Accidental Poisonings
  • Prevent Drowning - Four Keys to Protect Your Child
  • Preventing Cancer Is More Possible Than You Think
  • Preventing Cyberbullying
  • Preventing Depression in Adolescents
  • Preventing Heart Disease: What Parents Need to Know
  • Preventing Shoulder Injuries
  • Preventing Teen Pregnancy
  • The Problem with Painkillers
  • Produce Safety
  • The Promise and Pitfalls of Patient Empowerment
  • Promoting a Healthy Body Image
  • The Pros and Cons of Medical Tests
  • Protect Your Child's Sight
  • Protect Your Colon From Diverticular Disease
  • Protect Yourself From Glaucoma
  • Protecting Children From Sexual Abuse
  • Protecting Your Kids From Colds and Flu
  • Protecting Your Kids’ Hearing
  • Protecting Yourself against Drug ‘Cost Shifting’
  • Psoriasis - More Than Skin Deep
  • Psychiatric Treatment for Preschoolers
  • The Psychological Impact of Infertility and its Treatment
  • Psychotherapy That Helps Your Mind and Your Emotions
  • Putting the apple-a-day adage to the test
  • Q&A -- The New Cholesterol Guidelines
  • The Question of Cosmetic Plastic Surgery
  • The Quick And Dirty On Tetanus
  • RSV, Bronchiolitis and Colds
  • Radiation and Your Health
  • Radon: What Do You Need To Know
  • Raising Your "Good" Cholesterol
  • Raw Food Diet - Good for Your Health?
  • Reaching the Limits of Exercise
  • Reading Your Medical Record
  • The Real Dangers Of Lightning
  • Real-Time Medical Care
  • Recommit to Your New Year's Resolutions
  • Reduce Your Risk for Pre-Diabetes
  • Relief From Hay Fever
  • Relief for Restless Legs Syndrome
  • Remembering As a Form of Therapy
  • Rescue Your Knees
  • Reshaping Medicare: Winners and Losers
  • Resveratrol - A Fountain of Youth?
  • Retrain Your Brain To Love Exercise!
  • Returning to Exercise After Injury
  • Rewarding Smokers To Help Them Quit
  • The ‘Ripening’ of Cataracts
  • Running and Your Joints
  • SIDS -- What Parents Need To Know
  • Safe Use of Over-the-Counter Pain Relievers
  • Safe summer grilling tips
  • Salt and Kids -- What Parents Need To Know
  • Same-Sex Parenting and Marriage -- What the Experts Say
  • Same-Sex Parenting: Pediatric Experts Weigh In
  • Saunas and Your Health
  • Savor the Flavor of Locally Grown Food
  • Schizophrenia Treatment: Not by Drugs Alone
  • A Scorecard on Supplements
  • Secondhand Smoke - What Parents Need to Know
  • Selecting a Fitness Center
  • Sending Your Child Off to College
  • Separation Anxiety: How To Help Your Child Be Independent
  • Seven Ways To Get The Most From Your Health-Care Dollar
  • The Sexualization of Girls
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections in Men: Prevention Comes First
  • Shingles -- A Painful Rash and More
  • Shortcuts to Fitness - Do They Work?
  • Should I Have a CT of My Heart?
  • ’Should I Have a PSA Test?’
  • Should People With High Blood Pressure Take Statins?
  • Should You Avoid Dairy Foods When You're Sick?
  • Should You Weigh Every Day?
  • Should the FDA Be Tougher on Drug Approvals?
  • Side Effects And Allergic Reactions To Medications
  • Sleep - Can You Get Too Much of a Good Thing?
  • Sleep Apnea: A Stealthy Cause of Depression
  • Sleep and Mental Health
  • Sleep: What's Going on Behind That Shut-Eye?
  • Smart Sun Protection for Kids
  • Smoking Cessation - New Ways To Quit
  • Smoking and Dementia
  • So Many Milks, So Many Choices
  • Social Media - A Brief Guide for Parents
  • Sometimes It's ‘I Don't Know’
  • Soy: Friend or Foe?
  • (Special Harvard Commentary: Bird Avian) Flu
  • Special Harvard Commentary: First SARS, And Now Bird Flu
  • Special Harvard Commentary: Stem Cells 101
  • Spin Your Way to Fitness
  • Spring Safety
  • Springtime Allergy Relief for Kids
  • Stevia - The Zero-Calorie, All-Natural Sweetener
  • (Stocking Your Medicine Cabinet Part 1)
  • (Stocking Your Medicine Cabinet Part 2)
  • (Stocking Your Medicine Cabinet Part 3)
  • Stomach Growling and Other Bodily Noises
  • Stonewall Kidney Stone Formation
  • Stormy Weather - Shocking Summer Hazards
  • Strattera and Suicide Risk
  • Strength Training for All Ages
  • Stress and Your Stomach
  • Stretching To Stay Flexible
  • Stuttering -- A Surprisingly Common Problem
  • Sugar's Role in Diabetes
  • Summer Safety
  • Sunscreens: New Rules For Parents
  • Sunshine, Tea and Tomatoes: Can They Prevent Cancer?
  • Super Charge Your Summer Meals
  • Survival Guide for Kids’ Colds - Managing Without Medication
  • Surviving Baby's First Year: You Can Do It!
  • Surviving Our Supersized Society
  • Surviving Pregnancy Bed Rest
  • Surviving the Spring Sniffles
  • Swallowing Seeds - The Seeds of Worry
  • The Sweet and Sour Facts About Sweeteners
  • Swine Flu and Bird Flu: Questions and Answers from Harvard Medical School
  • Swine Flu: Questions and Answers from Harvard Medical School
  • Symptoms - Location, Location, Location
  • Take Care of Your Child's Oral Health
  • Take the Sneeze and Wheeze Out of Exercise
  • Taking An Individualized Approach To Your Heart Care
  • Taking Baby Out And About
  • Taking on the School Bullies
  • Taking the Bite Out of Mosquitoes
  • Taking the Pain Out of Pain Relievers
  • Talk To Your Child About Tobacco
  • Talking to Children About Death
  • Talking to Children About Illness
  • Talking to Children About Social Media
  • Talking to Kids About the Birds and the Bees
  • Talking to Your Kids about Marijuana
  • Tantrums - Understanding, Preventing and Surviving Them
  • Tap Water or Bottled?
  • Teaching Gratitude this Holiday Season -- And All Year Long
  • Tech Speak
  • Teen Pregnancy Prevention
  • Teens and Tanning - What Parents Need To Know
  • Teens: Respecting Their Health Privacy
  • Testosterone - The ‘Heart’ of the Matter
  • Testosterone - What It Does And Doesn't Do
  • Tests You May Not Need
  • (Texting and Teens - A Pediatrician and Mom) Speaks Out
  • Three Great Reasons to Snack
  • Three Threes for A Healthy New Year
  • Thumb-Sucking - When and How To Stop It
  • Tighten Those Abs!
  • Time To Stop Just Saying No
  • Tips for Parents for a Happy, Healthy New Year
  • Tips for a Safe Halloween
  • To Keep Kids Healthy, Adults Need Immunizations, Too!
  • To Treat Depression, Take Action
  • Toads And Frogs - Friend Or Foe?
  • Top Five Digestion Misconceptions
  • Top Ten Things That Don't Cause Arthritis
  • Trans-Fats Now Standard on Food Labels
  • Traveling with kids
  • Treating Addictions - Act Sober
  • Treating Depression During Pregnancy
  • Treating Depression with Exercise
  • Treating High Blood Pressure - Are Two Drugs Better Than One?
  • Treating Mild or Moderate Depression Without Drugs
  • Treating Seasonal Affective Disorder
  • Treating a Source of Violence -- Intermittent Explosive Disorder
  • Treatments for Pathological Gambling
  • Tricks of the Trade: What To Do if Your Child Won't Take Medicines
  • The Truth About Altruism
  • The Truth About Premarital Blood Testing
  • The Turkey Coma - Fact or Fiction?
  • Twelve Myths About Pregnancy
  • Twisted Medicine
  • Type 2 Diabetes in Children: A Growing Problem
  • The Ultimate Natural Remedy
  • Uncertainty and the Gold Standard
  • Understanding Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms
  • Understanding Bias In Mental Health Professionals
  • Understanding Organic Foods
  • Understanding Why Your Doctor Says “No”
  • Understanding Your Prescription Slip
  • Understanding the Adolescent Brain
  • Understanding the Glycemic Index
  • Understanding the Placebo Response
  • Understanding the Stigma of Mental Illness
  • The Unexpected Benefits of ‘Bad’ Habits
  • Unraveling the Mysteries of PCOS
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  • Update on Gout
  • The Ups and Downs of Body Temperature
  • Useless Organs
  • Using Spirituality To Ease the Mind
  • Vagus Nerve Stimulation: Does It Help Depression?
  • The Value of Ginkgo
  • The Value of Long-Term Talk Therapy
  • Varenicline for Quitting Smoking: Benefits and Risks
  • Video Games - What Parents Need To Know
  • Video Games -- What Parents Need To Know
  • Violent Video Games: Harmful or Not?
  • Vitamin D - Don't Get Caught ‘D-ficient’
  • Vitamin D - What Parents Need To Know
  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin E Supplements: RIP
  • Vitamin Supplements: Are They for Everyone?
  • Vitamin Therapy: A Good Idea?
  • Walking - Getting the Respect it Deserves
  • Walking Or Jogging: Which Is Best for You?
  • (Watch Out For Whooping Cough aka Pertussis)
  • Watch Out for Rabies - It Could Happen to You!
  • Water Fitness
  • What Are The Odds? Understanding Risk
  • What Are You Yawning About?
  • What Does It Mean To Be Anovulatory
  • What Does PROVE-IT Prove for Your Heart?
  • What I've Learned by Listening
  • What It Means To Be "Double-Jointed"
  • What Makes a Disease Real?
  • What Makes a Drug a Drug?
  • What Makes a Good Doctor?
  • What Parents Should Know About Organic Foods
  • What Should Your LDL Cholesterol Be?
  • What Should Your LDL Cholesterol Be?
  • What You Can Do About the Flu
  • What You Need to Know About Fibroids
  • What You Really Get Out of a Routine Physical
  • What Your Doctor Doesn't Know
  • What Your Doctor is Reading: August 2005
  • What Your Doctor is Reading
  • What Your Doctor is Saying: A Day in the Life
  • What Your Doctor is Saying: Clarifying Your Condition
  • What Your Doctor is Saying: Inflammatory Words
  • What Your Doctor is Saying: Name That Disease
  • What Your Doctor is Saying: The Excluding Language of Medicine
  • What does it take to be a satisfied retired man?
  • When Older Kids Have Tantrums
  • When Should a Child Get a Cell Phone?
  • When Striving for Perfection Is a Problem
  • When The Heart Can't Relax
  • When There's Blood in Your Urine
  • When Wrong Advice Is Good News
  • When Your Doctor Is Vague
  • When a Child Refuses To Go to School
  • When the Lights Go Out
  • When the Research Doctor Says, "More Study Needed"
  • Whether Weather Matters for Arthritis
  • Which Antidepressant Is Right for You?
  • Who Needs a Gluten-Free Diet?
  • Who Really Benefits From Sports Drinks
  • Who's Who in Your Health Care, Part 1: In the Hospital
  • Who's Who in Your Health Care, Part 2: Non-M.D.s
  • Who's Who in Your Health Care, Part 2: Non-M.D.s
  • Whole Foods: Not Just a Grocery Store
  • Whole Wheat White bread?
  • ’Whole-Body’ MRI - A Good Stocking Stuffer This Holiday?
  • Why Angioplasty May Not Be Right For You
  • Why Buying Prescription Drugs in Canada Won't Work
  • Why Certain Blood-Pressure Drugs Are Not Your Doctor's First Choice
  • Why Timing Is Important in Medicine
  • Why Your Child Needs a Flu Shot
  • Why do we get hangovers?
  • Will A Beer Really Quench That Summer Thirst?
  • Winning the Fluid Game
  • Winter Safety Tips for Kids
  • Woman to Woman: The Experience of Miscarriage
  • Women and Sleep: Not Always the Best of Friends
  • Women's Health: Could The Problem Be Hormonal?
  • Working and Breastfeeding
  • Yikes, Lice!
  • Yoga - Benefits Beyond the Mat
  • Yoga - Reduce Stress and Improve Your Mood
  • Yoga for the Body and Mind
  • (You Make Me Feel Like) A "Natural" Woman
  • (Your Genes and Drug Therapy Part 2 of 2)
  • Your Guide to Statin Drugs