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Expert physicians from Harvard Medical School offer their perspective on health and wellness for people with questions and concerns, from Harvard Health Publishing.

Living Better, Living Longer Harvard Health Publishing

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Expert physicians from Harvard Medical School offer their perspective on health and wellness for people with questions and concerns, from Harvard Health Publishing.

    How to take control of your blood pressure today

    How to take control of your blood pressure today

    Home blood pressure monitoring is an easy way to spot trends and establish targets, especially if you want to measure the effectiveness of your anti-hypertension medications. And you can use that information to gauge how well you’re doing on important dietary changes. Dr. Randall Zusman, faculty editor of the Harvard special health report Controlling Your Blood Pressure, joins us for an encore performance.

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    Do you or a loved one have prostate cancer? You'll want to listen to this

    Do you or a loved one have prostate cancer? You'll want to listen to this

    There was a time when a diagnosis of prostate cancer meant a rush to perform radical prostatectomy to remove the prostate and the tumor along with it—with all the ensuing complications of incontinence and erectile dysfunction. To counter this rush to surgery, Harvard oncologist Marc Garnick, editor in chief of Harvard’s annual prostate disease guide, describes a program of active surveillance of certain slow-growing cancers that leave a man’s urological function intact. Not everyone qualifies for this approach, but it’s certainly something you should discuss with your doctor.

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    Digestion and the brain. A gut grand tour

    Digestion and the brain. A gut grand tour

    Most of the time your digestive tract toils silently in the background, routinely taking in nourishment and expelling waste. But here’s a key takeaway: Your brain is a critical part of maintaining this smoothly running system. Here to explain is Harvard professor Dr. Lawrence S. Friedman, faculty editor the special health report Sensitive Gut.

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    Resolved to lose weight this year? Make it stick with these simple changes

    Resolved to lose weight this year? Make it stick with these simple changes

    All of us at one time or another are concerned about excess pounds. If shedding those pounds is part of your New Year's resolution, take heart that it's not all about the calories you take in. It's also about simple achievable changes you can make today that will improve your chances of success. We talked to Dr. W. Scott Butsch, faculty editor of the Harvard special health report Lose Weight and Keep it Off to learn about easy changes you can start today that will last all year. 

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    The gift of clear vision. The life-changing benefits of cataract surgery

    The gift of clear vision. The life-changing benefits of cataract surgery

    Clouded vision caused by cataracts is another consequence of aging. But surgery, while always serious, is becoming routine. And there's the side benefit of replacing your foggy lense with a corrected intraocular implant. Harvard professor Dr. Deborah Jacobs explains the procedure. She's the faculty editor for the Harvard Medical School Guide Clearing the Fog of Cataracts.

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    A happier you. Exploring the amazing power of mindfulness

    A happier you. Exploring the amazing power of mindfulness

    Closing out our three-podcast series on the science of happiness, Dr. Ronald D. Siegel discusses the health benefits of living in the moment. If you're new to this kind of mindfulness practice, all you need to start is a bit of gratitude. Dr. Siegel is the faculty editor for the Harvard special report Positive Psychology. Click the link to learn more. 

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