Topic: Chronic Disease

The Diabetes Epidemic
The Latest on Treatment and Prevention

November 14th, 2017 Part of: .

THE DR. LAWRENCE H. AND ROBERTA COHN FORUMS THE DIABETES EPIDEMIC: The Latest on Treatment and Prevention Presented jointly with HuffPost Despite decades of research and relentless messaging about the importance of diet and exercise, type 2 diabetes remains a major threat to the lives of millions of Americans. As new diagnoses in some populations Read More…

Breakthroughs in Disease Treatment
The Landscape Moving Forward

November 6th, 2017 Part of: .

Brief Video Highlight THE ANDELOT SERIES ON CURRENT SCIENCE CONTROVERSIES BREAKTHROUGHS IN DISEASE TREATMENT: The Landscape Moving Forward Presented jointly with NBC News Digital Monday, November 6, 2017 Cancer. Alzheimer’s. Precision medicine. Antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The opioid crisis. These are all areas that stand to benefit from boosted federal funding. On the other hand, other areas Read More…

Eradicating Polio
Reaching the Last Child

October 20th, 2017 Part of: .

Brief Video Highlight ERADICATING POLIO: Reaching the Last Child Presented jointly with NPR Friday, October 20, 2017 Once a global scourge, polio is tantalizingly close to eradication with only 11 wild poliovirus cases reported worldwide in 2017. In this Forum event — held in advance of World Polio Day — experts from the Government of Read More…

The 21st Century Cures Act
Implications for Research and Drug Development

February 27th, 2017 Part of: .

Brief Video Highlight THE 21st CENTURY CURES ACT: Implications for Research and Drug Development Presented jointly with STAT Monday, February 27, 2017 The passage of the 21st Century Cures Act has drawn both applause and criticism. A sweeping bipartisan effort with multiple components, the law dramatically boosts funding for medical research, particularly in areas such Read More…

Hormone-Altering Chemicals
Fertility and Health Implications

January 31st, 2017 Part of: .

Brief Video Highlight HORMONE-ALTERING CHEMICALS: Fertility and Health Implications Tuesday, January 31, 2017 Many of the products we use every day — drinking bottles, cosmetics, furniture, toys — can contain endocrine disruptors, chemicals that affect human health by altering the body’s natural hormones. Pregnancy and fetal development represent an especially sensitive life stage that may Read More…

The Chronic Pain Epidemic
What's to Be Done?

November 10th, 2016 Part of: , .

Brief Video Highlight The Dr. Lawrence H. and Roberta Cohn Forums THE CHRONIC PAIN EPIDEMIC: What’s to Be Done? Presented by The Forum at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health jointly with The Huffington Post Thursday, November 10, 2016 In association with Harvard Health Publications More than 100 million Americans struggle with chronic Read More…

Organ Transplantation
Medical, Technological and Ethical Challenges

May 20th, 2016 Part of: .

The Dr. Lawrence H. and Roberta Cohn Forums ORGAN TRANSPLANTATION: Medical, Technological and Ethical Challenges Presented in Collaboration with The Huffington Post and in Association with Harvard Health Publications People die each day waiting on lists for lifesaving organs, and the rise of chronic diseases such as diabetes only increases the demand. With the need Read More…

Drug Trials
Challenges for Alzheimer’s and Other Urgent Needs

April 15th, 2016 Part of: .

DRUG TRIALS: Challenges for Alzheimer’s and Other Urgent Needs Presented in Partnership with HHMI Tangled Bank Studios          and In Collaboration with STAT In Association with NOVA This Forum explored the challenges and complexities of drug trials, and how they impact disease treatment and prevention  — particularly for conditions that currently have little Read More…

Cancer and Diet
The Latest on Processed Meats, Fats and More

January 15th, 2016 Part of: .

This event was part of The Dr. Lawrence H. and Roberta Cohn Forums. We are deeply saddened by the loss of Dr. Lawrence H. Cohn, advisor and supporter of this Forum in addition to others in the The Dr. Lawrence H. and Roberta Cohn Forums series. CANCER AND DIET: The Latest on Processed Meats, Fats and More Read More…

Rethinking Cholesterol
Drug Developments and Lifestyle Choices

September 24th, 2015 Part of: .

We are deeply saddened by the loss of Dr. Lawrence H. Cohn, advisor and supporter of this Forum in addition to others in the The Dr. Lawrence H. and Roberta Cohn Forums series. For decades, statins have served as the “go-to” drug for patients with high cholesterol. Now, a new class of cholesterol-reducing drugs, PCSK9 inhibitors, Read More…