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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
November 17, 2013

Diagnostic errors are more likely to be preventable than other medical mistakes. And now health-care providers are turning to a number of innovative strategies to fix the complex web of errors, biases and oversights that stymie the quest for the right diagnosis. A system called DXplain at Massachusetts General Hospital is mentioned. Edward Hoffer, HMS associate clinical professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

November 17, 2013

Marcia Angell, HMS senior lecturer on social medicine, participated in The New York Times’ Room for Debate about guidelines for medical treatment.

November 16, 2013

National Football League teams are racing this season to secure the title of loudest outdoor stadium in the world. But all that noise can come with a serious cost. M. Charles Liberman, the Harold F. Schuknecht Professor of Otology and Laryngology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, is quoted.

November 15, 2013

In this opinion piece, the author writes about the value of telemedicine. Ron Dixon, HMS assistant professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

November 15, 2013

A new class of cholesterol-lowering medicines may struggle to meet sales projections, as latest treatment guidelines suggest doctors should prescribe only drugs proven to help the heart. Paul Ridker, the Eugene Braunwald Professor of Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is a lead investigator of one of the trials.

November 15, 2013

Vivek Hallegere Murthy, HMS instructor in medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, will be nominated by President Obama to become the nation’s 19th surgeon general.

November 14, 2013

Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, in which doctors inject a modified version of the patient’s own blood into injured tissue sounds implausible. But credible scientists and clinicians, many from major institutions, say that it can heal a range of orthopedic injuries, which are often difficult to treat. Martha Murray, HMS associate professor of orthopedic surgery at Boston Children’s Hospital, has been studying how the treatment works in ligament injuries.

November 14, 2013

Raising the cost of high-calorie beverages by a few cents — and highlighting calorie content in places where they are sold — decreases sales, a new study shows. Jason Block, HMS assistant professor of population medicine, is the study’s lead researcher.



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