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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.

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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.

    State of the art: How medical science can handle your enlarged prostate

    State of the art: How medical science can handle your enlarged prostate

    The handy euphemism for an enlarged prostate gland—which constricts the urethra and makes it harder to void—is weak stream. It’s just one of the conditions tackled each year in Harvard’s annual Prostate Disease Guide. Here, Editor-in-chief Dr. Marc Garnick explains some possible steps if you’re experiencing the first subtle signs of benign prostatic hyperplasia.

    • 9 min
    Boosting Energy: Safe, easy steps for feeling your best

    Boosting Energy: Safe, easy steps for feeling your best

    You feel alive, energetic, at the peak of your game. Don’t you wish you could bottle it? For those of us who would like to boost our energy level, maybe you can. In this wide-ranging podcast, Dr. Anthony Komaroff, faculty editor of the special health report Boosting Energy and the editor-in-chief of Harvard Health Letter tells us there are lifestyle changes you can make today that will beat back fatigue and jump-start your energy….the elixir of life.

    • 26 min
    Mindful eating begins with switching quantity with quality

    Mindful eating begins with switching quantity with quality

    If you find losing weight difficult, don't worry about how much you consume. Instead concentrate on eating quality foods like fruit and vegetables, lean animal or plant-based proteins and healthy fats. Then apply the portion control strategy of using smaller plates, smaller glasses and earlier eating times. These ideas come from Dr. Scott Butsch, faculty editor for the Harvard special health report Lose Weight and Keep it Off. 

    • 11 min
    This year, resolve to challenge your brain

    This year, resolve to challenge your brain

    Finding healthy, satisfying mental stimulation is one key to establishing a cognitive reserve, an essential component in staving off cognitive decline. But, as Harvard neurologist Dr. Alvaro Pascual-Leone describes, playing the same computer game over and over won't help. It's important to "cross-train" the brain with a variety of fun, challenging mental activities. Dr. Pascual-Leone is the faculty editor for the Harvard Health Publishing special health report A Guide to Cognitive Fitness. Click this link to learn more. 

    • 10 min
    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.

    • 11 min
    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.

    • 22 min

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