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  • The Medicine Cabinet-Ask the Harvard Experts: Hypnosis can be a helpful relaxation technique to manage anxiety

    Q: Is hypnotherapy effective for generalized anxiety and panic disorders? A: Hypnosis is an interesting treatment that sometimes seems like magic. But it isn't magic; it's a kind of relaxation technique. Some people can use it to manage anxiety. How...
  • Volunteering can be good for both mind and body

    The upcoming holiday season may inspire you to volunteer your time and talent to a deserving cause or person. And it's a gift that will come right back to you. Science backs the mood-boosting benefits of being of service to others. "We grow up learning...
  • The Medicine Cabinet-Ask the Harvard Experts: With even some generics rising in price, explore ways to cut your drug costs

    Q: Recently, my doctor prescribed a 10-day course of doxycycline. I always ask for a generic since I need to pay full price. I was shocked when the pharmacist said it would be almost $65. I took this medication three years ago and I think it cost me...
  • The Medicine Cabinet-Ask the Harvard Experts: Inflamed tongue can have many causes

    Q: Recently, my tongue has become red and very sensitive. What might cause this? A: Your tongue is likely inflamed. Doctors call this glossitis. Many things can irritate the surface of your tongue, including tobacco products, toothpaste, mouthwash and...
  • Seek guidance to pick the right hearing aid for you

    How many times during recent conversations have you said, "What?" or "Excuse me?" or "Speak up!" If the answer is, "More than occasionally," then your hearing may be impaired. Many men who could benefit from a hearing aid don't use one. One common hurdle...
  • Seek help for thinning hair and hair loss

    Your hair is an important part of your self-image, and if you start to lose it--as up to 60 percent of us eventually do--the loss can be devastating. Throughout our lives, we regularly shed 50 to 100 strands a day, and that process accelerates as we get...
  • CT Man's Battle With Breast Cancer Lives On Through Documentary

     CT Man's Battle With Breast Cancer Lives On Through Documentary
    Bill Becker never stopped believing that he would beat breast cancer. After he was diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer in 2011, Becker, a Bridgeport resident, became a vocal advocate for awareness and research of the disease in men. Together with Bob...
  • Use these 4 simple strategies to cut your drug spending

    Trying to save money on prescription drugs can be enough to make you reach for the pain pills. Navigating the annual changes to your health plan, figuring out insurance co-pays, and finding the pharmacy with the best buys can be daunting. And if you're on...
  • The Medicine Cabinet-Ask the Harvard Experts: Sugar-for-sweetener swap could backfire

    Q: More and more nutrition advice seems to be anti-sugar these days. So are artificial sweeteners a good alternative? A: Sugar in all its forms may be the single most important dietary cause of obesity and heart disease in the American diet today....
  • The Medicine Cabinet-Ask the Harvard Experts: Drug therapy can vary following insertion of a stent

    Q: I had angioplasty of two coronary arteries 18 months ago. I take aspirin and clopidogrel (Plavix) daily. Will I always need to take both drugs? A: After a blocked heart artery is opened with a balloon, a wire mesh called a stent is left behind to keep...
  • Asking questions will help make dad's hospitalization go smoothly

    Q: My dad is 79. I make sure he takes his medicines every day. He's going in the hospital for surgery and I'm concerned about him getting the right medicines. Is there something I can do? And what other ways can I help keep him safe? A: Hospitals have...