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Can self-employment promote better cardiovascular health for women? - Harvard Health

Being self-employed can offer advantages like flexibility and autonomy in a person’s work life. Now, data from a long-term health study suggests that self-employment may provide anothe...

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Why is it so challenging to find a primary care physician? - Harvard Health

An adequate supply of primary care physicians is essential for our health care system to function properly, but it’s becoming more and more difficult to find one. Rates of burnout are ...

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Harvard Health Ad Watch: A new injection treatment for eczema - Harvard Health

Existing treatments for a type of eczema called atopic dermatitis include creams and ointments, some containing steroids. An ad for a new injected medication pitches its skin-clearing capabi...

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Hope and caution during infertility treatment - Harvard Health

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Making young minds resilient to disasters - Harvard Health

Trauma from experiencing a natural disaster can have long-term effects on the mental and physical health of children. Supportive parents, teachers, and other adults can help children build resilien...

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Vaping: It’s hard to quit, but help is available - Harvard Health

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Bad flu season predicted — did you get your shot? - Harvard Health

This year’s flu season may be severe. Almost everyone should get vaccinated, but which vaccine might be best for you? And how else can you avoid the flu? ...

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Think your child might have a disability or developmental delay? Take these steps - Harvard Health

If you think your child may have a disability or problem with development, it’s important to seek help as soon as possible. Talk to your doctor, and seek an evaluation, if needed. ...

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Which is better for reading to your toddler: Print or ebooks? - Harvard Health

When reading to a young child, does it matter whether the book is a physical book or in some electronic form? One small study did detect a difference. ...

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Can exercise help treat anxiety? - Harvard Health

Millions of Americans report having an anxiety disorder. Evidence shows engaging in any sort of physical activity is one of the best ways to ease symptoms of anxiety. Regular activity is best, but ...