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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
March 19, 2016

The nation's leading health researchers are getting a new tech tool that could transform the way we get information about the human body. Alvaro Pascual-Leone (Beth Israel Deaconess) is quoted. 

March 18, 2016

Marilyn Moy (Brigham and Women's) led a new study that suggests regular exercise could help boost the survival of people who've left the hospital after battling chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

March 17, 2016

A study determined first author’s gender for 3,758 articles published in six top medical journals between 1994 and 2014, finding that "female first authorship increased from 27 percent in 1994 to 37 percent in 2014." Kathryn Rexrode (Brigham and Women's) is quoted. 

March 17, 2016

Nearly half of Massachusetts doctors in busy specialties received payments or meals from pharmaceutical makers, but the practice appears to have had little impact on their prescribing habits, according to a new analysis. Aaron Kesselheim (Brigham and Women's) is quoted. 

March 17, 2016

Scientists are designing cells that can manufacture drugs, food and materials — and even act as diagnostic biosensors. But first they must agree on a set of engineering tools. Pamela Silver is quoted. 

March 17, 2016

Researchers are launching a new smartphone app Thursday that will enable former National Football League players and the general public to participate together in a clinical study to assess the impact of on-the-field injuries on the long-term health of players after they leave the game. Alvaro Pascual-Leone (Beth Israel Deaconess), the principal investigator of TeamStudy, is quoted. Download the app here

March 17, 2016

Ateev Mehrotra (HMS) led a study that suggests retail clinics do not trim medical spending but instead may drive it up modestly because they encourage people to use more medical services.

March 17, 2016

Dhruv Khullar (Mass General) writes about issues concerning discharging and readmitting patients. One-fifth of Medicare beneficiaries are re-admitted within 30 days of discharge, and one-third are re-admitted within 90 days.

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