What to do if your child is constipated – Harvard Health Blog

Constipation is a very common problem in children. Whether it’s something temporary after an illness or diet change, or something more chronic, up...

Clean cosmetics: The science behind the trend – Harvard Health Blog

Walking into the skin care aisle at the pharmacy, stepping up to a counter at a department store, or stopping by a cosmetics...

Frozen treats: Navigating the options – Harvard Health Blog

When it’s my turn to go to the grocery store, it takes me forever to make selections. I’m mesmerized by the endless options...

Fat is more than calorie storage – Harvard Health Blog

A group of researchers based at the Joslin Diabetes Center and Harvard Medical School just published a paper in the journal Nature Metabolism...

Can vaping help you quit smoking? – Harvard Health Blog

It’s hard to overstate the dangers of smoking. Nearly 500,000 people die of tobacco-related disease each year in the US. Over the next...

Do you really have a penicillin allergy? – Harvard Health Blog

Chances are, you or someone you know is one of the 10% of Americans with a documented penicillin allergy. But just because you...

Infertility: Maintaining privacy, avoiding secrecy – Harvard Health Blog

When Michelle Obama’s memoir, Becoming, was released in October 2018, several reviewers noted that her book reveals that the Obamas struggled with infertility....

Sweeteners: Time to rethink your choices? – Harvard Health Blog

When it comes to low-calorie sweeteners, you have a lot of choices. There’s the blue one, the pink one, the yellow one, or...

Should I be eating more fiber? – Harvard Health Blog

You probably know the basics about fiber: it’s the part of plant foods that your body cannot digest, and there are two types...

The rise of push-ups: A classic exercise that can help you get stronger –...

This post was updated on February 18, 2019 The morning of my 50th birthday in May I did something I had not tried in...

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A practical guide to the Mediterranean diet – Harvard Health Blog

The Mediterranean diet has received much attention as a healthy way to eat, and with good reason. The Mediterranean diet has been shown...

Exceed Your Limits with Functional Overreaching

Functional overreaching is essentially short-term overtraining where you have a goal of digging yourself into a recovery ditch. Two weeks—two ball-busting weeks....