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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
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.

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.

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.

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.

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