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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
January 11, 2016

This editorial discusses global payment systems for health care. Haiden Huskamp (HMS) is quoted.  

January 11, 2016

As college campuses grapple with mental-health issues, researchers are trying new ways to bring treatment to students from ethnic-minority backgrounds, who experts say often don’t get the care they need and are more likely to have negative consequences due to their illness. Margarita Alegria (Mass General) is quoted. 

January 11, 2016

New analyses support the recommendation that for a woman of average breast cancer risk, beginning screening for the cancer at age 50 and undergoing mammograms every other year through age 74 reasonably balances the potential benefits and harms associated with screening. Harold Burstein (Dana-Farber) is quoted. 

January 11, 2016

Vitamin D is often touted as a supplement that everyone should take. Yet over the past several years, studies have shown that the vitamin appears to have a Goldilocks zone: too little or too much may be detrimental. Douglas Kiel (Beth Israel Deaconess) is mentioned. 

January 11, 2016

An influential panel of medical experts suggested, in 2009, that women needed fewer mammograms than had long been recommended. The panel recently issued an update of its guidelines, but the basic advice—which applies to women with an average risk of breast cancer—was unchanged. Constance Lehman (Mass General) is quoted.

January 11, 2016

Anne-Marie Wills (Mass General) led a study that suggests patients who experience early weight loss appear to have a more severe, systemic form of Parkinson's disease.

January 10, 2016

Claire McCarthy (Boston Children's) authored this opinion piece that argues for treating gun violence as a public health crisis.

January 10, 2016

Peter Slavin (Mass General president) coauthored an op-ed piece on overlapping surgery practice. 

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