In the News

Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
May 2, 2012

The new accountable care organization model faces conflicting dangers: either it won't be strong enough to upend entrenched incentives or it will be so successful it will prove too politically disruptive to survive. Michael Chernew, HMS professor of health care policy, is quoted.

May 2, 2012

Scientists have caught tiny amounts of a strangely shaped protein — a relative of a well-known suspect in Alzheimer’s disease — spreading destruction throughout the brains of mice. If a similar process happens in the human brain, it could help explain how Alzheimer’s starts, and even suggest new ways to stop the dangerous molecule’s spread. Rudy Tanzi, the Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy Professor of Neurology
at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

May 1, 2012

Kiran Gupta, HMS clinical fellow in medicine, writes about her experiences as a resident in the Department of Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital.

May 1, 2012

Dr. C. Miller Fisher, HMS professor of neurology, emeritus, at Massachusetts General Hospital, whose pioneering discoveries in the causes and treatment of strokes created the basis for modern stroke treatments and saved countless lives, died April 14 at the age of 98.

May 1, 2012

A new study has found that fewer than 1 in 5 Hubway bike-sharers are using helments, compared with more than half of those who ride their own bikes throughout thecity. Christopher Fischer, HMS instructor in medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is one of the authors of the study.

May 1, 2012

Byron Good, HMS professor of medical anthropology and Mary-Jo Good, HMS professor of social medicine from the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, are researching innovative strategies for providing mental health care in areas of high trauma in the developing world.

April 30, 2012

Electronic health records are increasingly being used in hospitals and doctors’ offices but how are they doing? Ashish Jha, associate professor of health policy at Harvard School of Public Health; David Blumenthal, the Samuel O. Thier Professor of Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital; Danny McCormick, HMS assistant professor of medicine at Cambridge Health Alliance and Stephen Soumerai, HMS professor of population medicine, are quoted.

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.

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