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No, Students Do Not Really "Hate School Lunches"

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 09.29.2015 | Parents
Bettina Elias Siegel

By now many of you have likely read "Why Students Hate School Lunches," by Kate Murphy in this week's New York Times Sunday Review. Here's my one word reaction to the piece: GAH!!!!

Ten Years After, Before You Begin

Andrew Frishman | Posted 09.25.2015 | Education
Andrew Frishman

As a nation, it behooves us to consider how we prioritize various learning experiences. As millions of high school students leap through the hoops and hurdles of the next 9 months of the school year, we must look beyond short-term gains in specific skills and knowledge toward their longer term needs and desires.

How Telehealth Is Changing Medicine

Posted 05.15.2015 | Healthy Living

This panel is a presentation of The Dr. Lawrence H. and Roberta Cohn Forums, at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in collaboration with Th...

What You Need To Know About Heart Disease And Women

Posted 02.12.2015 | Healthy Living

This panel is a presentation of The Dr. Lawrence H. and Roberta Cohn Forums, at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in collaboration with Th...

The Mediterranean Diet Manifesto

Elena Paravantes RD | Posted 03.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Elena Paravantes RD

One of the diets that has stood the test of time, has been followed by real people and has the research to support it, is the Mediterranean diet. A non-restricting diet associated with numerous health benefits. And while it is a specific way of eating, it is also a way of living.

Whole Grains Could Help You Live Longer

The Huffington Post | Meredith Melnick | Posted 01.05.2015 | Healthy Living

Don't ditch the bread just yet. A new study from the Harvard School of Public Health reveals that, counter to what low-carb enthusiasts would have you...

Clean Energy Can Multiply Gerald L. Chan's $350 Million Gift to Harvard

Stacy Clark | Posted 11.10.2014 | Green
Stacy Clark

Will Harvard's Management Company, tasked with growing Harvard's endowment, acknowledge the critical state of the planet and direct a portion of Chan's gift to building the kind of intentional financial partnerships that lead to a more stable climate and a more manageable global health ecosystem?

Adults, Including Congress, Also Need to Make the Right Choices

Bruce Lesley | Posted 08.17.2014 | Impact
Bruce Lesley

Parents count of schools to "do right" by our children and to ensure that, just as kids learn reading and math skills that lay the foundation for later learning and success, healthy eating is taught and modeled throughout the school day as well. This is important for all kids, but especially for low-income children.

Taking The Lead On Women's Public Health

Saundra Pelletier | Posted 07.15.2014 | Impact
Saundra Pelletier

At WomanCare Global, we empower women to choose whether and when they'll have children. We want to ensure that every aspect of the supply chain has been audited and addressed.

WATCH: Harvard School Of Public Health Panel On Distracted Driving With Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx

Lance Gould | Posted 06.28.2014 | Impact

Distracted driving is a national safety issue, responsible for 421,000 injuries and more than 3000 deaths in 2012. The problem is so pervasive that...

WATCH: This Shocking Statistic Shows How Inequality Affects Our Health

Posted 01.27.2014 | Healthy Living

Although life expectancy continues to slowly rise in the United States, the truth is that we still lag behind peer nations when it comes to longevity ...

Capitalizing on Human Capital

David E. Bloom | Posted 03.23.2014 | Impact
David E. Bloom

Policymakers routinely miss an important point: that human capital development depends on a series of interventions across a person's lifetime in the areas of health, education and employment.

WATCH: What We Know About Aging

Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living

This panel is presented at The Forum at Harvard School of Public Health in collaboration with The Huffington Post. As part of HuffPost Healthy Livi...

This Could Prevent 40% Of Colorectal Cancers

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 09.18.2013 | Fifty

In the early stages of colorectal cancer, symptoms may be hard to identify. And because the symptoms don't often become apparent until the disease has...

Guns and Suicide: Worse Than Just a Means

Tom Harvey | Posted 11.16.2013 | Politics
Tom Harvey

Why aren't the number of non-gun suicides lower in high gun states? If the effect of guns on the suicide rate is just a matter of being a convenient means then gun suicide should replace non-gun suicide in many cases.

WATCH: Why We Overeat

Posted 09.16.2013 | Healthy Living

This panel is presented at The Forum at Harvard School of Public Health in collaboration with The Huffington Post, including video courtesy of HBO. ...

Simple Tips for Creating Patient-Friendly Health Materials

Erin N. Marcus, M.D. | Posted 08.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Erin N. Marcus, M.D.

Clear communication from doctors, nurses, hospitals and clinics is essential for patients to manage their health care effectively. But creating easily understood materials isn't simple.

The Moral Arc of the Universe Bends Towards Justice, But It Will Not Happen on Its Own

Larry Brilliant, M.D. | Posted 07.31.2013 | College
Larry Brilliant, M.D.

The arc of history will not bend towards justice without you bending it. Public health needs you to ensure health for all. Seize that history. Bend that arc.

A Failure to Communicate: Why Gun Control Is Destined to Fail

Nathan Hegedus | Posted 07.20.2013 | Politics
Nathan Hegedus

As Washington turns to scandal rather than policy, gun control seems to be slipping from the public conversation, and the already slim chance of legislation passing is fading to black.

The FXB-Village Model: Together Towards a Global Solution

Albina Du Boisrouvray | Posted 07.14.2013 | Impact
Albina Du Boisrouvray

As the FXB-Village Model continues to grow and we develop ways to share its methodology with the public, we will continue to rely on others -- on organizations that put out the call to action, and on individuals that answer it -- to help us validate and advance our work.

Eating This Could Add More Than Two Years To Your Life

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 04.02.2013 | Fifty

Eating fish could slash an older person's risk of dying prematurely by more than a quarter, and their risk of dying from heart disease by more than a ...

Is It a Tragedy or an Inconvenience?

Ellen Langer | Posted 05.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Ellen Langer

Since uncertainty is the rule, when we think we know, our mindlessness is in charge. The simple act of noticing is engaging and reveals that events don't cause stress. It is the mindless view of events that leads to stress.

How Stress Is Hurting Your Health -- And What You Can Do About It

Posted 03.07.2013 | Healthy Living

According to the American Psychological Association's recent Stress in America survey, the majority of Americans report experiencing higher stress...

Mindful Eating vs. Obesity

Amy Spies | Posted 07.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Amy Spies

You fold a tiny raisin into your hand, perhaps thinking about the journey it made to reach you, farmers planting seeds, nature providing water. You squeeze the creases of the aged, dried grape, maybe feeling the wrinkles as the hands that picked the ripened fruit had done.

Fight Prostate Cancer With Meatless Monday

Gabe Canales | Posted 05.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Gabe Canales

Small changes in life can make a big difference. Meatless Monday is a step toward developing better habits. You can do it -- and you should feel better.