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You won’t even know you’re exercising, but your body will

WEBPut down the clicker. Pick up a broom. New findings, the latest to emerge from the long-running Nurses’ Health Study, show that even light physical activity, including …

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New global survey looks at health, well-being — Harvard Gazette

WEBThis view of overall health is the focus of their new $43.4 million Global Flourishing Study to be launched this month — the largest, most culturally and …

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Spirituality linked with better health outcomes, patient care

WEBAccording to the International Consensus Conference on Spiritual Care in Health Care, spirituality is “the way individuals seek ultimate meaning, purpose, …

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Alzheimer’s study finds diet, lifestyle changes yield improvements

WEBTantalizing new research suggests intensive diet and lifestyle changes may not only forestall cognitive decline related to Alzheimer’s disease but possibly bring some …

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What’s behind high U.S. health care costs

WEBThe study confirmed that the U.S. has substantially higher spending, worse population health outcomes, and worse access to care than other wealthy countries. For …

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How different types of physical activity affect cardiorespiratory

WEBHow different types of physical activity affect cardiorespiratory fitness — Harvard Gazette. Taking an additional 4,312 steps per day corresponded to a 5 percent …

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How being stigmatized can harm health — Harvard Gazette

WEBThe course, introduced in the spring of 2021, examines how various forms of stigma contribute to negative health outcomes across multiple characteristics — ranging …

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Health Archives — Harvard Gazette

WEBNo such thing, specialist says — but when your body is trying to tell you something, listen. April 26, 2024. America’s graying. We need to change the way we think about age. …

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More educated communities tend to be healthier. Why

WEBWith additional data from the CDC’s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System and the Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey (CPS), the researchers …

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Can Amazon remake health care

WEBAt a time when health care providers have gone all in on telemedicine, Amazon, the world’s biggest online retailer, surprised Wall Street in late July when it …

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Study finds link between gut microbes and Type 2 diabetes

WEBA diet rich in healthy and plant-based foods is linked with the presence and abundance of certain gut microbes that are also associated with a lower risk of …

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The costs of inequality: Money = quality health care = longer life

WEBScholars say that inequality in health is actually three related problems. The first, and most critical, involves disparities in health itself: rates of asthma, diabetes, …

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Mobile clinic teams finding ways to best assist during pandemic

WEBEven the programs that are totally shut down are still reaching out to their populations. The Family Van, for example, while temporarily grounded, is hosting call-in …

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Harvard researchers study how mindfulness may change the brain …

WEBResearcher Gaelle Desbordes is probing mindfulness meditation’s effect on depression, using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to take before and after …

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New paper develops a comprehensive measure of holistic well-being

WEBThe Well-Being Assessment (WBA) is a comprehensive instrument designed to assess holistic well-being in six domains: Although each of these domains is …

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Why men are less likely to seek mental health care

WEBMen are more likely to open up about their struggles when they are comfortable and in a relationship with other men. “Connection allows men to recognize …

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What’s another word for ‘neuronal map-maker’

WEBTo start addressing these questions, the scientists used a novel technology that allowed them to simultaneously record the activities of up to a hundred neurons …

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Examining sugar's effects on human body, public policy

WEBSymposium examines sweetener’s effects on human body and on public policy. The industry calls them SSBs. You know them as sugar-sweetened beverages, …

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How leaders find happiness — and teach it — Harvard Gazette

WEBHarvard Medical School psychiatry professor Robert Waldinger, who directs the 86-year-old Harvard Study of Adult Development, shared study findings that having …

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There’s much to be grateful for in giving thanks

WEBDon’t limit it to Thanksgiving. Conscious gratitude may help older adults live longer, according to a new study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

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Task force recommends 8 ways to improve emotional wellness

WEBHarvard Correspondent. July 23, 2020 6 min read. Task force offers 8 recommendations for Harvard as issues rise nationally. After completing a 15-month inquiry, a special task …

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Fourteen win Soros Fellowships — Harvard Gazette

WEBThe program also has 172 alumni. Fourteen Harvard-affliated students are among the 30 graduate students nationwide recently named Paul and Daisy Soros New …

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Jennifer O’Connor appointed vice president and general counsel

WEBJennifer O’Connor, whose career includes service as legal and strategic counsel inside the White House and with several federal agencies, will become the …

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