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February 12, 2013

Mice, the most commonly used laboratory animals in medical research, may be poor models for studying trauma or infections in humans, scientists found. H. Shaw Warren, HMS associate professor of pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital; Ronald Tompkins, the Sumner M. Redstone Professor of Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital; and Wenzhong Xiao, HMS lecturer on surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, were authors of the study.

February 12, 2013

According to researchers, minority women are 66 percent less likely than white women to be aware of the risks and symptoms of heart disease. Even when they are aware, the study found, they are less likely to try to reduce their risks or seek treatment. Paula Johnson, HMS associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Malissa Wood, HMS assistant professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, are quoted.

February 11, 2013

Acknowledging the intense schedules of medical residents, some hospitals offer help to keep their young doctors’ relationships healthy. The article mentions Russell Jenkins and Jakub Sroubek, both HMS clinical fellows in medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. John Mullen, HMS assistant professor of surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, is also quoted.

February 11, 2013

Leana Wen, HMS clinical fellow in medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, authored this article about facts and myths about norovirus, a virus that strikes fast and is the most common cause of "stomach flu," or gastroenteritis.

February 8, 2013

While age of puberty is decreasing, the number of girls entering puberty early is increasing: about 16 percent of girls enter puberty by the age of 7, and about 30 percent by the age of 8, according to a study and researchers are trying to understand why. William Crowley, the Daniel K. Podolsky Professor of Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

February 8, 2013

We spend a lot of time sleeping (roughly one-third of our lives, according to the National Institutes of Health). But how much downtime do our brains really need? Experts discuss the links between sleep, memory and cognition, and why our sleep patterns change as we age. Robert Stickgold, HMS associate professor of psychiatry at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, was one of the guests on the program.

February 8, 2013

Like any other medication, drugs used to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder can be abused. Craig Surman, HMS assistant professor of psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

February 7, 2013

Anupam B. Jena, HMS assistant professor of health care policy, coauthored this opinion piece about how many physicians maintain that fear of lawsuits significantly affects the practice of medicine, and that reform of the malpractice system is crucial for containing costs.


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