All articles related to "aging":

The good news about Alzheimer’s

October 28, 2016 – By age 95, people have a 50% chance of having Alzheimer’s disease. That's the bad news. But Albert Hofman, new chair of the Department of Epidemiology at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health…

James Mitchell receives 2016 Armen H. Tashjian Jr. Award

May 19, 2016—James Mitchell, associate professor of genetics and complex diseases, is the 2016 recipient of the Armen H. Tashjian Jr. Award for Excellence in Endocrine Research. At an awards ceremony on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, Mitchell spoke…

Can volunteering lead to better health?

January 5, 2016 — Eric Kim, a research fellow in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, recently led the first study to look at a possible link between volunteering…

The challenges facing aging societies

As both birth rates and death rates drop in most countries around the world, societies are facing new challenges in dealing with their aging populations. Lisa Berkman, Thomas D. Cabot Professor of Public Policy and of Epidemiology and…

A link between paid maternity leave and mental health

May 13, 2015 — Paid maternity leave following the birth of a first child appears to have positive benefits on women’s mental health later in life, according to a study published May 2015 in Social Science & Medicine…

Gawande discusses end-of-life care on Frontline

Doctors who ask patients nearing the end of life about their goals and priorities can help shape decisions about the individual’s end-of-life care and help the person and their families come to terms with their questions and fears,…

Gawande discusses end-of-life care tonight on Frontline

Tune in tonight, Tuesday, February 10, to see Atul Gawande, professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health interviewed on PBS' Frontline about his book, Being Mortal, in which…