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September 8, 2014

The successful embrace of failure in the workplace not only requires a change in how performance is defined and rewarded with policies and practices, but it also requires a radical mindset change for many. Anjali Sastry, lecturer on global health and social medicine, was quoted. 

September 8, 2014

Kidney stones were associated with modestly elevated risk for coronary heart disease (CHD) and stroke, especially among women, a meta-analysis showed. Gary Curhan, professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, co-authored the study. 

September 8, 2014

Rudolph Tanzi, Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy Professor of Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital, co-authored this opinion piece.

September 8, 2014

To date, there is no internationally accepted epidemiological forecasting algorithm. But the Ebola crisis and other epidemics have made this a priority in academia and government circles. John Brownstein, associate professor of pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, was quoted.

September 8, 2014

When we think of exfoliation, we normally think of facial scrubs and loofah to rub off dead skin cells, but there’s another kind of exfoliation: a harmful eye condition that increases the risk of cataracts and glaucoma as we age. New research suggests wearing sunglasses could be a key way to prevent the condition called exfoliation syndrome. Louis Pasquale, associate professor of ophthalmology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear, led the study.

September 7, 2014

Brain cancer may not be as common as other forms of cancer, but over 200,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with brain tumors each year. Tracy Batchelor, Giovanni Armenise - Harvard Professor of Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital, participated in an interview about the subject.

September 5, 2014

Apple Inc. is charging into health and fitness, hoping to bring order to a fragmented mess of wearable devices and scattered data. John Halamka, professor of medicine and chief information officer at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, commented.

September 4, 2014

Harvard University, citing rising health care costs, is restructuring employee health plans by adding deductibles, asking employees to pay a greater share of service costs, and making other changes. Michael Chernew, Leonard D. Schaeffer Professor of Health Care Policy and a member of Harvard’s benefits committee, was quoted.

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