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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
May 24, 2012

Donald Berwick, HMS lecturer on health care policy, spoke at last week’s HMS Class Day about the experience of being a physician.

May 24, 2012

(Newly available without subscription) God took Dallas Wiens’s face from him on a clear November morning four years ago. In 2010, surgeons gave him a new one. E. J. Caterson, Elof Eriksson, Francis Moore, Joseph Murray and Bohdan Pomahac of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital are quoted, as is Matthew Jackson of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.

May 23, 2012

Malpractice claims against U.S. doctors are often dismissed, and when they go to trial, the verdict is usually in the doctor's favor, according to a new study. But even when a case is dismissed, the road is typically long for both doctors and the patients suing, researchers said. Anupam B. Jena of the Massachusetts General Hospital is quoted.

May 23, 2012

A fatty diet that helps control epileptic seizures may do so by triggering a chemical change in the brain, a discovery that could lead to new treatments, according to an HMS study. HMS professor of neurology Gary Yellen and HMS assistant professor of cell biology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Nika Danial are quoted. Harvard Catalyst is mentioned.

May 23, 2012

Physicians who use social networks to share clinical experiences risk violating patient privacy. A niche industry of private social network providers has cropped up to address the desire to communicate. Bradley Crotty, HMS instructor and chief medical resident at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is quoted.

May 23, 2012

HSDM has been chosen by the National Institutes of Health as one of 11 schools to create training material for diagnosing and treating pain.

May 22, 2012

Researchers from HMS and Oxford University report that obesity is just as common among the homeless as it is among the general population. Katherine Koh, a student at HMS, is the lead author of the study.

May 21, 2012

The number of teens in the U.S. with diabetes or prediabetes has skyrocketed in the last decade, jumping from 9 to 23 percent, new data finds. Lori Laffel, HMS associate professor of pediatrics at Joslin Diabetes Center, is quoted.

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