Perhaps if patients and families more fully recognize how and why health care practitioners make mistakes, then they can become more active agents in preventing the consequences.
Neither medicine nor literature need become neglected if one engages in both English and premedical courses—students who pursue this academic path actually have much to gain.
Winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature Svetlana Alexievich captures the essence of the medical humanities in works such as her nonfiction book "Zinky Boys"
Lauren E. Claus examines the medical humanities.
With the Association of American Medical Colleges slated to introduce a new MCAT in 2015, Harvard students say that the premed track at Harvard does not adequately prepare them for the exam. And, they say, they often face prohibitively expensive costs when they turn to classes run by test preparatory companies for instruction.
Researchers at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute have discovered a hormone which may lead to new treatments for patients afflicted with diabetes.
Despite low voter turnout across the state, participation at the polls in Quincy House was higher than expected Tuesday, as undergraduates and other members of the community cast their ballots in the first step towards filling the congressional seat vacated by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.
No more all-nighters in the windowless concrete of the Science Center's computer lab just because your computer died.
Researchers at the Harvard Kennedy School praised the efficacy of the response by medical and law enforcement officials to the Boston Marathon bombings in a paper published last week by the school’s Program on Crisis Leadership.
In honor of her efforts to expand educational opportunities, the Harvard Graduate School of Education announced yesterday that journalist and television anchor Soledad O’Brien ’88-’00 will be a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the school for the 2013-2014 academic year.
Timing may play a more important role in the survival of evolutionarily beneficial mutations in bacteria than previously thought, a discovery which might have implications on cancer research, according to a study by Harvard researchers released last month.
Prolonged exposure to a stimulating environment may help in delaying one of the factors associated with the onset and progression of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study by researchers at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
As the numbers of practicing primary care physicians dwindle across the nation, new initiatives at Harvard to draw attention to the field of primary care are gaining momentum.
Several researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health have penned their names to a petition that calls for the Food and Drug Administration to evaluate and act upon the health effects of climbing sugar levels in soda and sweetened beverages.
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