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Harvard Health Blog
Read the latest posts from experts at Harvard Health Publishing covering a variety of health topics and perspectives on medical news.
Listening to your hunger cues
Published September 21, 2021
Does your child need to bathe every day?
Published September 20, 2021
Can flavonoids help fend off forgetfulness?
Published September 17, 2021
Can physical or cognitive activity prevent dementia?
Published September 16, 2021
The number of people worldwide with Alzheimer’s disease is predicted to climb drastically in the coming decades. Is there anything people can do to protect their cognitive health? New evidence from two studies shows that cognitive and physical activities can make a real difference in delaying the onset of cognitive decline.
Wondering how much your medical care will cost? New rules could help
Published September 15, 2021
Long-lasting healthy changes: Doable and worthwhile
Published September 14, 2021
The sore throat checklist: What parents need to know
Published September 13, 2021
A new treatment for obesity
Published September 10, 2021
Remember the flu? Yep, it's that time again
Published September 9, 2021
3 ways to build brain-boosting social connections
Published September 8, 2021
Grandparenting: Ready to move for family?
Published September 7, 2021
Wondering about COVID-19 vaccines if you’re breastfeeding?
Published September 3, 2021
If you're breastfeeding, you may have questions about the COVID-19 vaccines. Experts agree that people who are breastfeeding should receive the vaccine to help them and their baby stay healthy. Get informed by consulting trusted health sources, and talking with your medical providers about your options.
Ban on harmful pesticide: What parents need to know
Published September 1, 2021
A different nonhormonal birth control option
Published August 30, 2021
Tooth loss truth: It’s no longer about the tooth fairy
Published August 27, 2021
Unvaccinated and misunderstood? Let’s talk
Published August 25, 2021
Level of health literacy affects treatment choice for slow-growing prostate cancer
Published August 24, 2021
Supporting a bullied middle schooler
Published August 23, 2021
FDA approves new autism diagnostic aid
Published August 20, 2021
Does HIPAA prohibit questions about vaccination?
Published August 19, 2021
Privacy rules described in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) prevent disclosure of certain health information to unauthorized people without your permission. Here are the basics on what HIPAA does and doesn't allow –– including whether it's legal to ask and answer questions about COVID-19 vaccination status.
Back-to-school in 2021: Keeping children safe and well
Published August 18, 2021
Tempted to have genetic testing? First ask why
Published August 17, 2021
Looking out for diverticulitis
Published August 16, 2021
Air pollution: How to reduce harm to your health
Published August 13, 2021