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May 28, 2013

With drug-resistant superbugs on the rise, according to a recent report by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and with hospital-acquired infections costing $30 billion and leading to nearly 100,000 patient deaths a year, hospitals are willing to try almost anything to reduce the risk of transmission. Mark Aronson, HMS professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is quoted.

May 28, 2013

For 18 consecutive years, Boston has led the nation among all U.S. cities in the amount of funding from the NIH. Money for biomedical research here last year reached a near record. But the federal sequester calls for cutting the NIH budget by 5 percent, and more over the coming decade. Chuck Stiles, HMS professor of neurobiology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, is quoted.

May 27, 2013

A new disease at the crossroads of psychiatry and neurology could help in the understanding of psychosis. Work by Joseph Coyle, the Eben S. Draper Professor of Psychiatry at McLean Hospital, is cited.

May 27, 2013

When night sweats, hot flashes and other signs of menopause come to call, many women find themselves desperate to soothe their symptoms. For some, the search for relief will lead them to consider bioidentical hormone therapy. Proponents say bioidentical hormones are natural, effective and safe, but is that true? JoAnn Manson, the Michael and Lee Bell Professor of Women's Health at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is quoted.

May 27, 2013

Legalizing marijuana may have unintended consequences. Since medical marijuana was legalized in Colorado, more than a dozen young children have been unintentionally poisoned with the drug, researchers report. Sharon Levy, HMS assistant professor of pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, wrote an accompanying journal editorial.

May 26, 2013

Boston surgeons who have successfully transplanted donor faces and hands onto badly disfigured patients are now evaluating several amputees for leg transplants, a highly experimental operation believed to have been done just twice around the world, and never in the United States. Matthew Carty, HMS assistant professor of surgery, and Bohdan Pomahac, HMS associate professor of surgery, both of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, are quoted.

May 24, 2013

Drugs commonly used to treat glaucoma may cause droopy eyelids and other side effects that can interfere with vision, according to a new study. Louis Pasquale, HMS associate professor of ophthalmology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, is the senior author.

May 24, 2013

Sanjiv Chopra, faculty dean for continuing education at HMS and professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is featured in this interview with his brother, Deepak, about their new book, “Brotherhood: Dharma, Destiny and the American Dream.”

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