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August 14, 2012

It's common knowledge that heart disease risk can be raised by smoking, obesity and your family history. Now, a new study adds to the list that your very own blood type might increase risk for future heart problems. Lu Qi, HMS assistant professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is the author of the study.

August 14, 2012

A new brain imaging study may explain why women suffer from migraines roughly three times more than men: The brains of women with migraines appear to be built differently from those of their male counterparts. David Borsook, HMS associate professor of anaesthesia and Nasim Maleki, HMS instructor in anaesthesia, both of Boston Children’s Hospital, led the study.

August 13, 2012

More than 2,000 hospitals — including some nationally recognized ones — will be penalized by the government starting in October because many of their patients are readmitted soon after discharge, new records show. Kenneth Sands, HMS associate professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is quoted.

August 13, 2012

Over the past decade, a linguistic trickle swelled into a flood of buzzwords tagged with the curiously resonant suffix "ome." Today, hundreds of "omic" terms have worked their way into the lexicon, coined mostly by scientists intent on creating new sub-specialties. Robert C. Green, HMS lecturer on medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Alexa McCray, associate director of the Countway Library of Medicine; and Isaac Kohane, director of the Countway Library of Medicine at HMS, are quoted. 

August 13, 2012

Results of medical tests done just before patients leave the hospital often go unread and are not acted upon, posing health risks to a significant number of patients, Australian researchers have found. Gordon Schiff, HMS associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is quoted.

August 13, 2012

In his latest New Yorker essay, Atul Gawande, HMS professor of surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, asks if health care can manage to combine quality control, cost control, and innovation as restaurant chains have done.

August 13, 2012

Laws strictly curbing school sales of junk food and sweetened drinks may play a role in slowing childhood obesity, according to a study that seems to offer the first evidence such efforts could pay off. David Ludwig, HMS professor of pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, is quoted.

August 13, 2012

The Advertising Council wants to encourage children to brush their teeth -- by giving them something to watch while they do it. Dolrudee Jumlongras, instructor in developmental biology at HSDM and Jay A. Winsten, associate dean for health communication at HSPH, are quoted.

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