Tag: Prevention

The Obesity Epidemic on Campus

| April 22, 2013 | 0 Comments
The Obesity Epidemic on Campus

With an unlimited meal plan and buffet-style meals, do we Harvard students know how big our portions should be? Portions have more than doubled in the past twenty years, and the actual recommended portion sizes may be surprising. Both the type and size of food we consume are positively associated with weight gain, as seen at campus and country level.

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Where are our Family Doctors? One Alternative Solution to the Shortage

| April 9, 2013 | 0 Comments
Where are our Family Doctors? One Alternative Solution to the Shortage

The way a family doctor changed his practice to fit his lifestyle presents an alternative solution to the increasing shortage of internal medicine physicians. Here is a model system completely separate from the insurance system that is set in place today. It promises a sustainable solution by acting on the long-term goal of encouraging the career field.

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Fertility and Fatality: Breaking the Link

| April 16, 2012 | 0 Comments
Fertility and Fatality: Breaking the Link

A Chadian proverb states, “A pregnant woman has one foot in the grave.” Sadly, this harrowing statement is not far from the truth.  By day’s end, more than 1,000 women will have died from a pregnancy or childbirth related complication. In the developing world, where 99% of maternal deaths occur, fertility and fatality are intimately acquainted. For an Asian or African woman, giving life is the most deadly act she can perform. More disturbing still is that these deaths are nearly always preventable. Bleeding, bacterial infections, obstructed labor and unsafe abortions are the major killers of poor women.

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Technology in the Time of Cholera, Part II: Using Technology to Diagnose, Treat, and Prevent Cholera in Haiti

| November 15, 2011 | 0 Comments
Technology in the Time of Cholera, Part II: Using Technology to Diagnose, Treat, and Prevent Cholera in Haiti

By Joy Ming Global Health and Technology Online Columnist This second segment of a two-part series focuses on the recent use of water purification techniques to control and prevent future outbreaks. The earthquake that devastated Haiti two years ago left a trail of destruction that is still visible today.[1] One path of residue is the […]

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