Dramatic drops in ER visits likely led to uncounted deaths

A Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center study showed dramatic drops in hospital visits for heart attacks and stroke, which likely led to uncounted deaths at home during the COVID crisis. Perhaps more troubling is the potential for long-term damage to decades’ work to catch conditions in their earliest, most treatable stages.

Alvin Powell • harvard
May 22, 2020 ~12 min

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How to keep love alive in the midst of a pandemic

An expert in romantic relationships talks about the ways couples can keep relationships healthy in the time of COVID-19.

Liz Mineo • harvard
May 21, 2020 ~6 min

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Vaccines can protect against COVID-19 in animal models, study says

Harvard-affiliated Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has developed vaccines — currently being tested in animal models — that are designed to train the body’s immune system to recognize the virus swiftly upon exposure and respond quickly to disable it.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
May 20, 2020 ~8 min

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Harvard Medical School uses telemedicine as a way forward

COVID-19 pandemic spurs the creation of new, remote teaching methods at Harvard Medical School.

M.R.F. Buckley • harvard
May 15, 2020 ~12 min

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Harvard researcher says dreams indicative of virus fears

Harvard Medical School Assistant Professor of Psychology Deirdre Barrett created an online survey to collect dreams of people during the pandemic.

Colleen Walsh • harvard
May 14, 2020 ~13 min

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Why it is critical to distinguish COVID-19 from other infections

A new report by researchers examines the mostly overlooked, yet important, category of patients — those with symptoms concerning enough to seek care, yet not serious enough to need hospital treatment.

Ekaterina Pesheva • harvard
May 6, 2020 ~8 min

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Lessons from the center of the state’s pandemic

Researcher Katharine Robb details how housing policies affect social and health crises, like the current pandemic.

Daniel Harsha • harvard
May 5, 2020 ~6 min

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Brothers deploy COVID-19 screening tool for refugee populations

Brothers Hassaan Ebrahim, a student at Harvard Kennedy School, and Senan, a third-year Harvard Medical School student, founded Hikma Health, a nonprofit that builds software for organizations providing health care to refugee populations.

Alex Parks • harvard
May 1, 2020 ~7 min

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