Topic: North America

Ensuring health care insurance

HSPH Professor John McDonough recently spoke to The Boston Globe about his new book Inside National Health Reform. McDonough, a former Massachusetts state legislator and executive director of the advocacy group Health Care for All, worked as a senior adviser on the…

HSPH alumnus wins congressional seat

Democrat Raul Ruiz, MPH '07, an emergency room doctor, defeated incumbent Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-Palm Springs) in the race for the 36th Congressional District seat in California's Coachella Valley. Read a November 9, 2012 Los Angeles Times article announcing the win…

Red meat linked to higher stroke risk

Frequently consuming red meat appears to increase the risk of stroke significantly, while choosing to eat poultry and other proteins, such as fish or nuts, lowers the risk, according to a new study by researchers at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH)…

Landmark air pollution study turns 20

January 7, 2014 — Last month marked the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harvard School of Public Health’s groundbreaking Six Cities study, which—by revealing a strong link between air pollution and mortality risk—paved the way for strengthened U.S. regulations on fine particulate matter.…

Health care law: New regulations kick in

Meredith Rosenthal, associate professor of health economics and policy at HSPH, was interviewed Sept. 24, 2010, by Fox25 Morning News in Boston about what changes will result from the first wave of the new federal health care regulations that took effect Sept.…

Rising health care costs mean lower wages

Over the past decade, employers have cut back on wage increases in order to cover the ever-increasing cost of health insurance, according to economists. Recently released figures—from the U.S. Census Bureau, the Kaiser Family Foundation, and the Health Research & Educational Trust—show…

Use anti-smoking tactics to combat obesity

While overall cancer death rates in the United States have decreased over the past two decades, increasing numbers of people are suffering from obesity-related cancers such as esophageal, pancreatic, liver, and kidney cancers, according to the American Cancer Society’s annual report. To…