Chan School session breaks down ways to ease stress

Chan School online forum aims to teach how to deal with pandemic stress.

Clea Simon
March 26, 2020 | harvard

~6 mins   

Tags: health-medicine christy-denckla coronavirus covid-19 harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health karmel-choi mental-health resilience stress

Remote work will stress-test the internet — and parts will fail

The massive shift from the office to remote work will test the internet in ways it hasn’t been tested before, a Harvard expert on the technology industry said, offering a real-time experiment that will likely see failures, but from which unexpected solutions will also emerge.

Alvin Powell
March 18, 2020 | harvard

~13 mins   

Tags: science-technology alvin-powell coronavirus covid-19 engineering engineering-technology internet jim-waldo online-learning remote-work stress-test work-from-home

Chan School hosts online meetings to discuss updates

The Harvard Chan School of Public Health will launch a series of weekly interactive forums to discuss issues and options.

Clea Simon
March 17, 2020 | harvard

~5 mins   

Tags: health-medicine archana-basu children clea-simon coronavirus depression isolation karestan-koenen mental-health post-traumatic-stress-disorder therapy

New findings suggest how stress may trigger gray hair

Harvard scientists have found evidence to support long-standing anecdotes that stress turns hair gray.

Jessica Lau
Jan. 22, 2020 | harvard

~8 mins   

Tags: science-technology bing-zhang fas gray-hair hair isaac-chiu jessica-lau nature scrb stem-cells stress ya-chieh-hsu

PTSD linked to increased risk of ovarian cancer

A new study finds that women who have greater numbers of PTSD symptoms are at an increased risk of developing ovarian cancer.

Christopher Sweeney
Sept. 5, 2019 | harvard

~5 mins   

Tags: health-medicine andrea-roberts cancer-research harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health laura-kubzansk moffitt-cancer-center nurses-health-study-ii ovarian-cancer post-traumatic-stress-disorder ptsd

Crafting soldiers’ songs of pain — and yet hope

A project to write songs using individual soldiers’ combat experiences appears to help them overcome haunting memories of war, lessening the impact of trauma held too close for too long.

Alvin Powell
Feb. 1, 2019 | harvard

~11 mins   

Tags: health-medicine alvin-powell anxiety blair-morin collaborative-songwriting darden-smith depression harvard-medical-school home-base james-house john-oliveira louisa-sylvia mary-judd massachusetts-general-hospital music-therapy post-traumatic-stress-disorder red-sox-foundation ronald-hirschberg songwritingwithsoldiers suicide veteran

Financial stress linked to heart disease risk among African-Americans

In a new study, researchers found that African-Americans who experienced moderate to high financial stress had an increased risk of developing heart disease compared with those who did not report such stress.

Elaine St. Peter
Jan. 17, 2019 | harvard

~5 mins   

Tags: health-medicine american-journal-of-preventive-medicine brigham-and-womens-hospital center-for-community-health-and-health-equity chd coronary-heart-disease financial-hardship jackson-heart-study mississippi stress

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