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The importance of providing abortions

With abortion clinics closing across the country because of restrictive state laws, a Harvard T.H. Chan School alumnus argues that it’s more important than ever to ensure that women have access to abortion services. In a November 18,…

Lack of access to specialists found in some ACA insurance plans

People who buy health insurance through the Affordable Care Act’s federal marketplace may not be getting reasonable access to medical specialists such as endocrinologists, rheumatologists, or psychiatrists, according to a new study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of…

The effect of rising prescription drug prices

How will rising prescription drug prices impact the health of patients? Experts from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health shared their opinions during a Twitter chat, hosted by Reuters, on Wednesday, October 21, 2015. Ben Sommers, assistant professor…

At HUBweek, experts focus on global health threats

October 8, 2015 — The roots of the current Syrian crisis may be found in the massive drought that afflicted the country between 2006 and 2009 and precipitated a migration of more than 1 million people from rural…

Students, faculty take action on unsafe dietary supplements

October 8, 2015 — Massachusetts may become the first state to regulate sales of dietary supplements marketed as weight-loss and muscle-building aids, thanks to a bill promoted by researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. These…

Summit brings together U.S., China health leaders

October 6, 2015 — Public health practitioners, policy makers, and industry representatives from China and the U.S. gathered September 28–29, 2015, to share experiences and ideas around health system reform. The 5th U.S.–China Summit, hosted by Harvard T.H.…

Cervical cancer screening practices inefficient, costly

Current cervical cancer screening practices are inefficient and not cost-effective, according to a new study led by a Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health researcher. Some women are tested too often, while others are underscreened, and follow-up…