Alumni fight COVID-19 battle on many fronts

The Gazette asked alumni who are engaged in the battle against the novel coronavirus to share their experiences and how their work has radically changed.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
May 12, 2020 ~17 min

Tags: health-medicine alex-wu centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention covid-19 data-visualization elderly hospitals illinois-state-department-of-public-health maps native-americans ngozi-ezike ritu-sadana sanjay-shetty stewart-health-care world-health-organization yijia-chen yujia-wang

Review finds AA performs well, reduces health care costs

Researchers have found that Alcoholics Anonymous and related 12-step treatments lessen addiction severity as effectively as other treatments, while reducing health care costs.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
March 11, 2020 ~4 min

Tags:  health-medicine  12-step-programs  aa  alcohol-use-disorder  alcoholics-anonymous  alcoholism  basic-research  cochrane-database-of-systematic-reviews  massachusetts-general-hospitals-recovery-research-institute  remission

Long-term endurance exercise is associated with enlarged aorta

A new study has found that like their younger counterparts, a high percentage of endurance athletes aged 50 to 75 years have an enlarged aorta. Now researchers must determine if this is a good thing or a bad thing.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
Feb. 26, 2020 ~5 min

Tags:  health-medicine  aaron-l-baggish  aorta  basic-research  dilated-aortas  endurance-athletes  harvard-medical-school  massachusetts-general-hospitals-cardiovascular-performance-program  timothy-w-churchill

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