Harvard Medical School Commentaries

Mar32015

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in Children

by Michael Craig Miller, M.D.
Harvard Medical School

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) describes a person who is troubled by intrusive, distressing thoughts (obsessions) they can't shake and feels the strong urge to repeat ... read more

Category: Minding Your Mind

Feb272015

Update From the Medical Journals -- February 2015

by Mary Pickett, M.D.
Harvard Medical School

Chicken Pox Virus Might Be the Cause of An Unexplained Illness: Temporal Arteritis ... read more

Category: What Your Doctor Is Reading

Feb232015

2015 Child and Adolescent Immunization Schedule

by Claire McCarthy, M.D.
Boston Children's Hospital

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) approved the updated 2015 immunization schedule for children and adolescents. The recommendations ... read more

Category: A Parent's Life

Feb182015

How the Athlete's Heart Gets Strong

by Harvey B. Simon, M.D.
Harvard Medical School

Part 1 of 2 ... read more

Category: Man to Man

Feb112015

Myth -- Family Germs Are Safe

by Robert H. Shmerling, M.D.
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Imagine you're at a gathering of family and friends. You noticed a half-eaten plate of dessert next to you that's apparently been abandoned. ... read more

Category: Medical Myths

Feb62015

The Stimulating Truth About Caffeine

by Jennifer Hildner, BA, MS, Dietetic Intern
Brigham & Women's Hospital

When you wake up in the morning, do you head straight to the kitchen or your local coffee shop, longing for an energy boost from a cup of coffee? Do you use caffeine to help you get through the... read more

Category: Food for Thought

Jan302015

Update From the Medical Journals: January 2015

by Mary Pickett, M.D.
Harvard Medical School

Test Helps Sort Out Which Lung Nodules Are Cancer ... read more

Category: What Your Doctor Is Reading

Jan262015

Bath Salts -- A New Drug Risk Among Teens

by Michael Craig Miller, M.D.
Harvard Medical School

Parents are rightfully asking questions about a relatively new group of drugs called "bath salts." These are potent stimulants that are nothing like the Epsom salts people may put in a hot bath to... read more

Category: Minding Your Mind

Jan212015

Marriage and Men's Health

by Harvey B. Simon, M.D.
Harvard Medical School

Marriage is not what it used to be. ... read more

Category: Man to Man

Jan162015

Parents -- Get the "Screens" Out of Your Child's Bedroom

by Claire McCarthy, M.D.
Boston Children's Hospital

These days, screens have become an integral part of childrens' daily lives. They spend as much time in front of screens as their parents spend at work. ... read more

Category: A Parent's Life