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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.

    Taking a Tour of the Male Genitourinary System

    Taking a Tour of the Male Genitourinary System

    Right up there on the list of unpleasant medical topics best avoided includes problems that can befall the male genitourinary system. Despite its prosaic purpose, the machinery associated with eliminating waste and fostering procreation possesses a certain artfulness. Usually it can be safely ignored, functioning faithfully in the background…until something goes awry and this delicate plumbing gets our undivided attention. We asked Dr. Marc Garnick to take us on a tour of the system that voids waste and engages in reproduction. He’s the Gorman Brothers Clinical Professor of Medicine at Harvard-affiliated Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital. At the end of this podcast we’ll have some takeaways from the Harvard Annual Prostate Disease Guide.

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    Are You Taking Too Many Medications?

    Are You Taking Too Many Medications?

    Your daily dose of prescription medications, over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, or supplements can add up quickly. But as you take more pills, you increase your risk for potential problems. Harvard Health Letter Executive Editor Heidi Godman spoke with pharmacist Joanne Doyle Petrongolo from Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital for advice about ways to reduce your pill burden. For more information, check out our Harvard Special Health Report Aging in Place.

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    Shortcuts to improve your concentration

    Shortcuts to improve your concentration

    Information overload, aging, underlying conditions—they can all cause your concentration to become fragmented. And if you’re wondering how to focus enough to get through your work or chores, we have the answers. Harvard Health Letter Executive Editor Heidi Godman spoke with neurologist Kirk Daffner and neuropsychologist Kim Willment, both of Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital, to find out about easy ways to boost your focus. For more information, check out our Harvard Medical School Guide Improving Concentration and Focus.

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    Back to School: It’s Never Been More Complicated

    Back to School: It’s Never Been More Complicated

    Sending kids back to school in the fall is always a hopeful time in America. For most families, school is a vital part of the community. With the surge in coronavirus in many areas of the country, getting kids back in the classroom safely will require a major re-evaluation to reduce transmission rates that can impact people of all ages. We talked to Alan Geller, a senior lecturer in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Like it or not, for school teachers and administrators, things are going to be different. Don’t expect the traditional

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    Walking for health: Doing it right means thinking it through

    Walking for health: Doing it right means thinking it through

    If you thought creating a good walking program was as easy as slipping on your sneakers, think again. Sure we’ve all been walking since toddlerhood, but taking advantage of walking’s lifelong health benefits also means thinking about fall prevention, dressing in layers as the weather changes, even considering different walking techniques and styles. Harvard Fitness Advisor Michele Stanten, author of the Harvard Health Publishing special health report on Walking for Health, describes how to get the most out this easy, fundamental exercise routine.

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    Coronavirus Update: We’re facing the start of a second wave

    Coronavirus Update: We’re facing the start of a second wave

    Dr. Ashish K. Jha, head of the Harvard Global Health Institute, offers information on where we are where we’re going with the COVID-19 outbreak. Some take-aways:
    Communications missteps by the WHO regarding asymptomatic transmission have been quickly corrected. Yes, you can catch COVID-19 from people who are not showing symptoms. A second wave has begun, particularly in the south and Midwest. And calculations show we’ll reach more than 200,000 COVID-19 related deaths by September. Jha offers advice for parents, teachers and administrators on workable back-to-school scenarios. We know you don’t want to hear it, but COVID-19 will be a fact of global life for the rest of the year until a vaccine becomes widely available.

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