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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
October 21, 2014

Lipi Roy, clinical instructor in medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, addresses Ebola and other current health issues in her radio segment.

October 21, 2014

Hundreds of dietary supplements containing illegal drugs have been voluntarily recalled from the market in recent years at the urging of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, but a significant number have remained available for purchase with their same dangerous ingredients, according to a new study. Pieter Cohen, assistant professor of medicine at Cambridge Health Alliance, led the research.  

October 21, 2014

Emergency room physicians say that if proper protocols are applied, the risk posed by Ebola doesn’t have to be significantly more threatening than the dangerous situations and pathogens doctors face in their everyday work. Stephen Epstein, assistant professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is quoted.  

October 21, 2014

Nearly a year after President Obama chose a Brookline doctor to be the next surgeon general, the 37-year-old nominee is still waiting to be confirmed by the Senate, even as the administration seeks public health leadership amid the Ebola scare. Vivkek Murthy, instructor in medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is the surgeon general nominee. 

October 20, 2014

Wesley Boyd, assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Cambridge Health Alliance, participated in an interview about the difficulty of accessing the mental health system. 

October 20, 2014

A profile of Harvard University Professor of Psychology Ellen Langer’s work on mindfulness theory and its potential impact on health. Jeffrey Rediger, instructor in psychiatry at McLean Hospital, is quoted, and Ted Kaptchuk, professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is mentioned. 

October 20, 2014

By crystallizing DNA, researchers have created structures unlike any seen before. The DNA crystals could potentially be used as the basis of a programmable material platform, leading to new advances in computing, biology and many other fields. Donald Ingber, Judah Folkman Professor of Vascular Biology at Boston Children’s Hospital and director of the Wyss Institute, and Peng Yin, associate professor of systems biology at the Wyss Institute, are quoted. 

October 20, 2014

Parents may get so accustomed to seeing sex and violence in movies and television that they end up lowering their standards for what kids are allowed to watch, a new report suggests. Jeanne Van Cleave, assistant professor of pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted. 

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