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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...
  • 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....
  • 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: Diabetes among many possible causes of hair loss

    Q: Is there a connection between diabetes and hair loss? A: Hair loss can result from many factors. Age is a universal reason. All of us lose hair as we grow older. Some people inherit the tendency to lose hair early or excessively. Medications, stress,...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Give your skin a winter break with a good moisturizer

    Q: My skin is very dry and itchy, especially in winter. There are so many moisturizers to choose from. How do I pick one? A: Regularly applying a good moisturizer is an important part of skin care. Moisturizers can soothe dry skin and help relieve...
  • Some heart patients do better when the cardiologist is away

    Some heart patients do better when the cardiologist is away
    Holy heart attack! Researchers have found that certain high-risk heart patients stand a better chance of survival if they go to a teaching hospital when all the cardiologists have left town.  Though heart doctors have joked that the safest place to...