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  • Explore alternatives before opting for joint replacement surgery

    By the summer of 2013, Joan Chiverton had endured nearly three years of knee pain. She'd had enough. "I love to walk and I'm a very active person, and I'd have to stop after every couple of blocks and take a break," says Chiverton, an illustrator who...
  • Doctors assist in executions despite ethics rules

    For more than 50 executions, Missouri relied on Dr. Alan Doerhoff to assist. Doerhoff, 70, said he became involved in the 1970s when the warden at the prison that handled executions retained him because they had been childhood friends. ------------...
  • Lab mice get addicted to sun exposure; you might too

    Does basking in the sun make you feel relaxed and happy, like nothing can bother you? There may be a biological reason for that. Researchers found that mice who were regularly exposed to UV light had a higher pain tolerance than mice that were not...
  • New drugs provide cure for hepatitis C, research finds

    New drugs provide cure for hepatitis C, research finds
    Twenty-five years after scientists first identified the hepatitis C virus, doctors are declaring victory over an infection that afflicts more than 3 million Americans and kills more of them than HIV. In a series of clinical trial results, a new...
  • Why settle for silence? Tech advances improving treatment for hearing loss

    Getting older comes with many challenges. Vision isn't as clear as it used to be. Joints don't move as effortlessly, or as painlessly, as they once did. And hearing everything from conversations to concerts can become more difficult. By age 65, one in...
  • Floaters and flashes can warn of trouble in the eye

    Harvard Health Blog "Floaters" and flashes are a common sight for many people. Floater is a catchall term for the specks, threads, or cobweb-like images that occasionally drift across the line of vision. Flashes are sparks or strands of light that...
  • Mystery sign sows cheer on Lake Shore Drive

    Mystery sign sows cheer on Lake Shore Drive
    One of Chicago's newest lakefront attractions is a simple plywood billboard — 11 feet by 15 feet — offering an unadorned message in lower-case lettering: "you are beautiful." It sits at ground level on Chicago Park District land on the...
  • Yeah, the VA scandal is dismaying. But don't spike the ball on government health care yet, conservatives

     
    From the Sunday print column Yes, the Veterans Affairs scandal is bad. Fraudulent record-keeping designed to cover up intolerable wait times for health care. Scores of patients who reportedly died while awaiting medical services. And therefore, yes, an...
  • Acetaminophen in Rx drugs: For liver's sake, lower the dose, says FDA

    Acetaminophen in Rx drugs: For liver's sake, lower the dose, says FDA
    Apparently, a Food and Drug Administration warning four months ago was missed by many physicians, pharmacists and patients, so the agency, in an unusual move, saw fit Monday to remind us: Stop writing prescriptions for, stop dispensing prescriptions for,...
  • The Tipple: Snowed out of gym and bar? Here's why that's no problem.

    If you are reading this blog this afternoon, there's a good chance you spent the earlier part of the day as I did, moving what felt like 13.66 tons of snow from your sidewalk and driveway. There is also a good chance that your gym is closed - as if...
  • The Medicine Cabinet-Ask the Harvard Experts: Drugs combined with lifestyle changes best way to lower blood pressure

    Q: My last two blood pressure readings were over 150/95. My doctor plans to recheck them in two weeks, but she thinks I will likely need to go on medicine to lower my blood pressure. How does a doctor choose what drug to start? A: In general, high...
  • Drug-resistant bacteria a growing health problem

    Harvard Health Blog Antibiotic-resistant bacteria sicken more than two million Americans each year and account for at least 23,000 deaths. The main cause? Overuse of antibiotics. A new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,...