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.
May 22, 2020 • ~12 min
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A top emergency-preparedness official with Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital says recent modeling shows social distancing is working to flatten the curve.
April 10, 2020 • ~5 min
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With cases of COVID-19 multiplying, a Massachusetts General Hospital preparedness expert discusses existing challenges and the ways first responders can get ready to meet the new coronavirus.
March 12, 2020 • ~10 min
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Bringing climate change into the examining room by discussing links between a warming environment and the everyday health of patients.
Feb. 10, 2020 • ~16 min
Tags: health climate-change asthma harvard-medical-school environments-sustainability health-medicine alvin-powell massachusetts-general-hospital heat-wave clinical-care emergency-room heat-stroke intravenous-fluids pollen renee-salas symposium
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