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February 20, 2013

Have we entered a period where people are screening too much for disease? The Wall Street Journal put the question to The Experts, an exclusive group of industry and thought leaders who engage in in-depth online discussions of topics. Jeffrey S. Flier, dean of the faculty of medicine at Harvard University, offered his perspective.

February 19, 2013

With little more than a week left before across-the-board federal budget cuts could go into effect, Massachusetts politicians joined scientists and the state’s top health care administrators Monday to offer a grim prognosis ofthe impact National Institutes of Health spending cuts would have on the Bay State, and Boston in particular. Gary Gottlieb, HMS professor of psychiatry at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Robert Kingston, HMS professor of genetics at Massachusetts General Hospital, are quoted.

 

February 19, 2013

About one-third of chemotherapies are used to fight cancers that drug regulators never approved them to treat, says a new study. Nancy Keating, HMS associate professor of health care policy, is quoted.

February 18, 2013

A new, preliminary study suggests that developing females are much better able than males to fight off genetic pressure to develop symptoms of autism. Elise Robinson, HMS instructor in medicine at MassachusettsGeneral Hospital, is the lead author. Andrew Zimmerman, HMS associate professor of neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital, is also quoted.

 

February 18, 2013

It was her own experience with debilitating side effects after cancer treatment that led Dr. Julie Silver to realize that there is a huge gap in care that keeps cancer patients from getting the rehabilitation servicesthat could help them. Silver is an HMS assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.

February 18, 2013

Jeffrey S. Flier, dean of the faculty of medicine at Harvard University, co-authored this opinion piece in collaboration with Clayton M. Christensen, professor of business administration at Harvard Business School, and Vineeta Vijayaraghavan, senior research fellow at Innosight Institute.

February 18, 2013

When it comes to diagnosing illness, doctors may turn a deaf ear to some of the most critical information: what the patient has to say. Leana Wen, HMS clinical fellow in medicine and Joshua Kosowsky, HMS assistant professor of medicine, both emergency physicians at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, co-authored the new book, “When Doctors Don't Listen: How to Avoid Misdiagnoses and Unnecessary Tests.”

February 18, 2013

As many as 70 percent of families with chronically ill kids use alternative therapies, according to a new study — and many of them don’t talk about these treatments with their doctors. Helene Langevin, director ofthe Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at HMS and Brigham and Women's Hospital, is quoted.

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