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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
June 9, 2014

After academic medical centers began instituted policies that restricted sales reps from having access to physicians, prescribing antidepressants and antipsychotics for unapproved uses declined. Aaron Kesselheim, assistant professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is a coauthor of the study.

June 8, 2014

It's the last mile in the race to fix health care—getting patients more involved. Hospitals, doctors and public-health officials are pushing patients to keep track of their medical data, seek preventive care and stay on top of chronic conditions. They're measuring how motivated patients are to manage their own health and adopting a wide range of strategies to help them do better, a concept known as patient engagement. Joseph Kvedar, associate professor of dermatology and Rajani LaRocca, instructor in medicine, both of Massachusetts General Hospital, are quoted.

June 6, 2014

A. Eden Evins, the William Cox Family Associate Professor of Psychiatry in the Field of Addiction Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, authored this opinion piece for The New York Times' Room for Debate section about legalizing marijuana.

June 2, 2014

To level the playing field, some believe patients should be able to see what their doctor is writing about them. But note-sharing with mental health patients has been slower to develop. The leaders of OpenNotes Tom Delbanco, the Richard A. and Florence Koplow-James L. Tullis Professor of General Medicine and Primary Care, and Jan Walker, assistant professor of medicine, both of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, are quoted.

June 2, 2014

It’s no secret that your friends influence your taste in music and clothes, but a growing body of research suggests that their words and actions might hold sway over your weight as well. Thinfluence, a new book co-authored by Walter Willett, chair of the Department of Nutrition at Harvard School of Public Health, and Malissa Wood, assistant professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, is featured.

June 2, 2014

Adult day health centers – informally called adult day care – have been around for more than 30 years. But demand for them has risen, driven by a growing population of older adults and a desire for people to live with family members, not in institutions. Hebrew Rehabilitation Center is featured.

June 2, 2014

Once strongly aligned with the GOP, American physicians are leaning more left, an analysis of campaign contributions over two decades shows. Arnold Relman, professor of medicine, emeritus, is the author of a journal editorial.

June 2, 2014

Speaking two or more languages helps protect your brain as you age, even if you learn new languages as an adult, new research suggests. Alvaro Pascual-Leone, professor of neurology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, wrote an accompanying commentary.

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