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Good Health is Good for Business

Farsh Askari | Posted 06.23.2016 | Business
Farsh Askari

Not surprisingly, much of the conversation around health care has been focused on expenditures. Perhaps therein lies the problem.

One Weird Trick to Live Longer Your Doctor Might Not Tell You! (Part One of Two)

Pete Williamson | Posted 06.03.2016 | Religion
Pete Williamson

If you spend any time on the internet these days, you'll often find yourself swimming in a sea of clickbait titles (like the one above). They are righ...

People Die Waiting For Organs. Here's How To Stop That From Happening

The Huffington Post | Casey Williams | Posted 05.24.2016 | Science

More than 121,000 people in the U.S. are waiting for an organ transplant. Some will sit in limbo for as many as five years before receiving an organ. ...

Diet Study Outcome? Work It; Flip It; Reverse It!

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.09.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Conclusions about diet study outcomes that are this precarious, that can be worked just a bit, and flipped -- are utterly useless. They are propaganda.

Health and Well-being: A Business Imperative

Karoline Barwinski | Posted 04.04.2016 | Business
Karoline Barwinski

We must turn our attention to the growing body of research that shows integrated approaches to health and well-being are associated with better business outcomes and improved stock performance for investors.

Experts Reveal How Boomers Can Age Successfully

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 02.12.2016 | Fifty

The "Year of the Boomer" was 2014 -- when the last of the generation celebrated their 50th birthday. In fact, the population is aging to such an exten...

Mind Filling

Deborah Gale | Posted 11.12.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Deborah Gale

With Rugby World Cup fervor on the wane, I find my attention turning to matters of the minds -- of those rugby players. I did a quick check on the av...

Fats, Carbs, and What Jane Brody Meant to Say

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 10.20.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Jane Brody published a very sensible reality check about diet in yesterday's New York Times. That it proved sensible was all but inevitable, as her co...

No, Students Do Not Really "Hate School Lunches"

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 09.29.2016 | 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 09.25.2016 | 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.