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February 17, 2015

The creators of NutriSavings, a company that offers employers a way to encourage employees to eat better, are betting that you would take the time to compare the nutritional information of different brands of foods at the grocery store if an app did the work for you, and you made money off your healthy choices. Ateev Mehrotra, associate professor of health care policy, is quoted.

February 17, 2015

Jeffrey S. Flier, dean of the faculty of medicine at Harvard University and Caroline Shields Walker Professor of Medicine, authored this blog post about the ways that science and medical practice will evolve over the coming decades.

February 16, 2015

Palliative care is increasingly used to help seriously ill adults and seniors. Now medical centers are creating teams that specialize in a more challenging task: delivering palliative care for young children. Joanne Wolfe, associate professor of pediatrics at Boston Children's Hospital, and  Richard Goldstein, assistant professor of pediatrics at Boston Children's Hospital, are quoted.

February 16, 2015

Women going through menopause may have hot flashes and night sweats that last for more than seven years, according to new research that debunks long-held theories that symptoms are mostly short-lived. JoAnn Manson, Michael and Lee Bell Professor of Women's Health at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is quoted.

February 16, 2015

Mindful meditation — sitting quietly while focusing on breathing and being "present"— improves sleep quality in older adults better than other relaxation techniques, according to a study. Herbert Benson, Mind/Body Medical Institute Professor of Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

February 16, 2015

A potentially deadly bacteria is responsible for one in five sore throats in young adults, a new study suggests. Jeffrey Linder, associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, authored an accompanying journal editorial.

February 15, 2015

The idea that alcohol might be good for our hearts and blood vessels is a popular one, but the science suggesting a benefit has never been conclusive. And some experts believe the evidence is getting thinner all the time. Kenneth Mukamal, associate professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is quoted.

February 13, 2015

Want to reduce cases of doctors desperately trying to save the lives of people on the verge of dying despite them not wanting such aggressive treatment? Stop paying for it. Angelo Volandes, assistant professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

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