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  • 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'...
  • Harvard Medical School fined $24,036 for animal welfare violations

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture fined Harvard Medical School $24,036 on Wednesday for 11 Animal Welfare Act violations, including four animal deaths, from February 2011 through July 2012. The government’s decision to fine the university wraps...
  • Dr. Theodore H. Wilson Jr., Union Memorial chief of surgery

    Dr. Theodore H. Wilson Jr., Union Memorial chief of surgery
    Dr. Theodore H. Wilson Jr., former chief of surgery at Union Memorial Hospital who earlier had been chief of surgery at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda and a captain in the Navy Medical Corps, died Monday of cancer at the Broadmead...
  • Simple changes can help you fall asleep without drugs

    Q: I have a hard time falling asleep. I tried an over-the-counter sleep drug, but I didn't like the way it made me feel the next morning. I don't want to take anymore drugs. What can I do naturally to help me fall asleep? A: Too often, people reach for a...
  • Exercise can help people with diabetes profoundly reduce their medication loads

    Exercise can help people with diabetes profoundly reduce their medication loads
    When Jay Smith fell off his jogging routine, he gained 25 pounds and saw his average blood sugar level climb into dangerous territory. So Smith, a 48-year-old Type 1 diabetic, did what many people do when they need to get in shape: He began a diet and...
  • Say "thank you," it's good for your health

     
    If you're not feeling too well this morning, I suggest you take a moment to look closely at your current reality and appreciate what you have to be grateful for. According to Harvard Medical School and the work of several researchers nationwide, being...
  • After breast cancer, high-fat dairy foods raise risk of death

    After breast cancer, high-fat dairy foods raise risk of death
    Women who have ever had breast cancer might want to back away from the brie, the butter and the black cherry (and every other flavor) ice cream. According to a study of 1,893 women, breast cancer survivors who average as little as one serving per day of...
  • Study: Can Exercise Weaken A Tumor Or Slow Its Growth?

    Could exercise and mindfulness slow the growth of breast cancer tumors? A study by Yale's medical and public health schools now under way in partnership with the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute aims to answer that question. Researchers at the Breast Center...
  • Is sleep deprivation the reason the Romney campaign is blowing it?

    "Saturday Night Live" opened its new season with a sketch in which President Obama acknowledges that "things aren't great, the economy's in the tank" and "the job market is horrible," but says he's not worried because his campaign has a "secret weapon" to...
  • Obamacare is just the beginning

    The narrow survival of the Affordable Care Act last week was certainly cause for celebration. But as the jubilation subsides, it's important to realize that having avoided what would have been a giant step backward doesn't mean we've taken a giant step...
  • Bipartisanship begins with seeing the other side's humanity

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- One convention down, one to go. To borrow from a more successful Clint Eastwood appearance: It's halftime in America. It was certainly an amazing week in Tampa, and I'm not talking about empty chairs -- or empty suits or empty speeches....