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Howard E. LeWine, MD

Chief Medical Editor, Harvard Health Publishing

Howard LeWine, M.D., is a practicing internist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Chief Medical Editor at Harvard Health Publishing, and editor in chief of Harvard Men’s Health Watch.

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Howard E. LeWine, MD

Getting closer to understanding how exercise keeps brains young

Howard E. LeWine, MD

Quitting smoking doesn’t have to mean big weight gain

Heart Health

Bypass surgery an “uncommon” cause of memory loss, cognitive decline

Cancer

Hidden cancer rarely causes out-of-the-blue clots in the bloodstream

Heart Health

Mild high blood pressure in young adults linked to heart problems later in life

Heart Health

Sweet dreams: eating chocolate prevents heart disease

Howard E. LeWine, MD

Ticks can transmit a new Lyme-like disease

Howard E. LeWine, MD

Can hospice care reduce depression in the bereaved?

Heart Health

Grip strength may provide clues to heart health

Cancer

Switching to a fiber-rich diet may lower colon cancer risk in blacks

Heart Health

Special MRI scan could identify stroke risk in people with atrial fibrillation

Howard E. LeWine, MD

Physical therapy as good as surgery and less risky for one type of lower back pain

Howard E. LeWine, MD

Early scans for back pain add cost but offer little benefit for seniors

Howard E. LeWine, MD

This year’s flu vaccine “disappointing” against main flu virus

Howard E. LeWine, MD

Millions of adults skip medications due to their high cost

Exercise & Fitness

Some exercise beats none; more is better

Howard E. LeWine, MD

People with type 1 diabetes are living longer

Howard E. LeWine, MD

Full bladder wakes 2 in 3 women at night

Cancer

Medicare says it will cover lung cancer scans for long-time smokers

Howard E. LeWine, MD

Bleeding risk from new blood thinner Pradaxa higher than first reported

Howard E. LeWine, MD

FDA approves weight-loss drug Contrave

Howard E. LeWine, MD

Low fat? Low carb? Almost any healthy diet can work for losing weight

Cancer

Many seniors get unnecessary and potentially harmful cancer tests

Howard E. LeWine, MD

Fist bump better than handshake for cleanliness

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