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Elizabeth Kanof Levine ’56: What happens when an EMT sends an SOS?

When you have a medical crisis, you dial 911, EMTs respond, and your stress level calms considerably. But emergency medical services (EMS) workers live in that high-stress world every hour of their working lives, and it takes a toll. The stress, plus easy access to addictive medication,…... » Read more

Postpartum Depression: A Silent Epidemic

On the day Kristin Davis '88 came home from the hospital with her beautiful baby daughter Ripley, her world began disintegrating. She was hit with intense nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dehydration, and fainting. Breastfeeding her baby was out of the question. Simply lifting her head off…... » Read more

Susan J. Elliott FP’00: How to Get Past Your Past

Susan Elliott’s been through a lot— growing up in foster care, an abusive first marriage, and a terrible divorce—and at one point was suicidal as a result. It took her ten years of hard work to regain health and happiness, but she did it. So she speaks…... » Read more

Sara Martin

From Homeless to Harvard

Determination, and an alum's backing, helped  a future physician aspire higher In her first essay for eleventh-grade AP American history, Sara Martin '10 wrote that she was looking for a challenge but that she wasn’t college bound. "We'll see about that," her teacher, Sarah McLaughlin…... » Read more