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July 11, 2013

Mythmaking can have beneficial effects. Research by Ted Kaptchuk, HMS associate professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Herbert Benson, HMS professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, is cited.

July 11, 2013

HMS will cut 31 custodial contract jobs. The cuts, which will take effect on August 17, stem from the cancellation of the Medical School’s approximately six-and-a-half-year-old contract with American Cleaning Company, Inc., a Brighton-based subcontractor that services the Medical School.

July 11, 2013

A new class of cholesterol-fighting drugs could be coming to patients in the not-so-distant future, and experts say they could be a real game-changer in Americans' battle to lower artery-clogging LDL, or "bad," cholesterol. Elliott Antman, HMS associate dean for clinical and translational research and professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is quoted.

July 10, 2013

In the latest study investigating the side effects of statins, researchers report that the best-selling drugs are relatively safe. Huseyin Naci, HMS visiting fellow in population medicine, is the lead author of the study. Research by Paul Ridker, the Eugene Braunwald Professor of Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is also cited.

July 10, 2013

Starting as soon as next month, patients who arrive with a traumatic brain injury to emergency departments at Massachusetts General Hospital or Boston Medical Center could be enrolled in a medical study, possibly without their consent. Elizabeth Hohmann, HMS associate professor of medicine and Eric Rosenthal, HMS instructor in neurology, both of Massachusetts General Hospital, are quoted.

July 10, 2013

Can belief in God predict how someone responds to mental health treatment? A recent study suggests it might. David H. Rosmarin, HMS instructor in psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at McLean Hospital, is the lead author of the study.

July 10, 2013

Rafael Campo, HMS associate professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, just won a major international prize. It wasn’t for his excellence in internal medicine, or his decades of teaching, or his scholarship. It was for a poem.

July 9, 2013

In an effort to collaborate around healthcare innovation, Harvard’s prestigious Business and Medical Schools formed a joint initiative last year called the Forum on Healthcare Innovation. Last fall they held their first conference and earlier today they released a 26-page report with excerpts and findings from that conference. The writer mentions Jeffrey S. Flier, dean of the faculty of medicine at Harvard University; Eric S. Lander, HMS professor of systems biology and the founding director of the Eli and Edythe Broad Institute of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University; and Don Berwick, HMS lecturer on health care policy, in his top 10 quotes about the report.

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