Connecting the dots between climate change and health care

Bringing climate change into the examining room by discussing links between a warming environment and the everyday health of patients.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Feb. 10, 2020 ~16 min

 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

Clearing up the confusion over red meat recommendations

Red meat recommendations and meat from plants: Chan School Nutrition Department head Frank Hu talks about recent developments in diet.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Nov. 8, 2019 ~13 min

 health  diet  sustainability  health-medicine  alvin-powell  frank-hu  red-meat  beyond-meat  impossible-burger  caloric-restriction  meat-substitute  nutrition-guidelines

Researchers able to improve, reverse age-related diseases in mice

Wyss Institute, Harvard Medical School study offers hope for single genetic treatment for multiple age-related ills.

Lindsay Brownell • harvard
Nov. 4, 2019 ~6 min

 science-technology  health  diabetes  obesity  basic-research  george-church  heart-failure  kidney-failure  lindsay-brownell  noah-davidsohn  rejuvenate-bio

Harvard researchers show how several diets can improve heart health

Researchers applied new techniques to old samples from a 2005 dietary study to show that a focus on eating healthy rather than obsessing over a single nutrient can improve heart health.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Sept. 18, 2019 ~6 min

 heart-disease  health  diet  harvard-medical-school  health-medicine  alvin-powell  beth-israel-deaconess-medical-center  c-reactive-protein  high-blood-pressure  omniheart  stephen-juraschek  troponin

Gina McCarthy reflects on progress 50 years after Cuyahoga River fire

Environmental protection is not a goal to achieve but a task to be undertaken by one generation and handed to the next, Gina McCarthy, the former EPA administrator and current director of Harvard’s Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment, told the Gazette in an Earth Day interview.

Alvin Powell • harvard
April 19, 2019 ~12 min

 health  climate-change  fish  health-medicine  alvin-powell  harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health  gina-mccarthy  air-pollution  and-the-global-environment  c-change  center-for-climate  cuyahoga-river  cuyahoga-river-fire  dams  earth-day  environmental-protection-agency  epa  ohio  toxins  water-pollution

Dietary fat is good? Dietary fat is bad? Coming to consensus

Nutrition researchers with widely varying views on dietary guidelines for fats and carbohydrates offered a model for transcending the diet wars, with both sides agreeing on overall diet quality.

Amy Roeder • harvard
Nov. 15, 2018 ~3 min

 health  diet  fat  health-medicine  harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health  walter-willett  dietary-guidelines  carbohydrate-consumption  diet-quality  fat-consumption