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  • Consumer Reports: The truth behind the hype of weight-loss shortcuts

    Admit it: When it comes to weight loss, we all want a shortcut, anything easier than good old-fashioned diet and exercise, says ShopSmart, the shopping magazine from the publisher of Consumer Reports. And thanks to medical advances, lots of tempting...
  • Creating a 'genetic firewall' for GMOs

    Creating a 'genetic firewall' for GMOs
    Synthetic amino acids may one day allow scientists to create "genetic firewalls" that prevent GMO crops or animals from escaping into the wild and causing environmental damage, according to Harvard and Yale researchers. On Wednesday, scientists...
  • Optimal blood sugar level not the same for all diabetics

    Q: I've had type 2 diabetes for 20 years. I'm now 74 years old. I take both pills and insulin for my diabetes. I think my blood sugar level is too low. What's a good blood sugar level for me? A: The American Diabetes Association recommends striving for a...
  • Be alert to pneumonia this winter

    Pneumonia is sneaky. Although people with pneumonia occasionally have the classic signs--fever, flushed cheeks, rattling lungs, and discolored (green-brown) mucus--pneumonia is more likely to produce symptoms common to scores of other maladies. Because it...
  • Whole grains should be key part of a healthy diet

    Q: I eat lots of fruits and vegetables. Are whole grains that important? A: Fruits and vegetables seem to get top billing on the healthy food list, but I put whole grains right up there, as well. Whole grains reduce your risk of heart disease, stroke...
  • Botox not just for wrinkles

    You've no doubt witnessed the effect of Botox in the unfurrowed brows of celebrities. But Botox's applications are more than skin deep; the drug has a role in treating disorders that range from migraine headaches to incontinence. "Botox is a first-line...
  • The Medicine Cabinet-Ask the Harvard Experts: Studies suggest joint pain unlikely side effect of blood-thinner

    Q: I take the blood-thinner Xarelto. Are joint pains one of the side effects? A: Xarelto (rivaroxaban) is one of the new oral anti-coagulant drugs. Doctors prescribe it to prevent or treat potentially dangerous blood clots. In the past, the only oral...
  • Even if you backslide, resolving to improve your health is worthwhile

    If you've ever made New Year's resolutions that include adopting better health habits, you probably know they aren't easy to keep. The reason resolutions often don't work is because lasting change is usually not accomplished in a dramatic leap but through...
  • More cancer trials, treatments for Holy Cross patients

    More cancer trials, treatments for Holy Cross patients
    Cancer patients treated at Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale will have access to more clinical trials and medical treatments under a new agreement with Massachusetts General Hospital, the largest teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. Dr....
  • Get family talking at mealtimes

     Get family talking at mealtimes
    A delightful new book written by the co-founder of The Family Dinner Project offers a road map to healthy, happy mealtimes — including an often-overlooked part of the ritual: the conversation. "I sat through literally thousands and thousands of...
  • Tommy Amaker realizes dream of making Harvard basketball relevant

    Tommy Amaker is more dreamer than pragmatist. Always has been. He believed that Mike Krzyzewski, with little more than Chicago toughness, a West Point education and Bob Knight's endorsement, could coach Duke basketball back to national prominence....