Give yourself an annual health self-assessment – Harvard Health Blog

I understand why people embrace New Year’s resolutions: it’s a chance to wipe the slate clean and set annual goals with new focus...

Surgeons are doing fewer knee surgeries – Harvard Health Blog

When knee arthroscopy became widely available in the 1980s, it represented a major advance. Today orthopedists evaluating and treating common knee problems often...

Can exercise help conquer addiction? – Harvard Health Blog

As an athlete, I think regularly about the potential health benefits of exercise for my patients. Every week, I treat patients hospitalized at...

Is a steady diet of social media unhealthy? – Harvard Health Blog

Asking if social media makes you lonely and depressed is a little like asking if eating makes you fat. The answer is yes,...

Alcohol use disorder: When is drinking a problem? – Harvard Health Blog

Over the past few months, a conversation about alcohol use has been center stage in the national news. Stories about underage drinking, blacking...

Benefits of a healthy diet — with or without weight loss – Harvard Health...

With the obesity epidemic at an all-time high in the US — close to 70% of Americans are overweight or obese — many...

Heart failure and salt: The great debate – Harvard Health Blog

“Let there be work, bread, water, and salt for all.”— Nelson Mandela Salt: without it, food can seem tasteless. It is the reason sea...

Seasons of grief – Harvard Health Blog

While speaking as a panelist on substance use disorder (SUD), I felt it necessary to remind the audience that addiction is a family...

The new exercise guidelines: Any changes for you? – Harvard Health Blog

It’s likely you already know that regular exercise helps prevent chronic disease, such as diabetes and heart problems, while improving your overall health,...

Intimate partner violence and traumatic brain injury: An “invisible” public health epidemic – Harvard...

While studying brain injuries in the mid-1990s, I began volunteering in a domestic violence shelter. I noticed that the abuse and problems many...

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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....