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Teens and confidentiality – Harvard Health Blog

Teenage girl talks with health care provider
When my primary care patients reach high school age, or sometimes before, I kick their parents out of the exam room. I don’t do it right at the beginning of the visit. I meet with them both first, to see what the parents are worried about (teens don’t always tell me), and to get...

Have I Gone Full Keto?

Have I Gone Full Keto?
“Has Mark given up Primal?” I get this question all the time, and I’m not surprised. Over the past few years, I’ve really focused on exploring the utility, applications, and ins and outs of the ketogenic diet. Why? I’m still Primal and have been for over a decade. That won’t ever change. And you...

Primal Guide to Olive Oil: Why and When to Use It

Primal Guide to Olive Oil: Why and When to Use It
Olive oil is the great uniter of the dietary tribes. While your Ray Peatians might grumble at the 10% PUFA content and hardcore carnivores will balk at its vegetal origins, the vast majority of dietary camps—vegans, vegetarians, paleo, Primal, keto, Mediterranean, Weight Watchers, etc.—consider olive oil to be a healthy fat. I have...

New Toolkit Aims to Help Educate Women About Prescription Opioids

New Toolkit Aims to Help Educate Women About Prescription Opioids
Share on: By HealthyWomen + Allied Against Opioid Abuse (AAOA)Pain management is not a one-size-fits-all situation. Research shows that women are more likely to be prescribed opioids than men and tend to become persistent users of opioids. Women also make more than 80 percent of health care decisions for their families and are...

What Happens to a Man’s Sperm as He Ages?

Aging Men’s Sperm
The icy truth about paternal age. (Courtesy unsplash.com) Make no mistake: Egg freezing to preserve women’s fertility has become a new American pastime. Unheard of five years ago, egg freezing has allowed thousands of women to worry less about their biological clocks and focus more on other dreams and goals. Should men be doing...

Recruitment for NHS mental health workers, number of teens needing glasses increases, asthma deaths & more

Recruitment for NHS mental health workers, number of teens needing glasses increases, asthma deaths & more
We hope you’ve had a good week. If you’ve missed out on any health news, here are the latest headline highlights. There are heavy rain and winds set to hit the UK this weekend so stay safe wherever you are! The NHS plans to recruit 600 mental health social workers in the next...

Keeping children safe around cosmetics – Harvard Health Blog

Keeping children safe around cosmetics - Harvard Health Blog
When we think about household products that need to be kept out of the reach of small children, we usually think about medications and cleaning products. We don’t usually think about cosmetics. But a study published in the journal Clinical Pediatrics shows that we need to think about cosmetics too. How many childhood injuries are...

The Only Upside of a Broken Back

Creating Family After Spinal Cord Injury
Go! Go! Go! (Courtesy: Unsplash.com) One man was in a terrifying logging accident. Another dove into a shallow pond as a teenager. A third was the victim of a drive-by shooting. And yet another was in a horrific car crash. Miraculously, after surviving these unreal incidents, they shared the same problem: a spinal...

Menopause: Beyond the Stereotypes | Mark’s Daily Apple

Menopause: Beyond the Stereotypes | Mark's Daily Apple
Disclaimer: I have not gone through menopause. I am, however, turning 40 this year. Statistically speaking, this is the decade in which I’m likely to enter perimenopause, so I have a vested interest in understanding what might be in store for me.  I’m all too familiar with...

Are You Doing Microworkouts? Here’s Why You Should.

Are You Doing Microworkouts? Here’s Why You Should.
The fitness industry is in the midst of a renaissance. Flawed and dated strategies like sedentary recovery practices or overly stressful HIIT workouts are being replaced with cutting-edge practices that offer more efficiency and return on investment. Today I’m covering one emerging fitness strategy: performing brief feats of strength in the routine course...
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