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  • How early can you — and should you — diagnose autism? August 23, 2019
    If a parent thinks a child might have autism, it helps to get a definitive diagnosis as early as possible, since the earlier treatment can begin, the better it is for the child. But at what age can a reliable diagnosis be made? The post How early can you — and should you — diagnose […]
    Claire McCarthy, MD
  • When it comes to cholesterol levels, white meat may be no better than red meat — and plant-based protein beats both August 22, 2019
    Plenty of people avoid red meat or eat only small amounts of it. But relying on white meat for protein may not be such a good nutrition choice either. According to the results of a small study, those who ate red meat and white meat had similarly higher cholesterol levels. The post When it comes […]
    Katherine D. McManus, MS, RD, LDN
  • Talking to your doctor about your LGBTQ+ sex life August 21, 2019
    Talking about sexuality with a doctor can be uncomfortable. If you identify as LGBTQ+, it's important to find a doctor who is attuned to the specific needs of the LGBTQ+ community. This can make getting proper care easier. The post Talking to your doctor about your LGBTQ+ sex life appeared first on Harvard Health Blog.
    Cecil R. Webster, Jr., MD

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