Harvard Medical School Commentaries

Mar252015

Eating Your Stress

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

Many people eat when they are stressed. "Stress eating" can often lead to overeating. This is partly due to the hormones stress unleashes. But the high-fat, sugary "comfort foods" people tend to... read more

Category: Minding Your Mind

Mar202015

How To Prevent Heart Problems Triggered by Exercise

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

Part 2 of 2 ... read more

Category: Man to Man

Mar162015

Can Eating Peanuts Prevent Peanut Allergy?

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

Peanut allergy has doubled over the past 10 years. What's scary is that it is the leading cause of a food-allergy-related death. In fact, many schools and children's programs, for example, have ... read more

Category: A Parent's Life

Mar112015

Measuring Quality of Health Care Matters

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

I have an elderly patient who I see a couple of times a year. Each visit he says the same thing to me: "Getting old isn't for the faint of heart." And I always say the same thing back to ... read more

Category: Medical Myths

Mar62015

Seven Essential Kitchen Tools for Healthy Meals

by Matthew Priven, M.S., Dietetic Intern
Brigham and Women's Hospital

With the right tools, you'll be amazed at the healthy and delicious meals you can make. Whether you're a seasoned chef or a culinary newcomer, this article highlights the tools that can help you ... read more

Category: Food for Thought

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