Health

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
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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?

College

Dining Halls Welcome Annual Flu Shot Clinics

As flu season nears, Harvard University Health Services along with HealthPals has begun offering flu shot clinics in the College's dining halls.

Politics

School of Public Health Partners with Politico for Polling

For the first time, the School of Public Health is partnering with political news agency Politico this year to conduct national polls about health and domestic policy.

College

Faust Extols HUDS Employee Benefits

With a potential strike looming, University President Drew G. Faust said in an interview Tuesday that she is “very proud” of the health benefits package that hundreds of Harvard’s dining services workers have protested.

napping-students
College

To Nap or Not to Nap?

So it's 2 in the afternoon and you're starting to feel kind of drowsy. Maybe it's all of those lectures you've been sitting through, or maybe you went just a little overboard last night at your entryway's kickback. Either way, there's only one question on your mind: to sleep or not to sleep?

Health

Holes in Harvard Sugar Study Expose Dangers of Industry Funding

The revelation that industry-funded research at Harvard in the 1960s downplayed the deleterious effects of sugar has put Harvard in a bitter position in the news.

Indigo Peer Counseling
College

Citing Staff Shortage, Indigo Peer Counseling Takes Hiatus

Indigo, the peer counseling group aimed at addressing issues of race and diversity in mental health, is taking a hiatus this semester due to a staff shortage.

Student Life

Months After First Outbreak, Campus Rid of Mumps

A high rate of vaccination and summer vacation have eliminated any active cases of the virus on campus.