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May 19, 2014

Researchers have found that getting less-than-recommended amounts of sleep was associated with a higher BMI and higher amounts of overall and midsection fat. Elsie Taveras, associate professor of population medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital for Children, is the lead author of the study.

May 18, 2014

New NIH policies will insist that medical research include male and female genders in proposals for medical research grants. Paula Johnson, professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is quoted.

May 18, 2014

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is the first private hospital system to give patients electronic access to therapy notes written by their psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers. Michael Kahn, assistant professor of psychiatry, authored an article about the program. Tom Delbanco, the Richard A. and Florence Koplow-James L. Tullis Professor of General Medicine and Primary Care, and leader of OpenNotes, is also quoted.

May 18, 2014

An algorithm can pick out biologically and clinically meaningful variants from whole-exome sequences of tumors. Eliezer Van Allen, instructor in medicine at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, is the lead author of the study.

May 16, 2014

David S. Ludwig, professor of pediatrics at Boston Children's Hospital, coauthored this opinion piece about overeating.

May 16, 2014

Massachusetts General Hospital won a significant victory in federal court last week.

May 16, 2014

People who turn to the Internet or iPhone apps for help in controlling their blood pressure may be led astray in some cases, two preliminary studies suggest. Nilay Kumar, instructor in medicine at Cambridge Health Alliance, is the lead researcher of one of the studies.

May 16, 2014

The mighty accessory that props up the game of golf was patented in 1899 by a Harvard-educated dentist named George F. Grant.

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