Health

UHS
College

Most Harvard Students 'Insulated' from Potential Obamacare Repeal

“Your student health fee pays for the care that you get here and for most of the health care you get,” Barreira said. “The Affordable Care Act wouldn’t change that.”

Paul J. Barreira
College

One Year After Initial Outbreak, Confirmed Mumps Cases Gone From Harvard

​About a year after mumps first arrived on campus, there are no confirmed cases of the virus currently at the University.

Undergraduate Council

HUHS Waives Access Fee for Patient Medical Records

​Starting this term, Harvard University Health Services will cease charging current and former Harvard students and their dependents for copies of their medical records.

Student Sexual Health
College

60 Percent Of Students Sexually Active, Survey Finds Lower Rates of Protection

Sixty percent of Harvard College students reported having sex in a 12-month period, and many of them did so without protection.

Paul J. Barreira
Student Groups

After-Hours Urgent Care Visits Stable, But Administrators Remain Concerned

Administrators say they continue to worry about the current location’s accessibility to students since its relocation in June.

Nadya Okamoto
College

Students Work to Raise Awareness of Feminine Hygiene

A number of students are working on campus and locally as part of larger movement around the nation to address women’s health and hygiene issues.

College

New Alcohol Office Director Focuses on Strong Peer Engagement

Garrett O. Fitzgerald was hired this August as director of Harvard’s Office of Alcohol and Other Drug Services, the third in the office’s 11-year history.

College

Mumps Outbreak Grows to 5, Cases Suspected at Yale

Harvard University Health Services confirmed there were five active mumps cases on campus as of Tuesday, up from four when the most recent outbreak was announced.

Growing Pains
IOP

Growing Pains

U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy ’98 discussed the problems created by the current opiate drug abuse epidemic in the United States during a lecture at the Institute of Politics Monday evening. Moderated by HKS Professor Amitabh Chandra, the conversational lecture included discussion of public health policy and the future of health lawmaking under president-elect Donald Trump’s future administration.

Mumps Timeline (As of 11.17.16)
UHS

Flyby’s Guide to Surviving Another Mumps Outbreak

​The telltale email from good old Dr. Paul Barriera could have only meant one thing: mumps are back. Cue flashbacks to this past spring, when HUHS was sending out emails almost every day about the mumps situation when realistically they should have just told students not to go to the PSK.

UHS

With Four Active Cases, Mumps Returns To Campus

Four cases of mumps have been confirmed on Harvard’s campus, according to Harvard University Health Services Director Paul J. Barreira.

Pre-Flu Clinic Berry Study Break
On Campus

Pre-Flu Clinic Berry Study Break

Paul M. Lewis ’18 serves berries to students in Leverett Dining Hall as part of a Healthpals study break preceding the flu clinic that will happen there Wednesday. Many houses had their flu clinics rescheduled due to the strike.

Barbara Lewis
Health

Barbara Lewis

Barbara Lewis is the chief of Counseling and Mental Health Services at Harvard University Health Services.

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Men's Crew

Mumps: A Play By Play

Our boys are tired but determined, ready to take on the Big Red Bears when, alas!... Down goes a Harvard rower.

Mindfulness
Health

Hey Professor: Mindfulness

​With midterm season in full swing and more than a month of class under our belts, many of us are stressed. How can we stay calm and focused?