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Harvard Health Advocacy Program

Harvard College Health Advocacy Program's mission is to connect Boston youth and Harvard undergraduates with health education and wellness resources so that they may actively pursue a healthy lifestyle. To achieve this goal off-campus, HAP's mentors work with elementary, middle, and high school students to teach hands-on health curricula covering topics such as nutrition, exercise, food advertising, and music and noise induced hearing damage in youth. On-campus, HAP promotes our mission by hosting health-themed study breaks, group exercise socials, and resourceful cooking seminars. We believe bringing together undergraduates passionate about healthy living will enable us to improve the health of the communities in which we live.

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Check us out in the Harvard Gazette!

By on April 1, 2014

http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2014/03/kicking-the-diet-habit/ Check out an excerpt from Harvard Thinks Healthy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kW0-c2imNUs Posted by Alice Li ’14


Harvard Thinks Healthy–a success!

By on April 1, 2014

Harvard Thinks Healthy–a panel discussion on intuitive eating with the experts–Michelle Gallant, Ellen Frankel and Heidi Feinstein, was on Friday, March 28. Read the Harvard Gazette article here! Big thanks to The Harvard Holistic for providing their yummy cakes and

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For Whom the Bells Toll

By on January 19, 2014

Bells you say? Church bells? Hemingway? Cowbell? No.  By bells, I mean tinnitus.  The psychological bells of hell. Tinnitus is the medical term for ringing in the ears.  The most common cause of tinnitus is exposure to loud noise over

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Certain Ashes are No Longer Cool

By on January 12, 2014

Yesterday was the 50th anniversary of the surgeon general’s declaration that smoking kills.  Back then, smoking was still in vogue. But the message has gradually begun to leave its dark mark, and over 8 million people can breathe easy thanks

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Filling the Void and Frosting the Fear

By on January 9, 2014

Food Addiction.  In an era where one state has legalized marijuana and scientists are discovering the epigenetic tags that could predispose people to alcoholism and frequent drug use, addiction seems to be lurking its scaly head everywhere. Even in food.

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Shared circulatory systems in mice: what parabiosis may tell us about obesity & diabetes

By on September 29, 2013

Hey HAP! This is an experiment worth sharing- researchers “linked” mice together so that they share the same circulatory system as follows and got these results (for those of you concerned for the mice, the procedure is performed under anesthesia;

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anyone who’s taken Sociology 190? Shoutout to Prof. Christakis!

By on September 26, 2013

“The study concluded that obesity is partially a result of voluntary choices or behaviors, but people are embedded in social networks and are influenced by the appearance and behaviors of those around them as well […] College students tend to

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Feeling Down? Have some water.

By on September 22, 2013

With the 2013-2014 school year now in full swing, Harvard students are busy as ever, gallivanting all over campus for clubs, classes, and social events. Even with a jam-packed schedule, there are many easy ways to stay healthy and prevent

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Sign up to join HAP!

By on September 8, 2013

Hey HAP! Thanks to those of you who made it to our intro meeting!  FILL OUT THIS FORM by Thursday Sept 12th to sign up for the initiative(s) you’re interested in getting involved in this semester. If you couldn’t make

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Welcome, Class of 2017!

By on September 6, 2013

Interested in health education? Passionate about healthy living? Join Harvard Health Advocacy Program! HAP’s mission is to connect Boston youth and Harvard undergraduates with health education and wellness resources so that they may actively pursue a healthy lifestyle. To achieve