Microbiome: The first 1,000 days – Harvard Health Blog

In the United States and other developed countries, we have seen a shift over the past several decades in the types of illness...

Young children are swallowing objects twice as often as before – Harvard Health Blog

When my oldest daughter was 3 and my older son was 18 months old, I once entered the living room to find my...

Big problems for big toe joints – Harvard Health Blog

Big toe joint problems aren’t fun, as many people know from personal experience. Red, swollen, or misshapen joints can be unsightly. Still worse,...

Undoing the harm: Tapering down from high-dose opioids – Harvard Health Blog

For many years, health care providers like me were told that we were undertreating pain and that pain was a vital sign that...

Stool transplants are now standard of care for recurrent C. difficile infections – Harvard...

Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT), also known as stool transplantation, is a procedure in which stool from a healthy donor is placed into the...

The latest deadly superbug — and why it’s not time to panic – Harvard...

I have to admit it: recent news reports about a newly described “superbug” are worrisome and at least a little bit terrifying. This...

5 ways we can help our children succeed – Harvard Health Blog

In the wake of the recent college admissions scandal, in which rich parents paid thousands or even millions of dollars to bribe coaches...

Intensive treatment of blood pressure helps prevent memory decline in older adults – Harvard...

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is an epidemic, and current FDA-approved medications for AD only modestly and temporarily help the symptoms of dementia. There are...

Going public with sobriety – Harvard Health Blog

Alcoholism is hardly a rare disorder in the United States. According to recent studies, 12.7 percent of adult Americans currently suffer from alcohol...

The trouble with new drugs – Harvard Health Blog

When a drug is approved by the FDA, it may seem like it’s only a matter of time before some unexpected side effects...

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