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Three images from the war in Ukraine are overlaid onto of a blurred image of a burning field with apartments in the background. Images from top to bottom: A male Ukrainian doctor in a white lab coat and dark surgical cap, stands in the middle of a destroyed hospital interior. Rubble and building debris surround him. A blonde woman is overcome with emotion as she stands outside a destroyed apartment building. A Red Cross volunteer embraces an elderly woman crying.

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The Toxic Toll of War

This special project explores the public health consequences of war—even after the fighting is over.

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A dive into cold water

There’s no hard science on icy plunges, but there are sound reasons to believe cold water swimming could ease depression.

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Illustration: A woman, dressed in blue, sits on an oversized pill in the left foreground. In the top right, a group of doctors stand with their arms crossed. The illustrations are on a dark blue static background.

Who is a “difficult” patient?

Addiction treatment remains scarce, so why don’t more doctors treat it? Medical student John Messinger says stigma is a major barrier.

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Ankur Pandya speaks in front of a whiteboard. The whiteboard has black and white illustrations of objects — a chart, scales, a COVID virus, a microphone, a baseball, arrows, a video game holder, a flow chart, beaker — that frame his figure. He looks off-camera and his hands are mid-expression.

Q&A: Ankur Pandya on health decision science

The Harvard Chan associate professor of health decision science discusses how his field can help with COVID-19 response decisions—and how teaching is like stand-up comedy.