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WebDon’t count on a supplement to fix high cholesterol. Published February 1, 2023. A 2022 study found that taking supplements for four weeks to treat "bad" LDL …

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WebPublished January 4, 2023. Even though motorcycles are riskier than other modes of transportation, the number of motorcycles registered in the US has doubled in the past 20 years. A study examined …

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WebPublished December 1, 2022. By age 40, one in five women has dealt with an eating disorder, twice the proportion of women known to be affected by age 21. Risks for …

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WebPublished January 1, 2023. Prunes boost not only digestion but bone health as well, according to a 2022 study. Most foods touted for bone health are high in …

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WebHealth 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 …

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Exercise & Fitness

WebExercise & Fitness. Exercising regularly, every day if possible, is the single most important thing you can do for your health. In the short term, exercise helps to control appetite, …

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

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

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Living to 100 and beyond: the right genes plus a …

WebBe 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. Instead, use healthier …

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WebA lethal cancer’s long reach. Published January 1, 2023. While ovarian cancer is not always inherited, family history is the top risk factor for the disease, which is …

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New pediatric guidelines on obesity in children and teens

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

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

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WebPublished December 1, 2022. A 2022 study found that women ages 35 to 69 who ate vegetarian diets were significantly more likely to break a hip than peers who ate …

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Sugary drinks may raise levels of unhealthy blood fats

WebResearchers focused on the participants’ intake of regular sodas, lemonade, fruit drinks, and other sugar-sweetened beverages. Higher intakes (more than one 12-ounce serving per …

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How to choose and guide your health care proxy

WebThe job of health care proxy or health surrogate — the person who’ll make health care decisions for you if you become unable to make them yourself — would be considered a …

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Heart health guidelines get updated

WebThe American Heart Association (AHA) recently revised its checklist for achieving optimal heart health, introducing its new Life’s Essential 8. The list replaces …

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Strength training might lengthen life

WebAdding strength training to aerobic exercise might help you live longer, a new study in older adults suggests. The observational study, published online Oct. 17, 2022, by JAMA …

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WebDon’t count on a supplement to fix high cholesterol. Published February 1, 2023. A 2022 study found that taking supplements for four weeks to treat "bad" LDL …

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Is pregnancy safe for everyone

WebPregnancy 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 …

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Healthy lifestyle: 5 keys to a longer life

WebThe population health benefits of a healthy lifestyle: Life expectancy increased and onset of disability delayed. Health Affairs, August 2017. The combined …

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