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view post OK, boomer: You’re not the only one who needs testing for hepatitis C

It turns out that many more people than just boomers can benefit from testing for hepatitis C, a viral infection

view post Is it safe to see the pediatrician for vaccines and medical visits?

We’re tackling a few urgent questions from parents in this time of coronavirus and COVID-19. Are you wondering if babies

view post Have a headache? The top 7 triggers

“Headaches aren’t welcome here” — that’s the sign you have hanging on your brain’s front door, but the pain is

view post The Importance of Meditation in Crazy Times

By Leo Babauta These are times of heightened change, disruption, uncertainty, fear, anxiety. It can feel pretty crazy for most

view post Thinning hair in women: Why it happens and what helps

Many people think of hair loss as a male problem, but it also affects at least a third of women.

view post Strategies to promote better sleep in these uncertain times

These are unprecedented times. Given the real and tangible threat of the coronavirus pandemic on personal, community, and societal levels,

view post Why follow a vaccine schedule?

Right now, many people are hoping for a vaccine to protect against the new coronavirus. While that’s still on the

view post Coping with the coronavirus pandemic for people with anxiety disorders

These days, we all have to accept the anxiety inherent in living in the time of the coronavirus pandemic and

view post Harvard Health Ad Watch: What’s being cleansed in a detox cleanse?

Lately, I’ve been hearing a lot from patients and friends who are enthusiastically pursuing a “whole body cleanse” or “colon

view post Apps to keep us connected in a time of social distancing

If you’re wondering how to stay in touch during this time of social distancing, take heart: thanks to technology, chatting

view post Opportunities for growth: Transitions for youth with autism spectrum disorder

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a lifelong condition that affects a person’s social and communication skills. People with ASD can

view post Can telehealth help flatten the curve of COVID-19?

Telehealth, the virtual care platforms that allow health care professionals and patients to meet by phone or video chat, seems

view post Skin tag removal: Optional but effective

Skin tags are common, benign skin growths that hang from the surface of the skin on a thin piece of

view post What one study from China tells us about COVID-19 and children

As we try to predict what will happen here in the US with COVID-19, it’s natural to look at the

view post Grandparenting in the time of COVID-19

Baby boomers are used to embracing grandparenting head on. Some of us have moved across the country to be with

view post 4 Mindfulness Practices That We Need Right Now

By Leo Babauta In the middle of the chaos of the world right now, what can we do to take

view post Harvard Health Ad Watch: Are nutritional drinks actually good for you?

I first heard of nutritional drinks in the 1980s, early in my medical training. They were recommended for people struggling

view post Acoustic neuroma: A slow-growing tumor that requires specialized care

An acoustic neuroma, also known as a vestibular schwannoma, is a tumor of the hearing and balance nerve complex in

view post Is there any good news about the coronavirus pandemic?

In the midst of the fear, worry, and uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, each day seems to bring news that’s

view post What works best for treating depression and anxiety in dementia?

It’s 3 pm on a warm, sunny Saturday. For the past 20 years your mother would dress in her finest