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Depression Screening For All Adults Deserves A Thumbs Up

McLean Hospital | Posted 02.23.2017 | Healthy Living
McLean Hospital

McLean Hospital Guest Blogger, Brent P. Forester, MD, MSc The US Preventive Services Task Force has recommended that primary care physicians screen al...

Scientists Discover 83 Genetic Mutations That Help Determine Your Height

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 02.06.2017 | Healthy Living

Ever wonder how much of your height you inherited from your parents? A large-scale genetic study published recently in the journal Nature is helping ...

I, Too, Am An Immigrant. I, Too, Belong.

Raj Panjabi | Posted 02.12.2017 | Politics
Raj Panjabi

“Together, we are a nation united not by any one culture, or ethnicity, or ideology, but by the principles of opportunity, equality, and liberty tha...

Harvard Researchers Just Demonstrated The Most Extensive Reengineering Of A Genome Yet

Singularity University | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 08.22.2016 | World

Researchers at Harvard Medical School have “radically rewritten” the genome of bacteria E. coli. The team has replaced 7 of its 64 codons (3-lette...

Effects Of Screen Time On Adult Sleep

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 08.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Screen time at night keeps adults from falling asleep and sleeping well due to cognitive stimulation and sleep deprivation. Your brain's electrical activity increases, neurons race and divert you from calming down into a peaceful state of mind for sleep.

Fighting Parkinson's In The Lab

McLean Hospital | Posted 06.15.2016 | Healthy Living
McLean Hospital

I have always been interested in the human brain and have dedicated my career to investigating this complex organ to better understand neurodegenerative diseases, and to use our research findings to develop treatments, and one day, cures.

Med Students Take Battle Against Opioid Epidemic Into Their Own Hands

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 05.24.2016 | Politics

Students at Harvard Medical School may just be the first doctors-in-training to learn how to administer one of the most effective drugs for combating ...

5 Life Lessons From the Heart

Mirissa D. Price | Posted 03.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Mirissa D. Price

Everything except for life, that is. I wouldn't say it takes a Harvard Medical School education to come to this realization, but I am going to let you in on the secrets hidden in the confines of a $400,000 degree:

Harvard Medical School launches InciteHealth Initiative to Support Budding Healthcare Innovators

Marquis Cabrera | Posted 02.03.2017 | Impact
Marquis Cabrera

Harvard Medical School launched InciteHealth; a yearlong, part-time program aimed at transforming primary care through the creation of new ventures. ...

Northwestern University Professor Creates Startup to Help Primary Care Practices Thrive Using Data Science

Marquis Cabrera | Posted 01.20.2017 | Impact
Marquis Cabrera

Dr. Soulakis is a public health scientist whose research focus lies at the intersection of epidemiology and informatics; he is particularly interested in understanding the expanding, data-rich environment created by health information technology, and leveraging computationally techniques to monitor and improve healthcare quality.

What Do Your Dreams Say About Your Sleep Quality?

Posted 01.22.2016 | Healthy Living

A good night’s sleep is far more nuanced than simply putting in your seven to nine hours and calling it a day. Good, healthy sleep means feeling res...

Dinnertime Storytelling Makes Kids Voracious Readers

The Conversation US | Posted 09.21.2016 | Parents
The Conversation US

Here are some of the connections I researched while working on my book, Home for Dinner. And remember, none of these requires a gourmet meal or a trip to the bookstore. Library books and a takeout pizza are just as good.

Sugar, School and Your Child's Immunity

Irene Ross | Posted 09.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Irene Ross

School's back in session and your child has gone from two months of fresh air, regular exercise, relaxation and recreation to an indoor classroom packed with new kids to meet, coughs, sneezes, intense concentration, tests, and homework.

Muslim Woman Calls Growing Up In The U.S. 'A Privilege And A Responsibility'

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 04.08.2015 | Religion

The Huffington Post launched a series of animated videos on Monday portraying "What it Means to be Muslim in America," and HuffPost Live continued the...

Exclusive Interview With Alex Grey - Part 1

Morena Duwe | Posted 05.23.2015 | Arts
Morena Duwe

Deeply permeated in the transformational festival culture, Alex and his wife Allyson have become the voices and artists of a generation. In this interview, we discover, learn and transcend.

Getting the Right Care for the Right Patient in the Right Time

Nancy Brown | Posted 03.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

This is all about improving the quality of care in real time. Whereas studies show what has already happened to a patient, sometimes months after discharge, this is an opportunity to make a difference when it matters most -- while care is being given.

Still Undiagnosed? 3 Options to Try

Deborah J. Cornwall | Posted 11.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Deborah J. Cornwall

Millions of people suffer from undiagnosed or untreated chronic conditions. The most difficult to diagnose tend to be autoimmune, inflammatory, and au...

Howard to Harvard: An Inside Look at Mentoring in STEM Education

Dr. Sheila Nutt | Posted 10.06.2014 | Black Voices
Dr. Sheila Nutt

One of the challenges in this area involves finding mentors who understand the complex issues surrounding urban youth. In order to prepare the future generation of STEM leaders, we must also increase the access to research labs and hands-on experiences in the biomedical sciences.

Mindfulness in Everyday Life: My Day With the Dalai Lama -- A Primer for Happiness

Donna Rockwell, PsyD | Posted 04.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Donna Rockwell, PsyD

I listened carefully as he spoke. I took notes. I mulled over in detail his main points. Since that day, I have steeped, like tea, in the essence of his message. My sense is that if he were to write a "Dear Dalai Lama" column, this is what he might say.

These 5 Places Have Mastered The Art Of Sleep

Posted 02.07.2014 | Healthy Living

Both science and general public opinion are starting to wake up to the importance of sleep in maintaining health, well-being and productivity. We know...

Dr. Eben Alexander Says It's Time for Brain Science to Graduate From Kindergarten

Ingrid Peschke | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Ingrid Peschke

I read Proof of Heaven when it was first released, and I met Dr. Alexander briefly at a talk he gave in New Bedford, Mass. in the spring, but I relished having an hour of his time recently to discuss the questions I'd considered since I first followed his story in the headlines.

From Heart Failure to 'Heartstrings'

Donna Fish | Posted 11.30.2013 | Arts
Donna Fish

You may have heard the song "Heartstrings" while you're waiting for your latte at Starbucks, and figured you are listening to another talented singer/songwriter whose sound reminds you or Bonnie Raitt or Patsy Cline.

Sleep -- A Competitive Advantage

Mary Prefontaine | Posted 11.27.2013 | Business
Mary Prefontaine

what if we all "woke up" to the reality that healthy sleep leads to better outcomes, happier lives and a more productive society? What if our employees were not required to be "on 24-7," but rather alive with energy and fully engaged?

Is Happiness Preventive Medicine?

Ingrid Peschke | Posted 10.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Ingrid Peschke

Happiness is a treatment we can all prescribe for ourselves and watch as it truly does take center stage in our life.

Almost Anorexic

Jenni Schaefer | Posted 02.14.2014 | Women
Jenni Schaefer

On planes and at parties, Dr. Thomas and I are often asked, "How can I become almost anorexic?", as if engaging in eating disorder symptoms at an average or above-average body weight is benign or even desirable.