What Is the Difference Between a Nanny and a Babysitter?

Choosing the right childcare provider is one of the most important decisions a parent has to make. Whether you tour daycares or interview in-home help, the decision about who cares for your child while you are away can be overwhelming.You need to consider whether...

Cyberbullying Awareness for parents

BULLYING The Real-Life Effects of Cyberbullying on Children By Sherri Gordon Updated on April 25, 2021  Medically reviewed by  Ann-Louise T. Lockhart, PsyD, ABPP Table of Contents Emotional Effects Mental Effects Behavioral Effects Physical Effects Any type...

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...

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...