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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
April 30, 2012

Should women in their 40s routinely get mammograms to detect breast cancer? Two recent studies aim to help resolve that question, which is one of the most intense debates in women's health. Daniel Kopans, HMS professor of radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

April 30, 2012

Howard Green, the George Higginson Professor of Cell Biology at HMS, explains his work cultivating skin grafts that will net him a shared March of Dimes award today.

April 29, 2012

It’s not often that voters face a moral question like the one expected on November’s ballot: Should terminally ill patients have the right to get a fatal prescription? It’s up to the people of Massachusetts. Elizabeth Lamont, HMS associate professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and Marcia Angell, HMS senior lecturer on social medicine, are quoted.

April 29, 2012

Several top national experts featured on HBO's The Weight of the Nation talk about genetics and the environment's effect on obesity. David Altshuler, HMS professor of genetics at Massachusetts General Hospital, was one of the experts who was interviewed.

April 28, 2012

An advisory council is encouraging Harvard faculty to submit their work to “open access’’ online journals that are available for free. Clifford Saper, head of the Department of Neurology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is quoted.

April 28, 2012

Studies show that prescription errors are much less likely if a doctor clicks to select medications from an onscreen list and sends the prescription data via computer to the pharmacy rather than handwriting the prescription. David W. Bates, HMS professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is quoted.

April 26, 2012

Sweet and refreshing, berries are thought of as a summer treat, but new evidence suggests that these fruits eaten regularly may also help preserve brain function. Clifford Saper, HMS professor of neurology, is quoted.

April 26, 2012

A recent Harvard study does suggest that people who get a good night’s rest find it easier to resist overeating — especially when it comes to gorging on high-calorie foods like ice cream, cheeseburgers or French fries.  HMS assistant professor of psychology William Killgore is quoted.

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