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LASIK is an acronym for laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis—a type of laser eye surgery that permanently reshapes the cornea to correct…

Can hot baths protect your heart? thumbnail

Harvard Health Letter

A study published March 24, 2020, by the journal Heart found that people who took a daily warm or hot…

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Harvard Healthbeat

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Harvard Healthbeat

The questions about fish oil supplements

Some research says taking a daily fish oil supplement can reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes, while other studies say the evidence remains thin. While fish oil is the best source of omega-3 fatty acids (essential nutrients that… (Locked)

COVID-19’s effect on care and research

The COVID-19 outbreak in the late winter and spring of 2020 had a big effect on the medical industry. Hospitals became like armed forces hospitals during wartime: doctors, nurses, therapists, laboratory technicians (and everyone helping them, from secretaries to janitors)… (Locked)

Seed of the month: Chia seeds

Chia seeds are the richest plant sources of omega-3 fatty acid and are also a good source of fiber. The small, black seeds don’t have much flavor, so they can be added to foods such as cereal or yogurt for…

Time to try intermittent fasting?

Intermittent fasting—a diet that focuses on when rather than what a person eats—may be a good way to lose weight and improve cardiovascular health. One version, time-restricted feeding, involves eating only during a certain time window (usually eight hours) over… (Locked)

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Parenting in a pandemic

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Robert H. Shmerling, MD

Senior Faculty Editor, Harvard Health Publishing; Health Dialog Reviewer

Monique Tello, MD, MPH

Faculty Editor, Harvard Health Publishing

Marc Garnick, MD

Editor in Chief, Annual Report on Prostate Diseases; Health Dialog Reviewer; Contributor

Michael Craig Miller, MD

Former Editor in Chief, Harvard Mental Health Letter, Health Dialog Reviewer

Andrew Chan, MD, MPH

Health Dialog Reviewer

Ann Partridge, MD, MPH

Health Dialog Reviewer

William C. DeWolf, MD

Editorial Board, Harvard Health Publishing

Osama Hamdy, MD, PhD, FACE

Health Dialog Reviewer

Nancy Ferrari

Managing Director and Executive Editor, Harvard Health Publishing

Thomas H. Lee Jr, MD

Editorial Board, Harvard Health Publishing

Suzanne Salamon, MD

Health Dialog Reviewer

I-Min Lee, ScD, MBBS

Editorial Board, Harvard Health Publishing

Kenneth Arndt, MD

Editorial Board, Harvard Health Publishing

John Winkelman, MD, PhD

Health Dialog Reviewer

Eric Rimm, ScD

Editorial Board, Harvard Health Publishing

Anthony L. Komaroff, MD

Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Editor in Chief, Harvard Health Letter; Health Dialog Reviewer

Karen Carlson, MD

Editorial Board, Harvard Health Publishing

Charlie Schmidt

Editor, Harvard Medical School Annual Report on Prostate Disease, Blog Contributing Editor