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  • Murthy the right man for surgeon general

    Murthy the right man for surgeon general
    Manisha Sharma's heartfelt endorsement of Dr. Vivek Murthy's as America's next surgeon general shows how vital it is for the U.S. Senate to confirm his nomination ("Senators, confirm our next surgeon general," Dec 7). I have known and worked with Dr....
  • The Medicine Cabinet-Ask the Harvard Experts: There are several possible causes for urinating frequently at night

    Q. Over the past couple of years, I've had to get up at night more to urinate. Now it's happening two to three times every night. What could cause this? A. When a person needs to get out of bed to urinate two times or more at night, doctors call it...
  • Can an app help you lose weight?

    Source: Harvard Men's Health Watch Smartphones and tablets combine an extraordinary amount of portable computing power with connectivity to the world via cell phone signal and WiFi. Many health entrepreneurs are trying to harness that power to help...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Deena Kenney: Marijuana suitable treatment for certain medical conditions

    Deena Kenney: Marijuana suitable treatment for certain medical conditions
    I am an advocate for medical marijuana in the state of Pennsylvania. I didn't start out that way. If you would have told me three years ago that I would be fighting for the chance to get my teenage son marijuana, I would have called you crazy. But...
  • 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...
  • 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: 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....