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June 27, 2013

For several years now, health care experts have been issuing warnings about an impending severe shortfall of primary care physicians. Policy makers have suggested that nurse practitioners, nurses who have completed graduate-level studies and up to 700 additional hours of supervised clinical work, could fill the gap. Karen Donelan, HMS assistant professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, is the author of a new study.

June 27, 2013

Young men are more likely to die of the skin cancer melanoma than young women, regardless of the severity of the tumor, a new study found. David Fisher, the Edward Wigglesworth Professor of Dermatology at Massachusetts General Hospital, is one of the editorial authors.

June 27, 2013

Lee M. Kaplan, HMS associate professor of medicine and director of the Obesity, Metabolism and Nutrition Institute at Massachusetts General Hospital, authored this article about obesity.

June 26, 2013

Encouraging kids to join athletic teams once seemed like a forgone conclusion. But following former Patriots linebacker Junior Seau’s suicide and the NFL’s $100 million grant to Harvard and its affiliated hospitals to study repeated brain trauma and other chronic injuries in former NFL players, many parents are now raising concerns over the risks for young athletes. Michael O’Brien, HMS clinical instructor in orthopedic surgery at Boston Children’s Hospital and Richard Ginsburg, HMS assistant clinical professor of psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, are quoted.

June 26, 2013

There’s a revolution occurring in cancer treatment, and it could mean the end of chemotherapy. George Demetri, HMS professor of medicine at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, is quoted.

June 25, 2013

Taking hormone replacement therapy soon after menopause starts won’t protect against memory problems or other signs of cognitive decline that occurs with aging, according to a new analysis of a landmark clinical trial at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Francine Grodstein, HMS associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, wrote an editorial that accompanied the study.

June 25, 2013

There's a flurry of research looking at whether brain scans or other tests can predict which patients suffering from depression will respond to a particular treatment. The hope is to uncover so-called biomarkers that can direct patients to the medication or therapy that will help the most. An HMS study about depression is cited.

June 25, 2013

The author spoke with Steven D. Rauch, HMS professor of otology and laryngology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary about the use of Q-tips.

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