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Living Better, Living Longer

Oct 31, 2019

We’ve all been hit with flu symptoms at one time or another, and the aches, fever and chills can last for days, with a cough often lasting much longer. Here’s Harvard Health Publishing Chief Medical Editor Dr. Howard LeWine to give us an update on what’s shaping up to be an especially difficult flu season. He’s...

Oct 30, 2019

Swelling, skin ulcers, varicose veins in our legs might mean our health generally could need a closer look. Harvard's Dr. Rob Shmerling, faculty editor for a new report called Healing Leg Pain,  explains this important health bellwether. 

Oct 23, 2019

It's estimated 80-percent of us suffer from some kind of back ailment, ranging from sciatica and nerve pain to muscle spasms. But Harvard professor Dr. Jeffrey N. Katz says there are some things you can do to ease pain and aid treatment well before surgery becomes necessary. It's part of our new online course on back...

Oct 16, 2019

Your body heals when it's injured through the process of inflammation. But when the inflammation response goes unchecked, it can cause a wide variety of disease across all body systems. Harvard's Dr. Rob Shmerling explains. He's the faculty editor of the Harvard Medical School Guide

Oct 9, 2019

Harvard neurologist Dr. Alvaro Pascual-Leone offers the six pillars of cognitive fitness, and describes how all of us can develop cognitive reserve. His encouraging take? Declining brain health is not an inevitable part of aging. Adapted from the Harvard special health report, A Guide to...