Third-year resident describes a day in the life of an ER doctor

Urgent-care physician Anita Chary has turned her attention to treating those suffering from COVID-19 in recent weeks.

Colleen Walsh • harvard
April 29, 2020 ~14 min

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A way to manage surge in nursing home COVID-19 cases

Efforts to protect nursing home patients should include moving residents from facilities and increased testing, said Harvard epidemiologist Michael Mina.

Al Powell • harvard
April 6, 2020 ~8 min

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Harvard scientists work to find coronavirus treatment

As the pandemic intensifies, Harvard scientists work to find a treatment.

Juan Siliezar • harvard
March 30, 2020 ~14 min

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The why’s behind COVID-19 survival and immunity investigated

Using the tool VirScan, researchers are able to detect antibodies in people’s blood that indicate active and past infections by viruses and bacteria. The goal is to learn how the virus affects the immune system.

Stephanie Dutchen • harvard
March 25, 2020 ~11 min

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Harvard experts say Massachusetts may need 1.4 million COVID tests

Massachusetts may need 1.4 million COVID-19 tests and ramp up to tens of thousands given a day, Harvard experts said.

Alvin Powell • harvard
March 13, 2020 ~6 min

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Psychologist explains how to improve the holiday blues

Natalie Dattilo discusses how the holiday season can trigger the blues — and how to help avoid them.

Colleen Walsh • harvard
Dec. 16, 2019 ~8 min

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Home hospital model reduces costs by 38%, improves care, study says

The first randomized controlled trial of the home hospital model in the U.S. reports improvements in health care outcomes while reducing costs by 38 percent.

Haley Bridger • harvard
Dec. 16, 2019 ~5 min

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Fewer Americans getting primary care is raising concerns

A national analysis revealed an alarming decline in primary care use, which is associated with better health outcomes than episodic, inconsistent care. The decline was most pronounced among younger Americans and those without complex medical conditions.

Jake Miller • harvard
Dec. 16, 2019 ~3 min

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Study suggests how measles wipes out body’s immune memory

A new Harvard study shows measles wipes out 11 percent to 73 percent of antibodies against an array of viruses and bacteria, depleting a child’s previous immunity, which underscores the importance of measles vaccination.

Stephanie Dutchen • harvard
Oct. 31, 2019 ~12 min

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New blood test could be used to help millions infected with TB

A team of researchers has developed a point-of-care TB test that costs only $2 and gives results in about 30 minutes, lowering the barrier to care in low-resource settings and potentially saving millions of lives.

Lindsay Brownell • harvard
Oct. 23, 2019 ~9 min

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