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15 Nov

Celebrating National Rural Health Day

November 17 is National Rural Health Day! According to the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health, this day is “an opportunity to ‘Celebrate the Power of Rural’ by honoring the selfless, community-minded and determined spirit that prevails in rural America.” At Northeastern University’s Bouvé College of Health Sciences and Roux Institute, our experts […]

14 Nov

Why it’s not too late to get your flu shot

Experts from Northeastern say the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving get-togethers are a great time to get vaccinated against seasonal influenza.

10 Nov

APHA 2022: Forging Healthier Futures For All

This week, the Northeastern University and Bouvé College of Health Sciences teams wrapped up several days at the American Public Health Association Conference (APHA). 

10 Nov

Stroke survivor empowered by Fetterman, but Northeastern expert says campaign missed opportunity to raise awareness

Northeastern expert Erin Meier speaks about one of the most common consequences of strokes, aphasia, why she thinks Pennsylvania Senator-elect John Fetterman has it, and how a person can have a stroke and return to a challenging job.

4 Nov

Do we still need to hold onto COVID-19 vaccination cards?

Where is your COVID-19 vaccination card? Is it in your wallet or purse? Is it at home, buried in a pile of mail? Is it lost? If you’re not sure, you’re not alone. 

2 Nov

How COVID-19 colliding with flu season and surge of RSV created ‘tripledemic’

Get ready for a bumpy ride, virus-wise, as autumn turns into winter this year. 

18 Oct

Combining health research with CS, Devashish Sood earns PEAK Experience Award

After spending his first year at Khoury College working to create algorithms that analyze sleep patterns, Sood won Northeastern’s PEAK Experience Ascent Award.

18 Oct

Children not target of ‘rainbow fentanyl,’ experts say; adding color may actually protect drug users

Parents may have noticed a disturbing trend on social media this month: claims that fentanyl is being manufactured in colorful tablets that are meant to attract their children.

4 Oct

Northeastern professor will energize Biden’s Justice40 Initiative

Northeastern professor Sara Wylie has been appointed to the US Department of Energy.

22 Sep

Patagonia founder gave away his company to fight climate change. Is that really as good as it sounds?

The Patagonia Purpose Trust will maintain the company’s “socially responsible business” approach, while the Holdfast Collective, a new nonprofit, will use company profits to fight climate change.

22 Aug

Global rainwater is now contaminated with ‘forever chemicals.’ What can we do about it?

Rainwater contaminated by toxic chemicals called per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, is now a global problem, according to new research published in Environmental Science & Technology.

24 Jun

Should you get your young child vaccinated for COVID-19? Here’s what parents need to know

Two vaccines—one by Moderna and another by Pfizer/BioNTech—for that age group are now available for the youngsters. 

17 May

Health Sciences assistant professor awarded 2022 Article of the Year

Congratulations to Bouvé assistant professor Brady Post, who has been awarded the 2022 Article of the Year from the Health Services Research, one of the leading journals in health policy.