Topic: noncommunicable diseases

Alzheimer's: What Is the Value of Knowing Early?

[FORUM VIDEO] This Forum event examined the results of a new poll conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health and Alzheimer Europe on perception and awareness of the disease among residents in th

Our bugs, ourselves

[ Spring 2013 ] Microbes in and on our bodies outnumber human cells 10 to 1—and may determine how we get sick and stay well. The story of public health has largely been a story of conquering infections, from smallpox to syphilis…

Noncommunicable diseases: The global economic toll

From Infographic: The dollars and sense of chronic disease Sources: Bloom, D.E., Cafiero, E.T., Jané-Llopis, E., Abrahams-Gessel, S., Bloom, L.R., Fathima, S., Feigl, A.B., Gaziano, T., Mowafi, M., Pandya, A., Prettner, K., Rosenberg, L., Seligman, B., Stein, A.Z., & Weinstein, C. (2011).…

Causes of death worldwide & U.S. health care costs

From Infographic: The dollars and sense of chronic disease Sources: Bloom, D.E., Cafiero, E.T., Jané-Llopis, E., Abrahams-Gessel, S., Bloom, L.R., Fathima, S., Feigl, A.B., Gaziano, T., Mowafi, M., Pandya, A., Prettner, K., Rosenberg, L., Seligman, B., Stein, A.Z., & Weinstein, C. (2011).…

Strengthening health systems to address New Challenge Diseases (NCDs)

[ Fall 2011 ] Reframing a Public Health Acronym In September 2011, the United Nations General Assembly is holding a High-Level Meeting on the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). In the following essay, Felicia Marie Knaul, director of the Harvard Global…

Improving Americans' health literacy

January 2011 -- Why do hospitals have signs for the "nephrology department" when patients with kidney disease who need that department's services are unlikely to know what the word nephrology means? Rima Rudd, senior lecturer on society, human development, and health, talks…