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Published February 1, 2023 In a large 2022 study, people with unhealthy sleep patterns (those who snored, experienced daytime sleepiness, had insomnia, slept less than …

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All Heart Health Articles Page 1

Published February 1, 2023. Microvascular disease refers to problems in the network of tiny blood vessels in the heart. Doctors suspect this condition in people who have angina (chest) pain …

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Heart Health The case of the bad placebo Published September 13, 2022 A trial from 2019 showed a medication dramatically reduced triglyceride levels in participants, but subsequent analysis found that the placebo used in …

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Exercise & Fitness

If you have a major health condition like diabetes, high blood pressure, heart or lung disease, osteoprosis or a neurological disease, definitely talk to your doctor first. People with mobility …

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Screening tests may save lives — so when is it time to stop

January 23, 2023. By Robert H. Shmerling, MD, Senior Faculty Editor, Harvard Health Publishing. Screening tests, such as Pap smears or blood pressure checks, could save …

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The many ways exercise helps your heart. Published January 1, 2023. Aerobic and muscle-building exercises can trigger physiological changes that improve blood vessels and …

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New pediatric guidelines on obesity in children and teens

January 24, 2023. By Claire McCarthy, MD, Senior Faculty Editor, Harvard Health Publishing. Obesity is a complex health issue that affects a staggering percentage of US …

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All Mental Health Articles Page 1

A 2022 study found that taking a mindfulness-based stress reduction course and meditating daily was about as effective as taking medication for reducing symptoms of anxiety. …

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All Nutrition Articles Page 1

The truth about nutrient deficiencies. Published June 1, 2022. Nutrient deficiencies are uncommon with a broad and varied diet. But aging, hormonal factors, or diet can leave …

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Living to 100 and beyond: the right genes plus a healthy lifestyle

Be physically active every day. Eat a healthy diet rich in whole grains, lean protein, vegetables, and fruits. Reduce or avoid unhealthy saturated fats and trans fats. …

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Is pregnancy safe for everyone

Pregnancy acts as an ongoing stress test that taxes body systems and generates unique health risks. It changes how the heart, lungs, and kidneys function. It also alters the …

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10 Small Steps for Better Heart Health

8. Breathe deeply. Try breathing slowly and deeply for a few minutes a day. It can help you relax. Slow, deep breathing may also help lower blood pressure. 9. Wash your hands …

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Healthy lifestyle: 5 keys to a longer life

Researchers from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health conducted a massive study of the impact of health habits on life expectancy, using data from the well …

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Music and health

And in reviewing 16 studies of Mozart's music and human cognitive function, a Harvard psychologist concluded that the effect was even smaller, amounting to no more than …

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Common Conditions

Diagnosing symptoms like pain, inflammation, fatigue, rashes and a subpar mental state can lead to a better understanding of the true, underlying conditions impacting you. Here, you’ll find …

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How to choose and guide your health care proxy

Subscribe to Harvard Health Online for immediate access to health news and information from Harvard Medical School. Research health conditions Check your symptoms Prepare for a …

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