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November 28, 2012

Men with excessive fat around their abdomen, commonly known as a "beer belly," are at an elevated risk for heart disease and Type 2 diabetes, and now researchers are adding osteoporosis to the list of potential hazards, Miriam Bredella, HMS associate professor of radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, led the study.

November 28, 2012

Medicare unintentionally spent more money on doctor's-office visits in 2010, the year it introduced a simplified fee schedule, according to a new study. Zirui Song, third-year medical student at HMS and graduate of the Health Policy PhD Program, is the study’s lead author.

November 27, 2012

Article profiles Jim O’Connell, HMS assistant professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, and founder of Boston Health Care for the Homeless.

November 27, 2012

Joseph E. Murray, HMS professor of surgery, emeritus, who opened a new era of medicine with the first successful human organ transplant, died on Monday at the age of 93.

November 27, 2012

Two months after federal regulators approved the first defibrillator that can be placed under the skin instead of connecting directly to the heart, doctors at Brigham and Women’s Hospital implanted three of the new devices Monday in patients at risk of cardiac arrest. Laurence M. Epstein, HMS associate professor of medicine and Bruce A. Koplan, HMS assistant professor of medicine, implanted the defibrillators.

November 27, 2012

When it comes to describing medical findings, researchers may need to tone it down a bit, according to a group of heart journal editors. Christopher Cannon, HMS professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, was one of a group of cardiology journal editors publishing a statement this week.

November 27, 2012

Making music, painting, or dancing — and seeing or hearing it — may be the most effective treatment for dementia to date. HMS-affiliated Hebrew SeniorLife, is featured.

November 26, 2012

Scientists are studying how to tap the energy naturally created by people's bodies—such as heat, sound and movement—to power medical devices without the need to change batteries. Konstantina Stankovic, HMS assistant professor of otology and laryngology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, was one of the leaders of the research.


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