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March 12, 2014

The largest clinical study of its kind is revealing new insights into the causes of Crohn's disease, a periodic inflammation of the intestines. The research, which involved 668 children, shows that numbers of some beneficial bacteria in the gut decrease in Crohn's patients, while the number of potentially harmful bacteria increases. Ramnik Xavier, the Kurt J. Isselbacher Professor of Medicine in the Field of Gastroenterology at Massachusetts General Hospital, led the study.

March 12, 2014

Last Thursday, state-of-the-art vans from Harvard Medical, Dana Farber, New England Optometry – including the HMS Family Van – were on display in Mattapan as the Institute for Healthcare Improvement kicked off its three-city mobile health tour of Boston, New York and the District of Columbia. Nancy E. Oriol, dean for students at HMS, is the founder of the Family Van.

March 12, 2014

Twenty-five years have passed since a paper first introduced the concept of the World Wide Web. How do Americans think about the Internet and its impact on their lives? Catherine Steiner-Adair, research associate in psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at McLean Hospital, was a guest on the program.

March 11, 2014

Doctors, researchers and drug companies are coming up with simple designs to address a complex ethical dilemma: how to make sure people with intellectual disabilities consent to join a drug trial. Brian Skotko, assistant professor of pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

March 11, 2014

It may be getting harder for women to know exactly what they should and shouldn’t be doing when it comes to breast cancer screening with mammograms. Daniel Kopans, professor of radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

March 11, 2014

HMS student Ilana Yurkiewicz reflects on working on a psychiatry unit.

March 11, 2014

Annie Brewster, instructor in medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, authored this post about the Healthy Story Collaborative, Inc., a nonprofit dedicated to harnessing the healing power of stories through collecting, honoring and sharing these narratives. Last week, the nonprofit launched a new program called Health Story Collaborative and Healing Story Sessions, which are live gatherings where patients share their narratives.

March 11, 2014

Harvard Medical School kept its spot as the top medical school for research in 2015. Primary care rose to #11.

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