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July 29, 2014

Vanessa Kerry, assistant professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, is profiled in the Power of Ideas section of Boston Magazine.

July 29, 2014

An estimated one-third of adults are choosing to either cut back on gluten or eliminate it from their diets, saying that it eases digestive distress, boosts energy levels, and reduces inflammation. But now, some health experts are advising caution. Daniel A. Leffler, associate professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, was a guest on The Exchange on New Hampshire Public Radio.

July 28, 2014

Taking hormone therapy within the first few months or years of menopause offers women no protection against heart disease, a clinical trial conducted by researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and elsewhere has found. JoAnn Manson, the Michael and Lee Bell Professor of Women's Health at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is a coauthor on the study. Isaac Schiff, the Joe Vincent Meigs Professor of Gynecology at Massachusetts General Hospital, is also quoted.

July 28, 2014

Two research papers published this month identify possible molecular causes of the degenerative illness called cachexia that researchers hope could lead to potential treatments. Bruce Spiegelman, the Stanley J. Korsmeyer Professor of Cell Biology and Medicine at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, led one of the studies. Alfred L. Goldberg, professor of cell biology; Barrett J. Rollins, the Linde Family Professor of Medicine at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Don S. Dizon, instructor in medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital; and Janet Abrahm, professor of medicine at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, are also quoted.

July 27, 2014

Suzanne Koven, assistant professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, authored this piece for The Boston Globe about recent recommendations from the American College of Physicians on when to perform routine pelvic exams.

July 25, 2014

At most colleges, campus police refer students involved in alcohol-related incidents to school officials for discipline rather than taking legal action, according to a study of 343 U.S. schools. Sion Kim Harris, assistant professor of pediatrics at Boston Children's Hospital, is quoted.

July 24, 2014

An initiative at Massachusetts General Hospital gives patients online, written and visual information to involve them in shared decision-making. One of the goals is to make risk understandable — bridging the gap between percent probabilities and words. Karen Sepucha, assistant professor of medicine; Leigh Simmons, assistant professor of medicine; and Andy Freiberg, associate professor of orthopedic surgery, are quoted.

July 24, 2014

For the first time, researchers have determined the genetic markers that determine the timing of a woman’s first period, opening the doors to determining a woman’s risk for disease later in life. Douglas P. Kiel, professor of medicine at Hebrew SeniorLife, is quoted.


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