Harvard Medical School Commentaries

Aug252014

Therapy for Troubled Relationships

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

A woman consulted a colleague of mine recently after a painful divorce. The colleague thought she was depressed. The woman's friend had suggested looking for a clinician who had experience doing... read more

Category: Minding Your Mind

Aug192014

The Mediterranean Diet -- A Model for Men

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

"You are what you eat." ... read more

Category: Man to Man

Aug142014

Food Allergies -- What Parents Need To Know

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

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, food allergies are on the rise. This means that parents need to be aware of the signs of food allergy and know what to do. ... read more

Category: A Parent's Life

Aug82014

Why Doctors Repeat Themselves

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

Does it sometimes seem as though your doctor is repeating himself? ... read more

Category: What Your Doctor Is Saying

Aug52014

Fact or Fiction: Menopause Causes Weight Gain?

by Jillian Smith, B.S., Dietetic Intern
Brigham and Women's Hospital

Have you ever wondered if menopause causes weight gain? If you have, you are not alone. Women typically go through menopause between 50 and 59 years of age. And studies show that the average woman ... read more

Category: Food for Thought

Jul312014

Update From the Medical Journals: July 2014

by Mary Pickett, M.D.
Harvard Medical School

Heart Monitoring May Prevent a Second Stroke ... read more

Category: What Your Doctor Is Reading

Jul252014

When Children Behave Badly

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

All children and adolescents act out occasionally, but some consistently behave in very aggressive ways. Their behavior may defy reason. These children may have normal intelligence, but they tend ... read more

Category: Minding Your Mind

Jul222014

Polymyalgia Rheumatica -- Fierce Name, Treatable Illness

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

A disease with the name polymyalgia rheumatic sounds rare and serious. But it affects over 700,000 Americans and is very treatable. ... read more

Category: Man to Man

Jul162014

Parents -- What You Need To Know About Hookahs

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

Parents, do you know what a hookah is? If not, you should. Then take the time to talk to your teens about the health risks associated with it. 

What Is Hookah? ... read more

Category: A Parent's Life

Jul112014

Diseases Named After Geographical Locations

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

Not long ago, I was traveling through upstate New York and saw signs for Coxsackie. The name sounded familiar, but I didn’t expect to see it on a freeway sign. ... read more

Category: What Your Doctor Is Saying