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Harvard Chan: This Week in Health brings you top health headlines—from wellness tips to important global health trends. You'll also hear insight from Harvard Chan experts.

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Harvard Chan: This Week in Health brings you top health headlines—from wellness tips to important global health trends. You'll also hear insight from Harvard Chan experts.

    Addressing the Opioid Crisis: Lessons Learned from New York City

    Addressing the Opioid Crisis: Lessons Learned from New York City

    Before Mary Bassett was director of Harvard’s FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, she was New York City’s Health Commissioner. Bassett talks about her experience dealing with the growing opioid epidemic in the city—what worked, what didn’t, and what New York can teach other cities coping with the same problem. She sat down with Kimberlyn Leary, an associate professor at Harvard Chan School and a psychologist at Harvard's McLean hospital who specializes in public health policy.

    • 14 min
    Addressing the Opioid Crisis: Unpacking Stigma

    Addressing the Opioid Crisis: Unpacking Stigma

    Shelly Greenfield unpacks the stigma that surrounds addiction. A psychiatrist from Harvard’s McLean hospital, Greenfield specializes in addiction—how patients cope with it, how it factors into treatment, and how it works its way slowly into policy.

    • 13 min
    Addressing the Opioid Crisis: Ending Over-Prescription

    Addressing the Opioid Crisis: Ending Over-Prescription

    Physicians’ over-prescription of opioid painkillers opened the door to the current opioid crisis. What can health care providers do to fix it?

    • 14 min
    Using music to combat HIV in Zambia

    Using music to combat HIV in Zambia

    A Harvard Chan alum is partnering with musicians in Zambia to raise awareness about HIV prevention.

    • 23 min
    Professional sports and health

    Professional sports and health

    A new study finds that pro football players appear to be at an elevated risk of death compared to pro baseball players. We’ll explore the factors that may be driving this.

    • 21 min
    Human flourishing and public health

    Human flourishing and public health

    In this week’s episode we explore what it means for people to flourish, how we can measure it, and ways to help reach a state where all aspects of their life are good.

    • 39 min

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