A heart murmur - an extra or unusual sound between heartbeats - is common in healthy children and is often benign. Children with unusually rapid heartbeats may suffer from a heart abnormality and...
Lipids are a large and diverse group of naturally occurring molecules known to most of us as cholesterol, fatty acids, triglycerides, etc. For decades, researchers have studied the complex process of...
Q&A with Ozanan Meireles, MD Q: What is type 2 diabetes? What is prediabetes? Type 2 diabetes is a chronic, degenerative disease that develops when the body cannot make enough, or properly use,...
Although legally permitted to drive in the US, people with partial central vision loss (blind areas) in both eyes, due to stroke, or other types of traumatic brain injury, may have difficulty in...
The field of autoimmunity is complicated and fast-moving, but innovations are changing the way we think about these diseases and, ultimately, how to stop them
The risk of developing diabetes increases as people grow older, heavier and less active; about 20 percent of the population between the ages of 60 and 74 has diabetes. Older individuals with diabetes...
Unlike a common rash that gradually goes away, eczema is a persistent condition that results in red, irritated and itchy skin. Continuous scratching may cause infected yellow crusts or bumps on the...
If you or someone you care about has recently been diagnosed with breast cancer, there will be questions. These may include: What should I eat? During any cancer therapy, remember these four diet...
Thomas Gagnon arrived at Massachusetts General Hospital expecting to receive a kidney transplant. Instead, he was referred to the Mass General Weight Center for life-changing obesity treatment.
The initial assessment of a blood test to help diagnose major depressive disorder indicates it may become a useful clinical tool. A team including MGH researchers reports that analyzing levels of...

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