Magazine Archives

Guns and suicide: A fatal link

[ Spring 2008 ] In the United States, suicides outnumber homicides almost two to one. Perhaps the real tragedy behind suicide deaths—about 30,000 a year, one…

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The oddsmaker

[ Spring 2008 ] A math whiz takes on brain cancer, MS, and Alzheimer’s disease.  Rebecca Betensky’s dad worked as a statistician for a global oil…

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Hope for a needle-free TB vaccine

[ Spring 2008 ] New “dry-spray” technology passes muster in guinea pigs Aiming to make immunization safer and more cost-effective for the developing world, Harvard School…

You have to be there

[ Spring 2008 ] Michael Von Clemm traveling fellows experience public health in the real world There’s a world of difference between studying public health and…

Community health champion

[ Spring 2008 ] Florida’s First Surgeon General Takes her Message on the Road In 2007, more than a fifth of Florida’s approximately 18 million residents…

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A low-tech way to combat HIV/AIDS

[ Spring 2008 ] The world is finally waking up to male circumcision The Harvard School of Public Health’s Daniel Halperin has been something of a…

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Harvard Public Health: Winter 2008

In this issue Health care for (almost) everyone More than 18 months after Massachusetts’ landmark legislation mandated that nearly every resident have quality health…

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Health care for (almost) everyone

[ Winter 2008 ] Massachusetts’ Bold Experiment  Heart disease. Cancer. Uninsurance. If not having health insurance were a disease, it would rank as the…

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Dean’s message: Investment in the future

[ Winter 2008 ] In her installation speech as President of Harvard University in October, Drew Faust reflected on the special quality of universities, stating that “The essence…

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Bacteria without borders

[ Winter 2008 ] Scientists trace inflammatory ulcerative colitis to failure of immune system “peacekeeper” A delicate barrier is all that stands between billions of foreign…