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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
May 29, 2013

David Himmelstein and Steffie Woolhandler are professors at the City University School of Public Health at Hunter College and visiting professors at HMS. In The New York Times’ Room for Debate, they discuss the Affordable Care Act.

May 29, 2013

Cambridge Health Alliance officials said Wednesday they will not shrink services to children and teens with acute mental illness this year, as they had planned.

May 29, 2013

Using antibacterial soap and ointments to treat all patients in an intensive care unit — not just those who test positive for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA — reduced presence of the antibiotic-resistant superbug by 37% and blood-borne infections in general by 44%, researchers said. A commentary co-written by Richard Platt, chair of the Department of Population Medicine at HMS, is cited.

May 29, 2013

Further coverage of the new book “Brotherhood: Dharma, Destiny and the American Dream,” written by Sanjiv Chopra, faculty dean for continuing education at HMS andprofessor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and his brother, Deepak.

May 29, 2013

Immigrants have contributed billions of dollars more to Medicare in recent years than the program has paid out on their behalf, according to a new study, a pattern that goes against the notion that immigrants are a drain on federal health care spending. Leah Zallman, HMS instructor in medicine at Cambridge Health Alliance, is the lead author of the study.

May 28, 2013

For 18 consecutive years, Boston has led the nation among all U.S. cities in the amount of funding from the NIH. Money for biomedical research here last year reached a near record. But the federal sequester calls for cutting the NIH budget by 5 percent, and more over the coming decade. Chuck Stiles, HMS professor of neurobiology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, is quoted.

May 28, 2013

With drug-resistant superbugs on the rise, according to a recent report by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and with hospital-acquired infections costing $30 billion and leading to nearly 100,000 patient deaths a year, hospitals are willing to try almost anything to reduce the risk of transmission. Mark Aronson, HMS professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is quoted.

May 27, 2013

Legalizing marijuana may have unintended consequences. Since medical marijuana was legalized in Colorado, more than a dozen young children have been unintentionally poisoned with the drug, researchers report. Sharon Levy, HMS assistant professor of pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, wrote an accompanying journal editorial.



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