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  • Hospitals focus on preparedness as risk of Ebola spread increases

    Hospitals focus on preparedness as risk of Ebola spread increases
    As health officials fail to contain West Africa's Ebola outbreak, recent scares at two Baltimore-area hospitals highlight the need for hospitals here and across the United States to prepare space and equipment for what some consider inevitable — the...
  • Are expired medications still safe?

    Are expired medications still safe?
    It is 2 a.m. and that cough and stuffy nose you have been battling is still keeping you up. You reach for the nighttime cold relief medicine only to find it expired a few months ago. If you take a dose to ease your symptoms, will you be putting yourself...
  • Rashi Fein dies at 88; economist considered a father of Medicare

    Rashi Fein dies at 88; economist considered a father of Medicare
    Rashi Fein, a Harvard economist considered one of the fathers of Medicare, who threw his intellectual and moral weight behind full, affordable healthcare for nearly seven decades, stretching from the Truman administration to the Obama presidency, died...
  • Fall vaccination roundup: Consider protection against flu, shingles, pneumonia and tetanus

    Source: Harvard Health Letter Now that autumn has arrived coming, it's time to prepare for your annual flu shot. But are there other shots you should consider to maintain good health? "It's worth reviewing the recommended immunizations with your primary...
  • Don't Let Insurers Kill Doctor-Patient Relationships

    The Oct. 2 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine had an article “Rethinking the Social History” that emphasized how important it is for doctors to know and acknowledge the social backgrounds of their patients because establishing a...
  • The Medicine Cabinet-Ask the Harvard Experts: As yet, there's no genetic test for schizophrenia

    Q: My husband has schizophrenia. We'd like to have children someday, but we're concerned about the risks of passing on mental illness to our children. Are there genetic tests available? If not, what are the risks? A: Your concerns are well-founded. The...
  • Jackson Lab Opens To Praise By Scientists

    Jackson Lab Opens To Praise By Scientists
    — Top geneticists from Harvard and the National Institutes of Health in Washington D.C. joined Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and others Tuesday in opening the Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine. The new nonprofit research center and the state of...
  • The health benefits of knitting

    The health benefits of knitting
    As autumnal breezes rustle browning trees, a comfy couch by the hearth soon could become your regular after-work destination. But before you plop down, experts recommend you find a hand-based craft such as knitting or crocheting to keep spirits high...
  • Jackson Lab Director Passed Over For Nobel Prize

    Jackson Lab Director Passed Over For Nobel Prize
    — Charles Lee and his collaborators were strong contenders in the eyes of prognosticators at Thomson Reuters, but he and his team did not win the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine announced early Monday morning. Instead, the Nobel Prize in...
  • Prioritize exercise to fight fatigue, depression after breast cancer treatment

    Prioritize exercise to fight fatigue, depression after breast cancer treatment
    While going through treatment for breast cancer, many women are nauseated, sore, hormonal and cranky — and exercising is not on the top of their to-do list. But doctors are recommending that they prioritize it to increase their chances of...
  • The fishy origins of the fish oil craze

    In the 1970s, a pair of Danish researchers ventured north of the Arctic Circle and into medical lore. Studying a scattered Inuit population, they concluded that eating plenty of fish and other marine animals protected this group from heart disease. The...