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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…

MPH students Sanjeev Sriram, left, and Mohan Sundararaj

Don’t I know you from Chennai?

[Winter 2009] Reunited childhood friends share passion for helping kids In July, incoming MPH student Mohan Sundararaj was settling into an orientation session at…

Polio

[Winter 2009] Remembering the late HSPH Nobel Laureate, Thomas Weller As the polio virus swept across the United States in 1948, 32-year-old Thomas Weller…

HSPH Associate Professor Eric Rimm, director of the Program in Cardiovascular Epidemiology

Heart disease

[Winter 2009] The impact of genetics, stress, and lifestyle: Q & A with Eric Rimm Every heart attack survivor has a story to tell. Harvard…

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Harvard Public Health: Fall 2008

In this issue Electronic health records Electronic health records could make care safer and save money. So why aren’t more doctors and hospitals using…

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Electronic health records

[ Fall 2008 ] Electronic health records could make care safer and save money. So why aren’t more doctors and hospitals using them? Boston internist “Dr.…

LEAD INVESTIGATOR Professor of Epidemiology Megan Murray aims to find out just how virulent extensively drug-resistant TB strains might be in healthy people.

TB superstrains

[ Fall 2008 ] Extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis is research focus Covering 200 square kilometers of arid scrubland in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal Province, the rural district of…

A simple checklist that saves lives

[ Fall 2008 ] Fighter pilots use checklists to avoid deadly errors. Why not surgeons, too? So complex was the new B-17 bomber introduced during World…

ECONOMICAL Formerly a member of President Bush's Council of Economic Advisers, HSPH's Katherine Baicker now serves on the Institute of Medicine's Committee on Health Insurance Status and its Consequences.

Health insurance and Uncle Sam

[ Fall 2008 ] A proposal to make health care more affordable Though we Americans bicker about how best to fix our health care system, on…