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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
October 20, 2012

A new book suggests that some traits of psychopaths, such as being action-oriented, can be beneficial for a career. Ronald Schouten, HMS associate professor of psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, who co-authored a book released earlier this year called Almost a Psychopath, is quoted.

October 19, 2012

A large federal study of whether diet and weight loss can prevent heart attacks and strokes in overweight and obese people with Type 2 diabetes has ended two years ahead of schedule because the intensive program did not help. David Nathan, HMS professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

October 19, 2012

A panel discussion focused on Question 2, the measure on the state ballot that would allow terminally ill patients to ask a doctor to prescribe them life-ending drugs, organized by HMS students Ravi Parikh and Grant Smith, is featured. Dan Brock, the Frances Glessner Lee Professor of Legal Medicine, is also quoted.

October 19, 2012

Expanding ties between the state’s two largest medical care providers, fast-growing Steward Health Care System has struck a deal with Partners HealthCare System to send its most severely injured patients from emergency rooms at Steward’s 10 community hospitals to Partners-owned Massachusetts General and Brigham and Women’s hospitals in Boston. Ann Prestipino, HMS teaching associate in anaesthesia at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

October 19, 2012

Three studies set to explore the use of experimental drugs that may become the first to change the course of Alzheimer’s disease aren’t looking to cure the illness. Their goal is to prevent it altogether. Reisa Sperling, HMS professor of neurology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, will lead one of the trials.

October 18, 2012

Edward Lowenstein, the Henry Isaiah Dorr Distinguished Professor of Research and Teaching in Anaesthetics and Anaesthesia at Massachusetts General Hospital, was a guest on NPR’s On Point with Tom Ashbrook to discuss the Massachusetts ballot question about assisted suicide.

October 18, 2012

The effort to develop a blood test to reveal a woman's risk for breast cancer may be one step closer to fruition, but is still far from becoming a reality, according to a new study. Xuehong Zhang, HMS instructor in medicine at Brigham andWomen’s Hospital, is the lead author.

October 18, 2012

Daniel B. Kopans, HMS professor of radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, authored a letter to the editor in response to an earlier article in the newspaper about digital breast tomosynthesis.

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