Gestational diabetes increases risk for postpartum depressionAffiliate

Gestational diabetes increases risk for postpartum depression

Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the Karolinska Institute have found that gestational diabetes raises…

To exercise more, get your game onAffiliate

To exercise more, get your game on

Harvard Health Blog Does exercise sometimes feel like an annoying chore? Adding a little friendly competition and other “gamification” strategies…

Gray Hair: Age Isn’t the Only Reason it Starts to HappenAffiliate

Gray Hair: Age Isn’t the Only Reason it Starts to Happen

For many men and women, spotting a few strands of gray hair is a reminder that as you age, your…

Serving  Up HopeCharities

Serving Up Hope

Chicago’s food pantries nourish the whole person The first week Lakeview Pantry opened the doors to its new building in…

Early treatment for rheumatoid arthritis prevents joint damageAffiliate

Early treatment for rheumatoid arthritis prevents joint damage

The Medicine Cabinet: Ask the Harvard Experts Q: I was just diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. The doctor wants to me…

Healing  Power of AromatherapyBriefs

Healing Power of Aromatherapy

Harnessing the power of Mother Nature, fragrant essential oils from plants are being used in medical settings to enhance a…

Retrain Your BladderFamily Health

Retrain Your Bladder

Don’t let urinary incontinence dampen your life If you’ve experienced some form of urinary incontinence — the accidental release of…

How Do  Doctors Unwind?Briefs

How Do Doctors Unwind?

Being a physician is demanding. With long days, grueling surgeries and complex patient care, physician stress and burnout are off…

‘Observation’ Hospital Stay  Can Cost You Big MoneyBriefs

‘Observation’ Hospital Stay Can Cost You Big Money

When you’re in the hospital, a difference in billing classifications can cost you thousands of dollars. Medicare sometimes classifies a…

CDC Reports Record Number of STIsBriefs

CDC Reports Record Number of STIs

You might not hear much about syphilis, but the highly contagious disease is on the rise, along with other sexually…

Tattoos and Piercings for Teens?Briefs

Tattoos and Piercings for Teens?

Check safety first Tattoos and piercings are now more common among young people, but with commonality can come malady. Just…

Monitoring Prescriptions to Catch Opioid AbuseBriefs

Monitoring Prescriptions to Catch Opioid Abuse

Illinois’ efforts to track drug prescriptions have come a long way from the paper and pencil reports of the early…

Girls’ Concussion Symptoms Last Twice as Long as Those in BoysBriefs

Girls’ Concussion Symptoms Last Twice as Long as Those in Boys

New research finds that girls suffer sports-related concussion symptoms more than twice as long as boys. Adolescent girls with first-time…

Going HigherFamily Health

Going Higher

Blood pressure problems among kids are rising High blood pressure is common in adults, and it’s also an increasing concern…

Eating Disorders and MenFamily Health

Eating Disorders and Men

Fixations on food and body image aren’t just a woman’s problem Media and popular culture have defined unreal standards of…

America’s Obesity ProblemFeatures

America’s Obesity Problem

Tackling our battle with weight America has a big problem — and it’s growing fast. Almost 40 percent of adults…

End-of-Life CareAging

End-of-Life Care

Talking about death can help you live better at the end Gerry Mathy learned she had late-stage pancreatic cancer in…

A Nation in CrisisFeatures

A Nation in Crisis

Understanding the U.S. obesity epidemic In October 2017, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its updated statistics…

A Weighty IssueFeatures

A Weighty Issue

Healthy behaviors can counter childhood obesity Ana Hernandez, 32, of Cicero, was worried about her son, Luis, who is now…

A Stealth DiseaseFeatures

A Stealth Disease

Type 2 diabetes can wreak havoc before you know it Allison Dickson hoped the feeling would pass. As an on-the-go…

Healthy Living for People with DisabilitiesFeatures

Healthy Living for People with Disabilities

Adaptive approaches help address high obesity rates While obesity is one of the biggest health concerns in many communities, people…

8 Positive Skills for Stress ReliefLatest News

8 Positive Skills for Stress Relief

How do we cope with stress from caregiving or health-related issues? Positive feelings can counterbalance stressful experiences, changing the emphasis…

The best diet for managing your diabetesAffiliate

The best diet for managing your diabetes

Many older Americans have type 2 diabetes or prediabetes. In fact, even though many have not been diagnosed, one in…

5 things you should know about bone brothAffiliate

5 things you should know about bone broth

You might feel like a caveman or cavewoman the first time you try bone broth, but it’s worth giving this…

Your natural ‘love hormone’ helps relieve stressAffiliate

Your natural ‘love hormone’ helps relieve stress

The Medicine Cabinet: Ask the Harvard Experts Q: Do humans really have a love hormone? A: Yes, we do. It’s…

Jump-starting a health savings account with an IRA rolloverAffiliate

Jump-starting a health savings account with an IRA rollover

Q: How much money can I roll over from my IRA to a health savings account? Also, are contributions from…

Many with Lewy Body Dementia Also Have Alzheimer’s diseaseAffiliate

Many with Lewy Body Dementia Also Have Alzheimer’s disease

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What’s the difference between Lewy body dementia and Alzheimer’s? How is Lewy body dementia diagnosed? ANSWER: Doctors…

Ride the Whole Grain TrainAffiliate

Ride the Whole Grain Train

When it comes to your dietary choices, it’s a good idea to be a purist and ride the whole-grain train.…

Natural ways to control urinary incontinenceAffiliate

Natural ways to control urinary incontinence

The Medicine Cabinet: Ask the Harvard Experts Q: I often have a problem leaking urine when I cough or sneeze…

Humble hummus is a good snackAffiliate

Humble hummus is a good snack

Creamy, loaded with protein-rich beans and heart-healthy olive oil, what’s not to like about hummus? For those looking to swap…

What to consider before stopping antidepressantsAffiliate

What to consider before stopping antidepressants

The Medicine Cabinet: Ask the Harvard Experts Q: I have been taking an antidepressant daily for the past two years.…

What you need to know about 4 gynecological cancersAffiliate

What you need to know about 4 gynecological cancers

A diagnosis of cancer in a woman’s reproductive organs can lead to fears about losing her femininity and her ability…

Simple ways to turn your health aroundAffiliate

Simple ways to turn your health around

Think you can put off taking care of yourself? Think again. When it comes to our health, “It’s easier to…

Warm up to winter fruitAffiliate

Warm up to winter fruit

Most supermarkets are stocked with a wide selection of fruit year-round. However, just because it’s available doesn’t mean it’s at…

Researchers may have discovered a cause of multiple sclerosisAffiliate

Researchers may have discovered a cause of multiple sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a condition that causes damage to the substance that covers nerve cells. This interrupts normal communication…

The best diet for weight lossAffiliate

The best diet for weight loss

Losing weight and getting healthier is a common goal among Americans; we spend $60 billion dollars a year on weight…

Variety of factors increase risk of developing MSAffiliate

Variety of factors increase risk of developing MS

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What causes multiple sclerosis, or MS, in people who don’t have it in their family? ANSWER: The…

Picking the healthiest fruitsAffiliate

Picking the healthiest fruits

Anyone who thinks healthy food can’t taste good clearly doesn’t understand the power of fruit. Sweet, juicy and delicious, grab-and-go…

Joint cracks and pops usually not cause for concernAffiliate

Joint cracks and pops usually not cause for concern

It’s not unusual for your body to make “popping” or “cracking” sounds as you lean over, twist or reach for…

Slightly underactive thyroid: Treat now or wait?Affiliate

Slightly underactive thyroid: Treat now or wait?

Q: I recently had a routine visit with my doctor. She ordered a thyroid test and told me I have…

Crack into a pistachio todayAffiliate

Crack into a pistachio today

There’s no denying the call of the pistachio. That smooth, beige shell, with the crunchy green prize tucked within is…

Find your motivation power hourAffiliate

Find your motivation power hour

Most people’s mental energy is a roller coaster, says Chris Bailey, the author of “The Productivity Project.” “There are certain…

Is ‘man flu’ a real condition?Affiliate

Is ‘man flu’ a real condition?

Q: Do men really suffer more with the flu than women? A: I’d never heard of “man flu,” but according…

Why young girls are at risk for anemiaAffiliate

Why young girls are at risk for anemia

Adolescent females are at greater risk for anemia than adolescent boys. This may be due to several reasons, including the…

Genetic testing to predict medication side effectsAffiliate

Genetic testing to predict medication side effects

Medication side effects are a big problem. It’s estimated that about half of filled prescriptions are not taken as directed,…

End the yo-yo diet cycleAffiliate

End the yo-yo diet cycle

Last spring you reached your goal weight and celebrated by hitting the beach in a bikini. Then your job got…

The best way to freshen your breathAffiliate

The best way to freshen your breath

Q: Are mints or gum better at helping you freshen your breath? A: Let’s start by saying the very best…

The mysterious rise in knee osteoarthritisAffiliate

The mysterious rise in knee osteoarthritis

While there are more than 100 types of arthritis, osteoarthritis is by far the most common. Osteoarthritis is the form…

Keep those New Year’s resolutionsAffiliate

Keep those New Year’s resolutions

With the chime of the clock at midnight, you whip out your resolutions list. Sure, it’s the same as the…

Is pasta healthy?Affiliate

Is pasta healthy?

Think of Italy and you probably think of pasta. But it’s not just Italians who are passionate about this comfort…