Lowering cholesterol protects your heart and brain, regardless of your age – Harvard Health Blog

High or abnormal cholesterol levels, inflammation, and endothelial dysfunction play a key role in atherosclerosis and plaque buildup, the most

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The link between abdominal fat and death: What is the shape of health? – Harvard Health Blog

Body mass index, or BMI, has long been the standard tool for assessing weight status and health risk. A calculation

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What’s your approach to health? Check your medicine cabinet – Harvard Health Blog

Do all kids spy? Just me? When I was a child, I spent hours snooping in my parents’ nightstands, Granny’s

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COVID-19 vaccines: Safety, side effects –– and coincidence – Harvard Health Blog

As the pandemic rages on, it’s increasingly clear that widespread vaccination is essential to help contain it. Physical distancing, universal

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Midlife ADHD? Coping strategies that can help – Harvard Health Blog

Trouble staying focused and paying attention are two familiar symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a common health issue

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What’s behind racial disparities in kidney disease? – Harvard Health Blog

My first exposure to kidney disease and its impact on communities of color occurred when I was in high school.

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Improving PET scans are good news for doctors and patients alike – Harvard Health Blog

A recent blog post discussed a newly approved imaging agent with an unwieldy name: gallium-68 PMA-11. Delivered in small amounts

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Harvard Health Ad Watch: Can an arthritis drug help you become a morning person? – Harvard Health Blog

Perhaps this is obvious, but drug ads are not intended to inform you about the best way to treat a

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Shingles of the eye can cause lasting vision impairment – Harvard Health Blog

Shingles, or herpes zoster, is a viral infection known for its characteristic painful, burning, or itchy rash. This rash appears

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New dietary guidelines: Any changes for infants, children, and teens? – Harvard Health Blog

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has published new dietary guidelines to help Americans get and stay healthier across

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Need surgery? Should you avoid your surgeon’s birthday? – Harvard Health Blog

If you need surgery, it should reassure you to know that researchers have been studying factors that predict surgical success

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How not to lose money because of Alzheimer’s disease – Harvard Health Blog

Researchers from Maryland and Michigan recently published an article showing that six years prior to their diagnosis, individuals developing Alzheimer’s

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