Topic: Chronic Disease

Can E-cigarette Regulation Protect the Public’s Health?
Making Sense of the Science

April 16th, 2015 Part of: .

The burgeoning e-cigarette market has provoked deliberations about emerging e-cigarettes science, public health concerns and regulatory policy approaches. Some scientists perceive e-cigarettes as a potentially less harmful alternative to traditional tobacco products. By contrast, others fear e-cigarette use will promote tobacco consumption by “re-normalizing” tobacco use, especially among teens and young adults. The FDA plans Read More…

Women and Heart Disease
What You Don't Know May Kill You

February 12th, 2015 Part of: .

[FORUM VIDEO] This Forum event will provide a concise overview of the causes and forms of heart disease in women — and then explore today’s leading-edge prevention and treatment strategies.

Sugar, Salt and Supplements
Sorting the Science

March 17th, 2014 Part of: .

[FORUM VIDEO] This panel of Harvard experts helped explain the latest thinking on the nutritional science behind sugar, salt and supplements intake and provided some guidance on steps consumers can take to improve their diets.

Why We Overeat
The Toxic Food Environment and Obesity

September 13th, 2013 Part of: .

[FORUM VIDEO] Based on the latest science, this Forum event examined how Americans can shift their food environments from toxic to healthy.

Managing Stress
Protecting Your Health

March 6th, 2013 Part of: .

[FORUM VIDEO] In this Forum event, expert participants examined what we know about the effects of stress on health and ways in which positive well-being, mindfulness, exercise and nutrition contribute to a more resilient, healthier lifestyle.

Fighting the Clock
How America's Sleep Deficit is Damaging Longterm Health

March 6th, 2012 Part of: .

[FORUM VIDEO] This Forum event — held just days before the country will lose an hour of sleep due to daylight saving time — explored what we mean by “sleep deprivation,” what happens in tired brains and bodies, what are the long-term health risks for children and adults, and what kinds of policies should be considered for schools and businesses to protect health.

Alzheimer’s: What Is the Value of Knowing Early?
A View Across Five Countries

July 22nd, 2011 Part of: .

[FORUM VIDEO] This Forum event examined the results of a new poll conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health and Alzheimer Europe on perception and awareness of the disease among residents in the U.S., Germany, France, Spain and Poland – and their views on the value of diagnosis.