In the News Archives

Overcoming the opioid crisis

In response to opioid abuse that has skyrocketed in the U.S. in recent years, communities, clinicians, state and local leaders, and federal officials have…

Atul Gawande remembers Oliver Sacks

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Professor Atul Gawande reflected on the legacy of renowned neurologist Oliver Sacks — and the profound influence…

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Can child soldiers recapture normal lives?

Child soldiers around the world may witness or be involved in horrific violent acts, or be subject to repeated sexual abuse, but such experiences…

Living more safely with guns

There are ways to bring together both sides of the nation’s gun debate to address the public health threat of firearm violence in the…

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Renewable energy projects can improve health

Renewable electricity projects and energy efficiency measures could have health benefits worth millions of dollars a year, according to a new study published August…

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Is it okay to eat fish every day?

Government dietary guidelines recommend that people eat fish twice a week. And we know that fish are full of omega-3 fatty acids—which can benefit…

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The public health case for gun control

In the wake of the shooting of two journalists on live television in Virginia on August 25, 2015, several news stories have referenced gun…