Federal action needed to halt maternity ward closures, says expert
As maternity wards continue to close around the country, some states are implementing “bold and innovative” solutions—though none that will be as effective as federal intervention, according to Harvard Chan School’s Alecia McGregor.
Insulin cost cuts only a start to making diabetes more affordable, says expert
Pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly’s recent decision to cut costs for its most popular insulin products was a positive move, but more work is needed to make overall diabetes care more affordable, particularly for the uninsured, according to Harvard…
Exploring Chinese health insurance reforms that led to protests
Recent changes to Chinese health insurance sparked protests by hundreds of older people in two cities, but the changes could make the health care system more equitable, according to Harvard Chan School experts.
Former Costa Rican President Alvarado describes his country’s public health successes
The U.S. has a lot to learn from Costa Rica. That message came through loud and clear in a fireside chat with former Costa Rican President Carlos Alvarado Quesada at Harvard Chan School.
Following Hurricane Ian, Mass. medical team brings ED to hospital parking lot
Following Hurricane Ian, Harvard Chan School’s Paul Biddinger and a group of Massachusetts health workers treated hundreds of patients in a tent complex outside a Sarasota-area hospital.
Climate change worsening asthma for children of color
Days of extreme heat driven by climate change are disproportionately harming Black and Hispanic children with asthma, according to experts.
Poll: High U.S. inflation rates are having a more serious impact on Black Americans than white Americans
A new NPR/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health poll shows that as households across the U.S. are widely report experiencing serious problems from inflation, Black Americans, Latinos, and Native Americans are substantially more likely…
Endometriosis linked with increased stroke risk
People with a history of endometriosis had a greater risk for stroke than those without endometriosis, a study found.
Spirituality linked with better health outcomes, patient care
For immediate release: July 12, 2022 Boston, MA—Spirituality should be incorporated into care for both serious illness and overall health, according to a study led by researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Brigham and…
Primary care system needs transformation, say experts
The primary care system in the U.S. needs to deliver better care at lower cost and ensure that doctors, medical staff, and patients are more satisfied, according to experts.