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Finding ways to forge through the COVID-19 pandemic

This is part of our Coronavirus Update series in which Harvard specialists in epidemiology, infectious disease, economics, politics, and other disciplines offer insights into what the latest developments in the COVID-19 outbreak may bring. As the coronoavirus pandemic spreads and hunkered-down Americans wonder when and how they’ll get back on the job, a Harvard epidemiologist… Read More »

Watch Dr. Pimple Popper Remove a Blackhead Pierced Through a Patient’s Earlobe

In a new Instagram compilation video, Dr. Pimple Popper squeezes a series of stubborn blackheads from three different patients. One blackhead looks like a small stud earring pierced through a patient’s earlobe. Blackheads, or open comedos, are clogged pores that are filled with dead skin cells and oil, often referred to as sebum. In a… Read More »

Early detection of Alzheimer’s possible through algorithm

A team of scientists from Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has developed a software-based method of scanning electronic health records (EHRs) to estimate the risk that a healthy person will receive a dementia diagnosis in the future. Their algorithm uses machine learning to first build a list of key clinical terms associated with cognitive symptoms… Read More »

New Device Monitors Blood Flow Through Radial Artery to Prevent Occlusions Post PCI

Following transradial percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI), the radial artery can occasionally occlude, potentially resulting in serious complications. Radial occlusion is treated by applying compression, but clinicians have no idea whether nor how much blood is flowing through the artery. Moreover, once an occlusion happens in the radial artery, it cannot be used again as an… Read More »