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March 21, 2013

Patients who undergo broad DNA testing to explain a specific medical condition also should be told about chance findings that indicate risk for other serious diseases, a group of genetic specialists said. Robert Green, HMS associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is chairman of the panel.

March 21, 2013

Doctors need to give antibiotics to more than 12,000 people with acute respiratory infections to prevent just one of them from being hospitalized with pneumonia, according to a new study. Jeffrey Linder, HMS associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is quoted.

March 21, 2013

Eating too much salt contributed to 2.3 million heart-related deaths worldwide in 2010, and 40 percent of those deaths were premature, researchers said. Dariush Mozaffarian, HMS associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is one of the lead researchers. Saman Fahimi, a visiting scientist at HSPH, is the lead author.

March 21, 2013

Malnutrition in the first year life, even when followed by a good diet and restored physical health, predisposes people to a troubled personality at age 40, new research suggests. Janina Galler, HMS professor of psychiatry at Judge Baker Children's Center, led the team.

March 20, 2013

Race appears to play a role in determining what kind of treatment is offered to patients grappling with severely restricted blood flow to their feet, new research suggests. Tyler Durazzo, who led the study while at Yale University, is now a resident at Massachusetts General Hospital. Murray Mittleman, HMS associate professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is also quoted.

March 19, 2013

You might not want to rush into knee surgery. Physical therapy can be just as good for a common injury and at far less cost and risk, the most rigorous study to compare these treatments concludes. Jeffrey Katz, HMS professor of medicine and Elena Losina, HMS associate professor of orthopedic surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, were leaders of the study.

March 19, 2013

More than one in six Boston doctors offices refused to schedule appointments for callers posing as disabled patients in wheelchairs, researchers at Baystate Medical Center reported Monday in a study of specialty practices that highlights obstacles to routine medical care. Lisa Iezzoni, HMS professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, wrote an editorial accompanying the study.

March 19, 2013

Don Berwick, the former Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services administrator, said that he is working on a short-term project for the National Health Service for the United Kingdom. Berwick is a lecturer on health care policy at HMS.

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