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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Pill look different? Shape and color changes may prompt lapses

    Pill look different? Shape and color changes may prompt lapses
    In a decade, Americans have saved an estimated $1.2 trillion by taking generic drugs instead of the high-priced originals. But the booming market in copycat prescription pharmaceuticals - coupled with insurance companies' efforts to keep healthcare...
  • Study: Frozen poop pills may make fecal transplants simpler and safer

    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...
  • How safe is the new weight-loss drug Contrave?

    Q: I need to lose weight. I heard about a new drug called Contrave. Does it work? Is it safe? A: Contrave is a combination of two drugs that were approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration many years ago for other conditions. The two drugs are...
  • To Govs. Jindal, Perry: A travel ban won't save lives, but Medicaid will

    To Govs. Jindal, Perry: A travel ban won't save lives, but Medicaid will
    For Bobby Jindal of Louisiana and Rick Perry of Texas, two Republican governors thinking about running for president, the Ebola virus has been a heaven-sent opportunity. It has allowed them to swank around as protectors of public health, distracting their...