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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...
  • 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...
  • Ann Romney launches new center to study neurological diseases

    Ann Romney launches new center to study neurological diseases
    Let some in the political world obsess over whether Mitt Romney plans to run for president for a third time — Ann Romney has a bigger project in mind. On Tuesday at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, the Romneys are launching the Ann...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • The Medicine Cabinet-Ask the Harvard Experts: High uric acid level may not require drug therapy

    Q: I recently had a blood test. My uric acid level is high at 8.1 mg/dL. I had one attack of gout two years ago. Do I need medicine to lower my uric acid? A: Since you've only had gout once, you probably don't need medicine to lower your uric acid level....
  • 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...
  • Depression - or medicines to treat it - can trigger sweet cravings

    ByMichael Craig Miller, M.D. Q: I'm a 50-year-old female with a long history of depression. I recently developed an uncontrollable craving for sweets. This has increased my weight. Is it my depression or my medicine? A: You're right to wonder about...
  • Study: Frozen poop pills may make fecal transplants simpler and safer

    Would you swallow frozen poop in a pill? What if you were infected by a stubborn strain of Clostridium difficile and suffering from diarrhea bad enough to send you to a hospital? It may – OK, probably does – sound gross. But researchers...
  • You can wean yourself off sleep aids

    Do you take a drug to help you sleep every night? You're not alone. Millions of Americans rely on prescription sleep medications, called sedative hypnotics. "People believe they can't sleep without them, and they stay on them for years," says sleep...