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June 2, 2015

Brad Manor, assistant professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, participated in an interview about the links between cognitive function, balance and falls.

June 2, 2015

Researchers have started tracking immune responses to different genomically defined cancer subtypes in an attempt to find those most apt to respond to immunotherapy-based treatment approaches. Kyle Strickland, clinical fellow in pathology at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is mentioned.

June 2, 2015

Federal health authorities, who are seeking ways to reduce hospital-acquired complications, are pondering what actions to take to reduce the incidence of delirium, which is not among the complications for which Medicare withholds payment or for which it penalizes hospitals. Delirium is estimated to cost more than $143 billion annually, mostly in longer hospital stays and follow-up care in nursing homes. Sharon Inouye, professor of medicine at Hebrew SeniorLife, is quoted.

June 2, 2015

Louise Ivers, associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, participated in an interview about the struggle to control a cholera epidemic in Haiti that began after the 2010 earthquake.

June 2, 2015

Use of antidepressants late in pregnancy may be associated with an increased risk of babies born with a serious respiratory disorder, but the increased risk appears to be less than previous research has suggested, according to a new study.  Krista Huybrechts, assistant professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, led the research.

June 1, 2015

Luc Djousse, associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, participated in an interview about the nutritional value of eggs.

June 1, 2015

Anticipating ³radical transformations² in medicine in coming decades, the dean of Harvard Medical School has authorized a full-scale department of biomedical informatics, effective July 1. Jeffrey Flier¹s move recognizes the growing importance of data in the healthcare professions, and, he said, builds on the school¹s ³outstanding record of achievement² in the field. Isaac Kohane, the Lawrence J. Henderson Professor of Pediatrics and director of the Countway Library of Medicine, will chair the new department. 

June 1, 2015

Prostate cancer survivors who eat a typical American diet loaded with red meat, cheese and white bread are far more likely to see their cancer come back and kill them, and they're more likely to die sooner of any disease than patients who eat a healthier diet, researchers reported. Jorge Chavarro, assistant professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, led the study.

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