Harvard Health Videos

Ask Harvard Medical School Series

Harvard Medical School Experts answers 130 commonly asked health questions.

Am I addicted to the Internet?

Featuring: Dr. Michael Miller

Am I drinking enough water?

Featuring: Dr. Julie Silver

Am I drinking too much?

Featuring: Dr. Anthony Komaroff

Am I getting enough sleep?

Featuring: Dr. Julie Silver

Another heart screen

Featuring: Dr. Paula Johnson

Antidepressants and sex

Featuring: Dr. Michael Miller

Anti-smoking drug worth trying

Featuring: Dr. Michael Miller

Are heart palpitations a worry?

Featuring: Dr. Paula Johnson

Avoiding shoulder pain

Featuring: Dr. Larry Higgins

Babies and plastics

Featuring: Dr. Victoria McEvoy

Beer and fluid loss

Featuring: Dr. Anthony Komaroff

Babies and TV

Featuring: Dr. Victoria McEvoy

Brief guide to sneezing

Featuring: Dr. Anthony Komaroff

Can Viagra be addictive?

Featuring: Dr. Abraham Morgentaler

Can you trigger a heart attack?

Featuring: Dr. Paula Johnson

Children's cold medicines

Featuring: Dr. Victoria McEvoy

Counting calories

Featuring: Dr. Julie Silver

Depression or just hard times?

Featuring: Dr. Michael Miller

Do hiccup cures work?

Featuring: Dr. Anthony Komaroff

Do I need glasses?

Featuring: Dr. Howard LeWine

Do immune boosters prevent colds?

Featuring: Dr. Julie Silver

Does hypnosis work?

Featuring: Dr. Michael Miller

Driving and cell phones

Featuring: Dr. Richard Zane

Early senior moments

Featuring: Dr. Michael Miller

Energy foods

Featuring: Dr. Julie Silver

EZ disaster planning

Featuring: Dr. Richard Zane

Fat on the inside

Featuring: Dr. Julie Silver

Fighting super bugs

Featuring: Dr. Howard LeWine

French diet paradox solved

Featuring: Dr. Anthony Komaroff

Generic vs. brand-name

Featuring: Dr. Howard LeWine

Genetic testing for breast cancer

Featuring: Dr. Julie Silver

Getting back into shape

Featuring: Dr. Michael VanRooyen

Healthy grilling

Featuring: Dr. Julie Silver

Help for IBS

Featuring: Dr. Howard LeWine

HGH and the middle-aged man

Featuring: Dr. Abraham Morgentaler

What is angina?

Featuring: Dr. Anthony Komaroff

What are an angioplasty and a stent?

Featuring: Dr. Anthony Komaroff

QA: Thiazide diuretics and diabetes

Featuring: Dr. Nancy Keating

QA: Treating H. pylori

Featuring: Dr. Anthony Komaroff

What is atherosclerosis?

Featuring: Dr. Anthony Komaroff

What is a heart attack?

Featuring: Dr. Anthony Komaroff

Honesty as a family value

Featuring: Dr. Paula Rauch

How much beef can I eat?

Featuring: Dr. Julie Silver

How to have more sex

Featuring: Dr. Teri Greco

How to keep from shrinking

Featuring: Dr. Anthony Komaroff

Importance of family routine

Featuring: Dr. Paula Rauch

Infant swim lessons

Featuring: Dr. Julie Silver

Is chocolate good for you?

Featuring: Dr. Julie Silver

Is football okay for kids?

Featuring: Dr. Richard Zane

Is it menopause?

Featuring: Dr. JoAnn Manson

It could be low testosterone

Featuring: Dr. Abraham Morgentaler

Long-term effects of concussions

Featuring: Dr. Michael Miller

Mammograms vs. MRIs

Featuring: Dr.Julie Silver

Meaning of yawns

Featuring: Dr. Anthony Komaroff

Not another yeast infection

Featuring: Dr. Teri Greco

Pimples - hands off!

Featuring: Dr. Clarissa Yang

Pregnancy after 35

Featuring: Dr. Peter Doubilet

Prehypertension

Featuring: Dr. Paula Johnson

Preventing cancer

Featuring: Dr. Anthony Komaroff

Protecting your bones

Featuring: Dr. JoAnn Manson

Quitting coffee

Featuring: Dr. Michael Miller

Raising a happy child

Featuring: Dr. Paula Rauch

Recognizing back pain

Featuring: Dr. Julie Silver

Reducing gas production

Featuring: Dr. Anthony Komaroff

Remembering your medication

Featuring: Dr. Howard LeWine

Seizure dos and don’ts

Featuring: Dr. Richard Zane

Sex drive and the pill

Featuring: Dr. Teri Greco

Sex during pregnancy

Featuring: Dr. Teri Greco

Shopping for a sunscreen

Featuring: Dr. Clarissa Yang

Slimming down a chunky child

Featuring: Dr. Julie Silver

Smart drugs

Featuring: Dr. Michael Miller

Spotting skin cancer

Featuring: Dr. Clarissa Yang

Statins

Featuring: Dr. Howard LeWine

Stop snoring

Featuring: Dr. Julie Silver

Sun protective clothing

Featuring: Dr. Clarissa Yang

Sunless tanning

Featuring: Dr. Clarissa Yang

Supplements that work

Featuring: Dr. Howard LeWine

Taming a temper

Featuring: Dr. Michael Miller

Teen brains

Featuring: Dr. Michael Miller

Telepsychiatry - wave of the future

Featuring: Dr. Michael Miller

The best and worst knee exercises

Featuring: Dr. Larry Higgins

The best moisturizers

Featuring: Dr. Clarissa Yang

The bottom line on fish

Featuring: Dr. Anthony Komaroff

The fertility diet

Featuring: Dr. Jorge Chavarro

The food-mood connection

Featuring: Dr. Julie Silver

The friendly bacteria

Featuring: Dr. Anthony Komaroff

The Harvard skin routine

Featuring: Dr. Clarissa Yang

The morning after pill

Featuring: Dr. Richard Zane

The no-period pill Lybrel

Featuring: Dr. Julie Silver

The perils of trampolines

Featuring: Dr. Richard Zane

The problem with sports drinks

Featuring: Dr. Julie Silver

The quitting smoking cough

Featuring: Dr. Howard LeWine

The real deal on peanut allergies

Featuring: Dr. Julie Silver

The right anti-malaria medication

Featuring: Dr. Michael VanRooyen

The safe route to fuller lips

Featuring: Dr. Clarissa Yang

The teen HPV vaccine

Featuring: Dr. Victoria McEvoy

The teen steroid epidemic

Featuring: Dr. Larry Higgins

The truth about trans fat

Featuring: Dr. Jorge Chavarro

Therapeutic Botox

Featuring: Dr. Julie Silver

Too thin to get pregnant

Featuring: Dr. Jorge Chavarro

Traveler's diarrhea

Featuring: Dr. Michael VanRooyen

Treating burns

Featuring: Dr. Michael VanRooyen

Ultrasound and your baby

Featuring: Dr. Peter Doubilet

Understanding perfectionism

Featuring: Dr. Michael Miller

What did you say?

Featuring: Dr. Anthony Komaroff

What to look for in a CPR class

Featuring: Dr. Michael VanRooyen

When a child chokes

Featuring: Dr. Richard Zane

When a friend gets cancer

Featuring: Dr. Julie Silver

When to get a checkup

Featuring: Dr. Howard LeWine

When to get a skin peel

Featuring: Dr. Clarissa Yang

When to go to the ER

Featuring: Dr. Richard Zane

Why colonoscopies work best

Featuring: Dr. Howard LeWine

Wrinkle creams that work

Featuring: Dr. Clarissa Yang

How Cancer Spreads

Featuring: Dr. Anthony Komaroff

How Cancer Starts

Featuring: Dr. Anthony Komaroff

How To Detect Cancer Early

Featuring: Dr. Anthony Komaroff

How To Stage A Cancer

How To Treat Cancer

Featuring: Dr. Anthony Komaroff

Angina

Featuring: Dr. Anthony Komaroff

Angioplasty

Featuring: Dr. Anthony Komaroff

Aortic Regurgitation

Featuring: Dr. Nancy Keating

Aortic Stenosis

Featuring: Dr. Nancy Keating

Atrial Fibrillation

Featuring: Dr. Nancy Keating

Bypass Surgery

Featuring: Dr. Anthony Komaroff

Heart Attack

Featuring: Dr. Anthony Komaroff

Heart Failure

Featuring: Dr. Anthony Komaroff

Mitral Regurgitation

Featuring: Dr. Nancy Keating

Mitral Stenosis

Featuring: Dr. Nancy Keating

Mitral Valve Prolapse

Featuring: Dr. Nancy Keating

Ventricular Fibrillation

Featuring: Dr. Anthony Komaroff

Rheumatoid Arthritis and exercise

Featuring: Dr. Anthony Komaroff

Fighting MS-related fatigue

Featuring: Dr. Anthony Komaroff

Preventing the spread of HIV

Featuring: Dr. Anthony Komaroff

Pursed lip breathing for COPD

Featuring: Dr. Howard LeWine

Pulmonary rehab for COPD

Featuring: Dr. Howard LeWine

Living well with COPD

Featuring: Dr. Howard LeWine

Diabetes and exercise

Featuring: Dr. Reena Pande

Diabetes and eye health

Featuring: Dr. Reena Pande

Lower triglycerides through diet

Featuring: Dr. Reena Pande

How to handle low blood sugar

Featuring: Dr. Reena Pande

Dynamic stretching

Everyday stretching

Four exercises for life

Modified side plank

Seated hamstring stretch

Seated pretzel stretch

Seated torso rotation

Side plank with bent knees

Standing hamstring curl

Standing knee lift

Standing side leg lift

Walking with resistance bands


Ask HMS Video List by Category

Women's Issues

  • Counting Calories
  • Depression or just hard times?
  • Driving and cell phones
  • Genetic testing for breast cancer
  • Help for IBS
  • Honesty as a family value
  • How to have more sex
  • Importance of family routine
  • Is chocolate good for you?
  • Is it menopause?
  • Mammograms vs. MRIs
  • Not another yeast infection!
  • Pimples – hands off!
  • Pregnancy after age 35
  • Protecting your bones
  • Sex drive and the pill
  • Shopping for a sunscreen
  • Sunless tanning
  • The best moisturizers
  • The fertility diet
  • The Harvard skin routine
  • The morning after pill
  • The no-period pill
  • The real deal on peanut allergies
  • The safe route to fuller lips
  • Therapeutic Botox
  • Too thin to get pregnant
  • Ultrasound and your baby
  • When a friend gets cancer
  • When to get a skin peel
  • Wrinkle creams that work

Seniors

  • Depression or just hard times?
  • Do I need glasses?
  • Driving and cell phones
  • Early senior moments
  • How to keep from shrinking
  • Protecting your bones
  • Remembering your medication
  • Spotting skin cancer
  • The best moisturizers
  • When a friend gets cancer
  • When to get a checkup
  • Wrinkle creams that work

Diet & Nutrition

  • Am I drinking enough water?
  • Counting calories
  • Energy foods
  • Fat on the inside
  • French diet paradox solved
  • Getting back into shape
  • Healthy grilling
  • How much beef can I eat?
  • Is chocolate good for you?
  • Quitting coffee
  • Reducing gas production
  • Sun protective clothing
  • Supplements that work
  • The bottom line on fish
  • The fertility diet
  • The food-mood connection
  • The problem with sports drinks
  • The real deal on peanut allergies
  • The truth about trans fat
  • Too thin to get pregnant?

Kids

  • Best hiccup cures
  • Children's cold medicines
  • Driving and cell phones
  • Honesty as a family value
  • Importance of family routine
  • Infant swim lessons
  • Is football okay for kids?
  • Pimples – hands off!
  • Raising a happy child
  • Shopping for a sunscreen
  • Slimming down a chunky child
  • Sun protective clothing
  • Taming a temper
  • Teen brains
  • The perils of trampolines
  • The problem with sports drinks
  • The real deal on peanut allergies
  • The teen HPV vaccine
  • The teen steroid epidemic
  • When a child chokes

Cardiovascular

  • Another heart screen
  • Can you trigger a heart attack?
  • Prehypertension
  • HHP What is Atherosclerosis

Others

  • Am I addicted to the internet?
  • Am I drinking too much?
  • Am I getting enough sleep?
  • Anti-smoking drug worth trying
  • Brief guide to sneezing
  • Does hypnosis work?
  • Do I need glasses?
  • Do immune boosters prevent colds?
  • EZ disaster planning
  • Fighting super bugs
  • Generic vs. brand name
  • HGH and the middle-aged man
  • Long-term effects of concussions
  • Meaning of yawns
  • Preventing cancer
  • Seizure dos and don'ts
  • Stop snoring
  • Sun protective clothing
  • Supplements that work
  • Telepsychiatry – wave of the future
  • The quitting smoking cough
  • The right anti-malaria medication
  • Therapeutic Botox
  • Traveler's diarrhea
  • What to look for in a CPR class

Sex

  • Can Viagra be addictive?
  • How to have more sex
  • It could be low testosterone
  • Sex drive and the pill
  • The fertility diet
  • The morning after pill
  • The no-period pill
  • Too thin to get pregnant?

Pain

  • Avoiding shoulder pain
  • Help for IBS
  • Recognizing back pain
  • Treating burns
  • When to go to the ER

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