How can you help a loved one suffering from loneliness?

Author: Stephanie Collier, MD, MPH, Contributor You are worried about your mother. Before the pandemic, you would visit her every week with your young children. They loved playing in her garden and eating homemade cookies together. You would take your mother to...

Healthy headphone use: How loud and how long?

Author: James Naples, MD, Contributor , Author: Valeria Duque, Au.D., CCC-A, Contributor , As our society and culture become more connected through technology, the use of headphones has increased. Headphones allow people to enjoy music and have conversations from...

4 parenting tips to break the negativity loop

Author: Jacqueline Sperling, PhD, Contributor “It’s a beautiful day outside,” you say, smiling. Your son replies, “It’s supposed to rain later.” You share, “That game was fun!” Your daughter adds, “I messed up one of my turns.” If you find that your child tends to...

Intermittent fasting: Does a new study show downsides — or not?

Author: Monique Tello, MD, MPH, Contributor Intermittent fasting (IF) is an approach to eating based on timing. The idea is that fasting for long enough allows insulin levels to fall low enough that our body will use fat for fuel. Growing evidence in animals and...

Talking to your doctor about an abusive relationship

Author: Rose McKeon Olson, MD, Contributor , Author: Annie Lewis-O’Connor, PhD, NP-BC, MPH, FAAN, Contributor , When Jayden called our clinic to talk about worsening migraines, a medication change was one potential outcome. But moments into our telehealth visit,...

3 simple strategies for stress relief

Author: Kelly Bilodeau, Executive Editor, Harvard Women’s Health Watch The last few months of any year, with deadlines and holidays, often create a harried pace. The beginning of a new year can give you a chance to exhale. But even if you experience a few serene...
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