Health

UHS Under Construction
College Life

Mumps Returns to Harvard with Two Confirmed Cases

​Harvard University Health Services has confirmed two cases of mumps on campus as of June 22, 2017.

EMS Softball Game
College

The 'What If': Crimson EMS

During the average week, the EMTs monitor between one and five intramural sports games per night and one or two parties per night on weekends.

Mather House
College

Tuberculosis Suspect Case Released, No Other Cases Found

A Mather House resident suspected of having tuberculosis has been released from self-isolation after two weeks.

Chicken and Rice
Food and Drink

E. Coli Outbreak Temporarily Closes Chicken & Rice Guys Food Truck

An outbreak of E.coli has forced the closure of the Boston area's Chicken & Rice Guys locations, including the food truck often parked in the Science Center Plaza.

Scrutiny

Every Minute Counts: Fighting the Opioid Epidemic in Cambridge

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, over 33,000 people died from overdoses involving pain-relieving narcotics, known as opioids, in 2015. Of those, 1,751 were in Massachusetts.

Health

After Health Care Bill Failure, Experts Grapple with Future of Mass. Care

“We really dodged a huge bullet on Friday, but it is definitely not over," one Massachusetts health care executive said.

Health

New Research on Zika Virus Demonstrates Lingering Challenges

School of Public Health professor Marcia C. de Castro presented preliminary research that found that birth rates in Latin America have not fallen since the Zika epidemic.

Mather House
Student Life

After Possible Tuberculosis Infection, Health Officials Investigate Mather House

Although tuberculosis is spread airborne, Barreira’s email stressed that the disease is not highly contagious.

SHARC Office Hours
College

After Sexual Health Survey, SHARC Shifts Focus from Counseling to Education

After a survey found high rates of unprotected sex among undergraduates, SHARC is shifting its focus from peer counseling to peer education.

Health

School of Public Health Dean Explores School's Future

"A new building for the future" is one of Harvard School of Public Health Dean Michelle A. Williams's goals.

College

Students Hope for 'Sustainable Change' at Ivy Mental Health Conference

​Delegates from Harvard discussed the College’s mental health resources at the second-ever Ivy League Mental Health Conference.

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.