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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

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.

June 2, 2014

New drugs are making a dent against some hard-to-treat cancers, but some results raise fresh questions about whether the benefit is worth the cost. Joyce Liu, instructor in medicine at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, led a study on treating ovarian cancer.

June 2, 2014

Clinicians and others trying to improve end-of-life communication between doctors and their patient have turned for help to a set of videos. Developed by two Harvard doctors, the videos aim to better inform patients about their medical options while easing the way for frank discussions with health-care providers. Angelo Volandes, assistant professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, co-founded the nonprofit foundation in 2010 that makes and distributes the videos.

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.

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