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  • The Medicine Cabinet-Ask the Harvard Experts: Lyme disease is curable, but complications can occur

    Q: Can Lyme disease be cured? A: Yes, an infection with the bacteria that causes Lyme disease can be cured. In fact, nearly everyone with the condition improves quickly after starting antibiotics and is cured within a few weeks. But there are some...
  • The Medicine Cabinet-Ask the Harvard Experts: Treating depression and anxiety can aid pain relief

    Q: Can pain be caused by depression and anxiety? A: People with depression and anxiety do experience more pain than average. We don't know the exact cause. But we do know that pain can be more severe or last longer. And it can be harder to treat. Up...
  • Checking blood pressure at home pays off

    By Heidi Godman, Executive Editor,Harvard Health Letter Harvard Health Blog Do-it-yourselfers, take heart. Here's something else to do at home that can have a substantial benefit on your health: measure your blood pressure. It's easy, inexpensive, and...
  • Married cancer patients fare better: Can you put that in a pill?

    Married cancer patients fare better: Can you put that in a pill?
    Married people who are diagnosed with the most common types of cancer are 20% less likely to die than patients who are single – and depending on the type of cancer they have, their odds of dying may be reduced by as much as 33%, new research shows....
  • Take simple precautions to prevent injuries when you exercise

    Whether you've been exercising for years or are just starting a fitness program, it's important to avoid injuries so you can keep moving toward your fitness goals. We become more vulnerable to injuries as we get older, in part because we're less agile...
  • A dog could be your heart's best friend

    Harvard Health Blog My twice-daily walks with my border collie, Clair DeNoon, are the highlights of my day. A new report from the American Heart Association will put an extra spring in my steps on these walks. It turns out that having a canine...
  • The Medicine Cabinet-Ask the Harvard Experts: Auditory processing disorder can be difficult to diagnose

    Q: My 7-year-old son was recently diagnosed with auditory processing disorder. What can you tell me about this problem, and is this something he will outgrow? A: Here's what being diagnosed with auditory processing disorder means: While your son's...
  • Getting back to exercise after illness: Let symptoms be your guide

    Q: When you've have a cold or the flu, how do you know when it's safe to continue a routine exercise program? A: Those who work hard to keep up a regular exercise program -- during or just after illness -- often ask this question. It's important to...
  • No new blood thinner for heart valves yet

    Q: I had a heart valve replacement 12 years ago. I need to take warfarin to avoid blood clots on the valve. I have been reading about the newer blood thinners that don't require regular blood tests. I am tired of so many blood tests. Can I ask my doctor...
  • Over-the-counter treatment not an option for genital warts

    Q: I have genital warts, both on the penis and anus. What treatments are available? A: Warts are caused by infection with human papillomavirus (HPV). There are many different strains of papillomavirus. Most warts do not cause cancer, but certain...
  • The Medicine Cabinet-Ask the Harvard Experts: Hypnosis can be a useful element of anti-anxiety therapy

    Q: Is hypnotherapy effective for generalized anxiety and panic disorders? A: Hypnosis is not just a parlor trick. When taken seriously, it is an effective relaxation technique. And some people say it helps manage their anxiety. Here's how it works: You'...