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Expert physicians from Harvard Medical School offer their perspective on health and wellness for people with questions and concerns, from Harvard Health Publishing.

Expert physicians from Harvard Medical School offer their perspective on health and wellness for people with questions and concerns, from Harvard Health Publishing.
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Expert physicians from Harvard Medical School offer their perspective on health and wellness for people with questions and concerns, from Harvard Health Publishing.

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Episodes

Want a healthy brain? Build a healthy heart

11/6/2019
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The link between heart health and brain health is clear and unbreakable. For optimum brain health, start working on cardiovascular wellness. It's as easy as portion control, and a walk around the block. We talked to Dr. Alvaro Pascual-Leone, faculty editor for the Harvard online course A Guide to Cognitive Fitness.

Duration:00:07:19

Flu symptoms? It’s shaping up to be a tough season. Here’s a Harvard special report.

10/31/2019
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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 a faculty editor on the Harvard Medical School guide Cold and Flu.

Duration:00:18:16

What that pain in your leg might mean

10/30/2019
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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.

Duration:00:11:55

Bad back? You're not alone. Here's what you can do

10/23/2019
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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 pain.

Duration:00:11:06

Inflammation's trials and tribulations

10/16/2019
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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 Understanding Inflammation.

Duration:00:12:59

How to boost your brain power

10/9/2019
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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 Cognitive Fitness.

Duration:00:06:13

Special Edition: Health in the news. Red meat less risky? And Zantac recall

10/4/2019
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We've been told for years it's wise to dial back on the consumption of red meat, especially processed red meat. But a study in the Annals of Internal Medicine suggested red meat can now be considered less of a risk. And heart burn sufferers were dismayed to learn Zantac was pulled from store shelves because of a possible cancer link. To learn more we turned to Kathy McManus, director of nutrition at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Heidi Godman, executive editor of Harvard Health Letter.

Duration:00:10:51

The smart way to start exercising

10/2/2019
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Dr. Howard LeWine, chief medical editor of Harvard Health Publishing, recommends that men who haven't exercised in a while begin at the beginning. Just take a walk. Any kind of activity will aim you in the right direction and you can build from there.

Duration:00:07:42

The mental side of weight loss

9/25/2019
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Kathy McManus, director of nutrition at Brigham and Women's Hospital, discusses changing behavior as a pathway to weight loss in this conversation with Harvard's Dr. Mallika Marshall. Their views appear in the Harvard online course 6-Week Plan for Healthy Eating.

Duration:00:06:02

Improving memory: First the good news

9/18/2019
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Harvard doctors Mallika Marshall and neurologist Kirk Daffner discuss the upside of growing older when it comes to your memory. We become wiser. But Dr. Daffner, faculty editor for the Harvard report Improving Memory, also describes red flags you'll want to know about.

Duration:00:07:17

Introducing Harvard Health Publishing's Podcast

9/13/2019
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Every Wednesday Harvard Health Publishing will interview Harvard physicians at the forefront of health, wellness, and medical research.

Duration:00:04:15