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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
April 19, 2012

Continuing coverage of the New England Primate Research Center.

April 19, 2012

For nearly a century, the third year of medical school has been a pivotal point in training, a crucial step in the development of professional skills and attitudes toward patients. Recently, however, the tradition of monthlong “rotations” – has come under fire. The Harvard Medical School-Cambridge Integrated Clerkship at Cambridge Health Alliance is highlighted as an innovative third-year program. David Hirsh, HMS assistant professor of medicine at Cambridge Health Alliance and director and co-founder of the innovative program, is quoted.

April 18, 2012

A team led by researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital have devised a new, less-invasive technique that could one day be used to diagnose brain cancer and monitor a tumor’s response to treatment, without surgery. Anna Krichevsky, HMS assistant professor of neurology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, was the leader of the study.

April 18, 2012

Seven Massachusetts hospitals plan to offer patients harmed by medical errors a prompt apology and financial settlements before they resort to lawsuits, part of a major new initiative to improve the state’s cumbersome medical malpractice system. Kenneth Sands, HMS associate professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is quoted.

April 18, 2012

Warren Buffett’s revelation that his prostate cancer was diagnosed with the help of a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test threatens to reignite controversy that the medical community hoped had been settled last year over the usefulness of the test. Michael Barry, HMS clinical professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

April 18, 2012

What's the best way to recover from an illness or injury or surgery? Julie Silver, HMS assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, helps dispel 11 myths about healing.

April 17, 2012

When Medicare stops paying for seniors' medications after they enter the Part D "donut hole," the seniors often go without the drugs, even if the medications are essential for heart health, new research shows. Jennifer Polinski, HMS instructor in medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is the author of the study.

April 17, 2012

Continuing coverage of a new study by researchers who found that disrupted sleep could increase the risk of diabetes and obesity. Orfeu Buxton, HMS assistant professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, led the research. Russell Sanna, executive director of the Division of Sleep Medicine at HMS, is also quoted.

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