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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
January 20, 2015

Harvard Medical School student Leigh Ann Humphries participated in a radio interview about women keeping their maiden name after marriage.

January 20, 2015

A person looking for information on what drinking alcohol means for their health will find a lot of contradictory research. There is, of course, mounds of evidence that excessive alcohol consumption is bad for you. But there are also many studies that indicate drinking alcohol in moderation may safeguard a person from some serious conditions, especially those related to heart health. The latest study tout the benefits of imbibing finds a modest amount of alcohol — one drink a day — can protect a person from heart failure later on in life. Scott Solomon, professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is quoted.

January 20, 2015

What Medicare gives with one hand, it's taking away with another. Most government quality bonuses to hospitals this year are being wiped out by penalties issued for other shortcomings. Massachusetts Eye and Ear, a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, is mentioned.

January 20, 2015

A Brigham and Women’s Hospital doctor was shot twice, and his alleged attacker later shot himself to death, in what Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans said appeared to have been a targeted attack Tuesday morning in the Carl J. and Ruth Shapiro Cardiovascular Center. 

January 20, 2015

Harvard Medical School and the Dubai Healthcare City Authority have partnered to establish a center for training and research on health care and medical treatment in the United Arab Emirates, the University announced on Tuesday. David Golan, dean for basic science and graduate education and professor of biological chemistry and molecular pharmacology, and Salmaan Keshavjee, associate professor of global health and social medicine, are quoted.

January 20, 2015

President Barack Obama will urge Congress to spend U.S. taxpayers’ money for research in “precision medicine,” a burgeoning field of care in which treatments are tailored to an individual patient. Raju Kucherlapati, Paul C. Cabot Professor of Genetics, is quoted.

January 20, 2015

Continued coverage of the tragic death of Michael Davidson, HMS assistant professor of surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

January 19, 2015

VSED, short for “voluntarily stopping eating and drinking,” is not unheard-of as an end-of-life strategy, typically used by older adults who hope to hasten their decline from terminal conditions. But now ethicists, lawyers and older adults themselves have begun a quiet debate about whether people who develop dementia can use VSED to end their lives by including such instructions in an advance directive. Susan Mitchell, professor of medicine, is quoted.


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