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Probing public health issues in Massachusetts

Massachusetts may rank as one of the healthiest states in the U.S., but it lags behind countries that are similarly wealthy and industrialized. In a podcast for CommonWealth Magazine, Monica Bharel, MPH ’12, commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of…

When to get a flu vaccine? Later may be better.

It’s “probably best” for people to wait to later in the flu season to get a flu shot, according to Marc Lipsitch, professor of epidemiology at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Lipsitch, who was quoted in…

Overcoming misinformation about vaccines

August 20, 2019 – With misinformation and mistrust about vaccines on the rise, the World Health Organization named vaccine hesitancy as one of 10 global health threats for 2019. At Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Gillian…

Resigning FDA Commissioner was ‘ray of sunshine’

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, who will leave his post in April 2019, has taken action on a number of health and medical issues during his two years at the agency—more so than critics thought…

Best time for a flu shot? Before Halloween.

Although flu season lasts for months, experts say it’s best to get a flu vaccine by the end of October. An October 8, 2018 article in FiveThirtyEight discussed how long immunity protection lasts after a flu shot and…