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Accurately measuring socioeconomic differences, health disparities

For more than two years, Nancy Krieger and her colleagues have worked with approximately 1 million records from databases of the Massachusetts and Rhode Island Departments of Public Health as well as...

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Benefits, risks and cost-effectiveness of early hepatitis C treatment uncertain

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a largely asymptomatic disease that after a long latency period, usually spanning decades, can damage the liver and eventually cause cirrhosis and liver cancer. While it is...

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Alternative screening could cut cervical cancer deaths in poor nations

In the right hands, a swab of vinegar and a flashlight may detect more cervical cancer around the world than the recommended cytological screening known as a Pap smear. At the right time, a single DNA...

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Percentage of Katrina survivors with mental disorders increasing

According to the most comprehensive survey yet conducted of people affected by Hurricane Katrina, the percentage of pre-hurricane residents of the affected areas in Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi...

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Dramatic increase in ER waiting time for seriously ill patients

Patients of all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic status are facing ever-increasing waits for care in emergency rooms, according to a study published online today  by the journal Health Affairs. The...

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Julius B. Richmond, giant in public health and pediatrics

Julius B. Richmond, a seminal figure in the history of American public health and pediatrics, and the first national director of the Head Start program, who held professorial positions at three Harvard...

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Having happy friends can make you happy

If you’re happy and you know it, thank your friends — and their friends. And while you’re at it, their friends’ friends. But if you’re sad, hold the blame. Researchers from Harvard Medical School and...

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Internet offers risks as well as benefit to patients

The Internet has had a profound effect on clinical practice by providing both physicians and patients with a wealth of information. But with those rewards come risks of incorrect or poorly interpreted...

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Return to Harvard Day

Beyond touring the campus, sampling public service programs, and attending courses and colloquiums, Return to Harvard Day was about reimmersion into the fabric of everyday life in the Harvard community...

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How doctors think, past and present

White man’s diseases, more than guns or famine, wiped out Native Americans. It’s a ubiquitous, simple argument, found everywhere from children’s American history textbooks to Jared Diamond’s Pulitzer...

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Accurately measuring socioeconomic differences, health disparities

For more than two years, Nancy Krieger and her colleagues have worked with approximately 1 million records from databases of the Massachusetts and Rhode Island Departments of Public Health as well as...

View Article

Benefits, risks and cost-effectiveness of early hepatitis C treatment uncertain

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a largely asymptomatic disease that after a long latency period, usually spanning decades, can damage the liver and eventually cause cirrhosis and liver cancer. While it is...

View Article

Alternative screening could cut cervical cancer deaths in poor nations

In the right hands, a swab of vinegar and a flashlight may detect more cervical cancer around the world than the recommended cytological screening known as a Pap smear. At the right time, a single DNA...

View Article


Percentage of Katrina survivors with mental disorders increasing

According to the most comprehensive survey yet conducted of people affected by Hurricane Katrina, the percentage of pre-hurricane residents of the affected areas in Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi...

View Article

Dramatic increase in ER waiting time for seriously ill patients

Patients of all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic status are facing ever-increasing waits for care in emergency rooms, according to a study published online today  by the journal Health Affairs. The...

View Article


Julius B. Richmond, giant in public health and pediatrics

Julius B. Richmond, a seminal figure in the history of American public health and pediatrics, and the first national director of the Head Start program, who held professorial positions at three...

View Article

Image may be NSFW.
Clik here to view.

Having happy friends can make you happy

If you’re happy and you know it, thank your friends — and their friends. And while you’re at it, their friends’ friends. But if you’re sad, hold the blame. Researchers from Harvard Medical School and...

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Internet offers risks as well as benefit to patients

The Internet has had a profound effect on clinical practice by providing both physicians and patients with a wealth of information. But with those rewards come risks of incorrect or poorly interpreted...

View Article

Image may be NSFW.
Clik here to view.

Return to Harvard Day

Beyond touring the campus, sampling public service programs, and attending courses and colloquiums, Return to Harvard Day was about reimmersion into the fabric of everyday life in the Harvard...

View Article

Image may be NSFW.
Clik here to view.

How doctors think, past and present

White man’s diseases, more than guns or famine, wiped out Native Americans. It’s a ubiquitous, simple argument, found everywhere from children’s American history textbooks to Jared Diamond’s Pulitzer...

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