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September 12, 2014

Some doctor-owned surgery centers may not have all of the emergency equipment a hospital would. Beverly Philip, professor of anesthesia at Brigham and Women’s Hospital is quoted.

September 11, 2014

Adults who say they sleep between seven and eight hours per night miss fewer work days due to sickness than others, according to a recent study. Ronald Kessler, McNeil Family Professor of Health Care Policy in the HMS Department of Health Care Policy, is quoted. 

September 11, 2014

A recent study analyzed cortical folding for traces of schizophrenia, schizoaffective symptoms and bipolar disorder. Matcheri Keshavan, Stanley Cobb Professor of Psychiatry at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is the senior author of the study. 

September 9, 2014

The Lemelson-MIT Prize, celebrating its 20th year, honors outstanding mid-career inventors improving the world through technological invention and demonstrating a commitment to mentorship in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Sangeeta Bhatia, lecturer on medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is the prize recipient.

September 9, 2014

Dennis Rosen, assistant professor of pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, authored this essay about how communication between doctors and patients can affect a patient’s well-being, for better or for worse, through the placebo and nocebo effects. 

September 9, 2014

A new study finds that a diverse group of patients are willing to answer questions about sexual orientation and gender identity in clinical settings, and that they understand the importance of answering questions about sexual orientation and gender identity during the patient registration process. Harvey Makadon, clinical professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, co-authored the study.

September 9, 2014

Claire McCarthy, assistant professor of pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, authored this blog post about talking to children about Ebola.

September 9, 2014

Most women will experience physical abuse at some point, and most of these assaults occur at the hands of an intimate partner. But once it happens, the options for most women are few—and bad. Craig Malkin, clinical instructor in psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Cambridge Health Alliance, was quoted. 

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