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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
May 9, 2012

A mysterious and sometimes deadly type of heart failure that can strike otherwise healthy, expectant mothers late in pregnancy and leave them sick for life at last can be traced to faulty blood vessels in the heart, researchers reported. Zoltan Arany, HMS assistant professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is the senior author. Research by S. Ananth Karumanchi, HMS associate professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is also highlighted.

May 8, 2012

Three Boston organizations, including Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Joslin Diabetes Center, will receive $11.6 million from the federal government to expand programs focused on keeping sick seniors out of the hospital, improving the health of children with asthma, and connecting people who are homeless with better medical care. Kenneth Sands, HMS associate professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is quoted.

May 8, 2012

Nancy Rappaport, HMS assistant professor of psychiatry at Cambridge Health Alliance, wrote about the experience of losing a family member to suicide. 

May 8, 2012

Fruits and vegetables high in a flavanoid known as rutin, may actually prevent life-threatening blood clots. Robert Flaumenhaft, HMS associate professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is the senior author.

May 8, 2012

Pieter Cohen, HMS assistant professor of medicine at Cambridge Health Alliance, published a research letter calling on the FDA to pull DMAA-containing supplements from shelves, citing possible health risks from case reports that include panic attacks, seizures, heart attacks, stroke, and deaths in those who took high amounts.

May 8, 2012

Harvard researchers reported that four out of every five children hospitalized in the U.S. are treated with drugs that have never been tested in children and are FDA-approved only for adults. Florence Bourgeois, HMS assistant professor of pediatrics at Children’s Hospital Boston, is the author of the study.

May 7, 2012

A recent essay on the plight of lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) trainees and physicians was written by Mark Schuster, the William Berenberg Professor of Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital Boston, and describes his view of the plight of LGBT and other minority medical students when he was a student. He acknowledges that the medical landscape has largely changed, though he says minorities still don't generally feel comfortable in medicine.

May 7, 2012

Researchers are taking middle-age memory lapses more seriously. The good news is that they have found that memory often bounces back in post-menopausal women. Karen J. Carlson, HMS associate professor of medicine; Hadine Joffe, HMS associate professor of psychiatry; and Anne Louise Oaklander, HMS associate professor of neurology, all at Massachusetts General Hospital, are quoted.

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