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Why life expectancy in the US is falling. Published October 20, 2022. Life expectancy is one measure of the general health of a population. In the US, life expectancy had been climbing for more than a century — until the …

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Health Information and Medical Information

Health Alerts from Harvard Medical School. Get helpful tips and guidance for everything from fighting inflammation to finding the best diets for weight lossfrom exercises to build a …

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Kidney health quick-start guide

The health of those two bean-shaped organs is easy to take for granted, especially since there aren’t noticeable signs of trouble until chronic kidney disease — an …

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Men's Sexual Health

Sexual health refers to a state of well-being that lets a man fully participate in and enjoy sexual activity. A range of physical, psychological, interpersonal, and social factors influence a man's …

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Don’t be the fall guy

Place your arms at your sides. Relax your shoulders against the floor. Tighten your buttocks and abdominal muscles, press your heels into the floor, and lift your hips as high …

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All Child & Teen Health Articles Page 1

Heart-healthy habits for children and teens lengthen lives. Published May 26, 2022. Researchers who began collecting data on thousands of people, starting when they …

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Medical Dictionary of Health Terms: Q-Z

Online medical dictionary of health terms: Q-Z. R. radial tunnel syndrome: A condition in which the radial nerve is compressed at the elbow, causing pain, numbness, …

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Walking for Health

The simple activity of walking has so many powerful health benefits. Done correctly, it can be the key to losing weight, lowering blood pressure and cholesterol, and boosting your memory, as well as reducing your risk for heart …

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Encouraging news for former smokers

A large study published online Sept. 22, 2022, by JAMA Network Open found that a healthy lifestyle enabled even former smokers to lower their risk of premature death. …

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Want to stay healthy over the holidays

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Dental Health for Adults

In Dental Health for Adults you’ll read about cavity-halting sealants, safe fillings, and versatile techn-iques to repair a decay-damaged tooth. You’ll find a simple way to reverse gingivitis. …

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All Mental Health Articles Page 63

When your doctor recommends an antidepressant to fight depression—such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) or serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors …

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All Nutrition Articles Page 1

Eating one a week may lower heart disease risk. Published April 11, 2022. Avocados are abundant in healthy fats, fiber, and micronutrients that boost heart health. A …

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How to help your preschooler sleep alone

This way your child is more likely to be tired when you want them to be tired. Have a consistent, calming, and nurturing bedtime routine. Try to lower the energy level, perhaps …

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Music and health

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All COVID-19 Articles Page 1

COVID-related hair loss is a form of telogen effluvium, a condition in which normal hair shedding ramps up after intense physical or mental trauma. Hair regrowth usually takes …

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Is the COVID-19 pandemic over, or not

That seems to be where we are with COVID right now. Many pandemics eventually become endemic, meaning the infection is still present in a region or population but its …

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Activate your account and gain access to your subscriptions and purchased electronic special health reports. If you subscribe to any of Harvard's print newsletters, you are eligible to read …

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Treatment for an enlarged prostate

Most men stop getting taller around age 18, but after 40, they often begin growing elsewhere — particularly in their prostate gland. Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), also …

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Can a multivitamin keep your brain healthy

A new study suggests that a daily multivitamin might improve memory in older adults. Millions of people take a multivitamin each day. Some believe it’s a sort of insurance in …

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All Medical Research Articles Page 1

Harvard Medical School has created a large department dedicated to developing and teaching young scientists about the emerging field of computational medicine. This field …

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Checking for heart murmurs

A heart murmur is the sound of turbulent blood flow within the heart as heard through a stethoscope. A normal heartbeat creates the familiar "lub-DUB, lub-DUB" — the …

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The real power of placebos

Positive emotions have been linked with better health, longer life, and greater well-being in numerous scientific studies. On the other hand, chronic anger, worry, and …

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