Magazine Archives

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Society is his patient

[ Spring 2009 ] Julio Frenk’s arrival in January as the seventh Dean of the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) was, in a sense, a…

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Obesity in China portends a diabetic disaster

[ Spring 2009 ] Like a runaway train, type 2 diabetes is speeding through many rapidly developing countries, including China. Could a seemingly simple change in diet—from white rice…

Case-based learning

[ Spring 2009 ] Innovative course prepares students to cope with complexity Imagine yourself as a candidate for the master’s degree in public health at Harvard.…

Stealth tobacco

[ Spring 2009 ] Products Designed to Evade Control Can’t smoke on an airplane, but still crave tobacco? Tobacco companies have come up with a solution…

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Harvard Public Health: Winter 2009

In this issue Employer health incentives: Employee wellness programs prod workers to adopt healthy lifestyles Companies are increasingly using wellness incentives — and disincentives…

Employer health incentives

[Winter 2009] Employee wellness programs prod workers to adopt healthy lifestyles A Massachusetts man lost his job at a Scotts Miracle-Gro lawn and garden…

Binge drinking

[Winter 2009] Harvard College Alcohol Study calls for changes at U.S. Schools Fed up with their inability to deter underage students from binge drinking…