Harvard Medical School Commentaries

Apr242015

Preventing Vascular Dementia

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

A few years ago, a neurologist friend shared the following perspective with me. ... read more

Category: Minding Your Mind

Apr202015

Men: Eating Well at Home and Away

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

Jonathan Swift wasn't too far off when he said that one of the best doctors in the world is "Doctor Diet." Medicine has come a long way since 1738, but Swift's insight remains true: Good nutrition... read more

Category: Man to Man

Apr152015

Is Your Teen Ready To Drive?

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

Learning to drive is a big rite of passage for youth. Most can't wait for the day they can get a learner's permit and, even better, that crucial license. ... read more

Category: A Parent's Life

Apr102015

Ditch the Gluten, Improve Your Health?

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

This just in: A new health myth has been taking the country by storm. ... read more

Category: Medical Myths

Apr62015

Getting Enough Vitamin B12

by Linda Antinoro, R.D., L.D.N., J.D., C.D.E.
Brigham and Women's Hospital

Vitamin B12 is vital for the body to produce healthy red blood cells. It also is needed for proper nerve function and DNA synthesis. ... read more

Category: Food for Thought

Mar312015

Update From the Medical Journals -- March 2015

by Mary Pickett, M.D.
Harvard Medical School

Eating Peanut Products From a Young Age Makes Peanut Allergy Less Likely ... read more

Category: What Your Doctor Is Reading

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