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Harvard Chan: This Week in Health brings you top health headlines—from wellness tips to important global health trends. You'll also hear insight from Harvard Chan experts.
 
The Voices in Leadership series at Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health enhances the decision-making knowledge of students and generates ideas that can provide solutions and strategies to global and domestic health problems.
 
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A new study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health found that students who lived in dormitories without air conditioning during a heat wave performed worse on a series of simple tests compared with students who lived in air-conditioned dorms. The findings show that the effects of extreme heat are not just felt by those typically thought ...…
 
A new study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health found that students who lived in dormitories without air conditioning during a heat wave performed worse on a series of simple tests compared with students who lived in air-conditioned dorms. The findings show that the effects of extreme heat are not just felt by those typically thought ...…
 
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps 40 million low-income Americans afford food each month. But the program's future is uncertain as Congress debates the Farm Bill, a multi-year spending bill that will expire on September 30. The Trump administration has proposed significant changes—including cuts in funding—that could sh ...…
 
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps 40 million low-income Americans afford food each month. But the program's future is uncertain as Congress debates the Farm Bill, a multi-year spending bill that will expire on September 30. The Trump administration has proposed significant changes—including cuts in funding—that could sh ...…
 
July 12, 2018 — Every company has an impact on health—both positive and negative—whether they realize it or not. And in this episode we're taking an in-depth look at the links between businesses and health. Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health recently partnered with Harvard Business School to launch a new initiative called Culture of Heal ...…
 
Every company has an impact on health—both positive and negative—whether they realize it or not. And in this episode we're taking an in-depth look at the links between businesses and health. Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health recently partnered with Harvard Business School to launch a new initiative called Culture of Health (COH): A Busi ...…
 
In this episode we're marking a major public health milestone. As of Monday, June 18, U.S. food manufacturers are banned from creating products with artificial trans fats—found in partially hydrogenated oils. This ban is the culmination of decades of research and work, and we'll explore how these fats became such a mainstay in American foods, t ...…
 
In this episode we're marking a major public health milestone. As of Monday, June 18, U.S. food manufacturers are banned from creating products with artificial trans fats—found in partially hydrogenated oils. This ban is the culmination of decades of research and work, and we'll explore how these fats became such a mainstay in American foods, t ...…
 
In the early 21st century there was hope that the success of the mumps vaccine in the United States would pave the way for the eventual elimination of the highly contagious disease. But since 2006 there's actually been a resurgence of mumps. In this week's podcast Yonatan Grad, assistant professor of immunology and infectious diseases, explains ...…
 
In the early 21st century there was hope that the success of the mumps vaccine in the United States would pave the way for the eventual elimination of the highly contagious disease. But since 2006 there's actually been a resurgence of mumps. In this week's podcast Yonatan Grad, assistant professor of immunology and infectious diseases, explains ...…
 
Dr. Tomislav Mihaljevic, President and CEO of Cleveland Clinic, discussed with Dr. Atule Gawande, what it’s like to lead an $8 billion medical system, the challenging roles that he’s taken on in his career, and his top leadership strategies on the Voices in Leadership program on Wednesday, June 6, 2018.…
 
This week the Harvard Chan School launched the new School-wide Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment (C-CHANGE). Under the leadership of Director Gina McCarthy, C-CHANGE will use science to drive action on climate change and improve public health. It's something McCarthy is familiar with; as former U.S. Environmental Protection ...…
 
This week the Harvard Chan School launched the new School-wide Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment (C-CHANGE). Under the leadership of Director Gina McCarthy, C-CHANGE will use science to drive action on climate change and improve public health. It's something McCarthy is familiar with; as former U.S. Environmental Protection ...…
 
May 24, 2018 — This week more than 650 students from dozens of countries graduated from the Harvard Chan School. Each graduate has their own amazing story—with powerful reasons for pursuing public health. We can’t share them all, but this week we’re sharing three stories. Alice Han, MPH '18, is calling attention to the "pandemic" of violence ag ...…
 
This week more than 650 students from dozens of countries graduated from the Harvard Chan School. Each graduate has their own amazing story—with powerful reasons for pursuing public health. We can’t share them all, but this week we’re sharing three stories. Alice Han, MPH '18, is calling attention to the "pandemic" of violence against women; Ga ...…
 
Between 2014-2016, Researchers from Ariadne Labs ran an ambitious trial to see if a simple checklist could improve childbirth care and prevent deaths in one of India’s poorest states. The randomized study of 300,000 women in Uttar Pradesh was one of the largest maternal health trials ever. Both the stakes and hopes were high; globally, 300,000 ...…
 
Between 2014-2016, Researchers from Ariadne Labs ran an ambitious trial to see if a simple checklist could improve childbirth care and prevent deaths in one of India’s poorest states. The randomized study of 300,000 women in Uttar Pradesh was one of the largest maternal health trials ever. Both the stakes and hopes were high; globally, 300,000 ...…
 
In recent years countries across the Americas have made major improvements in health, but while life expectancy has increased and infant and maternal mortality rates have fallen, significant inequalities remain. A new commission launched by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is now examining ways to close those gaps. Members of the com ...…
 
In recent years countries across the Americas have made major improvements in health, but while life expectancy has increased and infant and maternal mortality rates have fallen, significant inequalities remain. A new commission launched by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is now examining ways to close those gaps.Members of the comm ...…
 
Drew Faust, President and Lincoln Professor of History at Harvard University, spoke about, “A Conversation with Drew Faust on Leadership,” on Wednesday, April 24, 2018. President Faust reflected on her 11 year tenure at Harvard University as the first female president, and what she sees as future challenges that higher education faces going for ...…
 
April 19, 2018 — The recent scandal over Facebook's use of personal information has shone fresh light on one of the most pressing issues of the 21st century: How can we protect our privacy when we are willingly—or unwillingly—giving vast amounts of data to companies like Facebook, Google, or Amazon. But those technology companies aren’t the onl ...…
 
The recent scandal over Facebook's use of personal information has shone fresh light on one of the most pressing issues of the 21st century: How can we protect our privacy when we are willingly—or unwillingly—giving vast amounts of data to companies like Facebook, Google, or Amazon. But those technology companies aren’t the only ones using pers ...…
 
April 12, 2018 — Billions of dollars in global health aid are distributed around the world each year. But the process by which that funding is distributed—often by large multilateral agencies— is frequently opaque and difficult to understand. In this week's episode we explore the state of the global health aid landscape—and examine ways to impr ...…
 
Billions of dollars in global health aid are distributed around the world each year. But the process by which that funding is distributed—often by large multilateral agencies— is frequently opaque and difficult to understand. In this week's episode we explore the state of the global health aid landscape—and examine ways to improve transparency ...…
 
March 29, 2018 — We often think of aging as an inevitable physical decline; as we get older our bodies break down and diseases begin to multiply. But what if that wasn't the case? What if we could change how we age and make our later years more healthy and fulfilling? That's the question we explore during our in-depth conversation with Will Mai ...…
 
We often think of aging as an inevitable physical decline; as we get older our bodies break down and diseases begin to multiply. But what if that wasn't the case? What if we could change how we age and make our later years more healthy and fulfilling? That's the question we explore during our in-depth conversation with Will Mair, associate prof ...…
 
Jackie Jenkins-Scott, former CEO of The Dimock Community Health center and 13th President of Wheelock College, spoke about, “Keys to Responsible Leadership in Troubling Times,” on Tuesday, March 27, 2018. Ms. Jenkins-Scott talked about her role in revitalizing The Dimock Center and the history of the 'community health center movement' domestica ...…
 
March 22, 2018 — On February 14, 2018, a gunman opened fire inside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., killing 17 people and wounding 17 more. That shooting and the students who survived have reignited a national conversation about guns under the banner "Never Again." On March 24, people across the country will gather for th ...…
 
On February 14, 2018, a gunman opened fire inside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., killing 17 people and wounding 17 more. That shooting and the students who survived have reignited a national conversation about guns under the banner "Never Again." On March 24, people across the country will gather for the March for Our L ...…
 
March 8, 2018 — A large new study of more than 1.3 million people finds high rates of diabetes and hypertension in India. We'll speak to experts about what could be driving this trend—and how health systems in India and around the world must adapt to address the growing threat from noncommunicable diseases. You'll hear from Pascal Geldsetzer, a ...…
 
A large new study of more than 1.3 million people finds high rates of diabetes and hypertension in India. We'll speak to experts about what could be driving this trend—and how health systems in India and around the world must adapt to address the growing threat from non-communicable diseases. You'll hear from Pascal Geldsetzer, a third-year doc ...…
 
Kakenya Ntaiya, Founder and President of the Kakenya Center for Excellence, spoke about, “Empowering Girls, Transforming Communities: The Power of Grassroots Leadership,” on Thursday, March 8, 2018 – which also coincided with International Women’s Day. Dr. Ntaiya spoke about her organization’s “recipe” for transformative change within a communi ...…
 
A new series of polls from the Harvard Opinion Research Program is shedding light on how Americans experience discrimination on a day-to-day basis. While many surveys have explored Americans’ beliefs about discrimination, this series, "Discrimination in America," asks people about their own personal experiences with discrimination. In this week ...…
 
A new series of polls from the Harvard Opinion Research Program is shedding light on how Americans experience discrimination on a day-to-day basis. While many surveys have explored Americans’ beliefs about discrimination, this series, "Discrimination in America," asks people about their own personal experiences with discrimination. In this week ...…
 
February, 15, 2018 — February is Heart Month, so in this week's podcast we're revisiting one of our most popular episodes: an in-depth look at dietary fat. We'll share tips for including more beneficial fats in your diet, plus we'll give you the bottom line on butter and health. You'll hear from two experts: Walter Willett, professor of epidemi ...…
 
February is Heart Month, so in this week's podcast we're revisiting one of our most popular episodes: an in-depth look at dietary fat. We'll share tips for including more beneficial fats in your diet, plus we'll give you the bottom line on butter and health. You'll hear from two experts: Walter Willett, professor of epidemiology and nutrition a ...…
 
February 8, 2018 — People are living longer than ever before—and that is raising new questions and challenges. In this week's episode, we explore how public health researchers are grappling with issues surrounding aging and longevity. Lisa Berkman, Thomas D. Cabot Professor of Public Policy, Epidemiology, and Global Health and Population and Di ...…
 
People are living longer than ever before—and that is raising new questions and challenges. In this week's episode, we explore how public health researchers are grappling with issues surrounding aging and longevity. Lisa Berkman, Thomas D. Cabot Professor of Public Policy, Epidemiology, and Global Health and Population and Director of the Harva ...…
 
Ted Strickland, former Governor of Ohio, discussed a wide range of subjects, such as prison reform and effective mental health policy, on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. Governor Strickland spoke with Dr. John McDonough and shared his tips for being a selfless leader.By digitalcomms@harvard.edu (Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health).
 
In this week's podcast we share an in-depth conversation with Vice Admiral Jerome Adams, the 20th Surgeon General of the United States. During a recent interview with Voices in Leadership, Adams outlined his strategy for addressing America's opioid epidemic and shared how his family's own experiences with addiction have informed his work.…
 
February 1, 2018 — In this week's podcast we share an in-depth conversation with Vice Admiral Jerome Adams, the 20th Surgeon General of the United States. During a recent interview with Voices in Leadership, Adams outlined his strategy for addressing America's opioid epidemic and shared how his family's own experiences with addiction have infor ...…
 
Researchers are now harnessing vast amounts of information to assess what works in medicine and public health. In this week's podcast, we explore why this approach holds promise—but why it also comes with potential risks. You'll hear from Miguel Hernan, Kolokotrones Professor of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, who is a leading expert in the fie ...…
 
January 25, 2018 — Researchers are now harnessing vast amounts of information to assess what works in medicine and public health. In this week's podcast, we explore why this approach holds promise—but why it also comes with potential risks. You'll hear from Miguel Hernan, Kolokotrones Professor of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, who is a leadin ...…
 
Jerome Adams, Surgeon General of the United States, discussed his path from state health commissioner to Surgeon General on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018. Dr. Adams spoke with Dr. Robert Blendon on the opioid epidemic as well, specifically on treatment options and what his office is doing to combat this continuing crisis.…
 
In May 2018, the U.S. government will be rolling out broad new menu labeling regulations. As part of the Affordable Care Act, restaurants and other food outlets with more than 20 locations will be required to post calorie counts right on their menus. And new research shows those rules may already be having an impact before they even go into eff ...…
 
In May 2018, the U.S. government will be rolling out broad new menu labeling regulations. As part of the Affordable Care Act, restaurants and other food outlets with more than 20 locations will be required to post calorie counts right on their menus. And new research shows those rules may already be having an impact before they even go into eff ...…
 
January 11, 2018— Basic science is at the heart of many of our greatest health advances. And in this week's episode we speak with two scientists who are asking fundamental questions about how our bodies work. The answers could help crack the secrets of diseases ranging from diabetes to dementia. For the past three-plus years those two scientist ...…
 
Basic science is at the heart of many of our greatest health advances. And in this week's episode we speak with two scientists who are asking fundamental questions about how our bodies work. The answers could help crack the secrets of diseases ranging from diabetes to dementia.For the past three-plus years those two scientists, Robert Farese an ...…
 
Each year in sub-Saharan African more than a million women and newborns die during childbirth—or shortly thereafter. One key to preventing these deaths is making sure women deliver in high-quality health care facilities. But in many areas—such as Nairobi, Kenya—women are faced with an overwhelming number of choices of where to give birth, with ...…
 
Each year in sub-Saharan African more than a million women and newborns die during childbirth—or shortly thereafter. One key to preventing these deaths is making sure women deliver in high-quality health care facilities. But in many areas—such as Nairobi, Kenya—women are faced with an overwhelming number of choices of where to give birth, with ...…
 
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