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July 26, 2013

It is the question asked by so many people trying to will the story of Amy Lord’s slaying to a different end: Why didn’t she run when she appeared to have the chance? Beaten and terrorized, Lord was probably in such fear of her assailant that escape did not seem possible, specialists said yesterday. Harold Bursztajn, HMS associate clinical professor of psychiatry, is quoted.

July 26, 2013

If current trends continue, the number of Americans who experience a dangerous irregular heartbeat called atrial fibrillation will more than double in the next 16 years, according to a new study. Daniel Singer, HMS professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, is a co-author of the paper.

July 25, 2013

In a speech this week, President Obama pointed to education as one of the central elements of his effort to rebuild the middle class. A study by Frank Levy, HMS lecturer on health care policy, is cited.

July 25, 2013

Coverage of the death of former HMS and BWH researcher, Autumn Klein.

July 25, 2013

HMS student Nathaniel P. Morris authored this op-ed about animal research.

July 25, 2013

Gastric bypass surgery’s rapid diabetes-improving effects appear to stem from growth of new intestinal tissue. Nicholas Stylopoulos, HMS assistant professor of pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital and Nima Saeidi, HMS research fellow in surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, are co-authors of the study. Lee Kaplan, HMS associate professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, is also quoted.

July 24, 2013

Adjusting Medicare payments to reward doctors and hospitals in regions that provide high-quality care at low cost would be a bad idea, the National Academy of Sciences said yesterday. Joseph P. Newhouse, HMS professor of health care policy, is quoted.

July 24, 2013

Several news reports this week have highlighted the supposed benefits of placing a cold cap on the scalp to prevent hair loss from chemotherapy. While these reports have emphasized the experimental nature of the device -- it hasn’t yet been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration -- some women have been using them on their own. Erica Mayer, HMS assistant professor of medicine at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, is quoted.

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