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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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Sasha and Malia Versus the FDA

| February 29, 2012 | 0 Comments
Sasha and Malia Versus the FDA

Access to reproductive healthcare is an inflammatory subject matter, often discussed in ideological rather than medical terms. Its attachment to sexuality and social norms distracts the public, legislators, and the judiciary from the de facto result of confounding morality with medicine. In other words, notions of virtue are relevant to families, not the state, and replacing evidence-based policy with dogma leaves women without care, regardless of the circumstances that placed them in need.

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