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October 14, 2014

Previous studies have found a slight increase in coronary heart disease risk among individuals living near major roadways, now new research examines the effect of roadway proximity on sudden cardiac death risk. Jaime E. Hart, instructor in medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, led the research. 

October 14, 2014

Burnout occurs in all medical specialties but is highest in physicians who practice on the front lines of medicine, including those in emergency medicine and primary care. Russell Phillips, William Applebaum Professor of Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and director of the Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care, is quoted.  

October 13, 2014

Growing stem-cell-derived neurons in a gel matrix has enabled researchers to reproduce the hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease in vitro for the first time. Rudolph Tanzi, Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy Professor of Child Neurology and Mental Retardation at Massachusetts General Hospital, led the study.  

October 13, 2014

Dennis Rosen, assistant professor of pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, authored this column about the stigma attached to children orphaned by Ebola. 

October 13, 2014

Amidst rising fears about Ebola, a recent petition calls on the Senate to confirm Vivek Murthy, instructor in medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, as surgeon general.  

October 13, 2014

Fructose, a sugar widely consumed in the form of high-fructose corn syrup, may promote obesity and diabetes by overstimulating a hormone that helps to regulate fat accumulation, researchers reported. Mark Herman, assistant professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Eleftheria Maratos-Flier, professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, are quoted.  

October 13, 2014

Doctors are devising new ways to shield patients from information about their odds for disease as genetic testing becomes more common in research, fertility treatment and other areas. Robert Green, associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is mentioned. 

October 10, 2014

Wesley Boyd, assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Cambridge Health Alliance, participated in an interview about depression and anxiety in the tech startup world. 

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