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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
June 6, 2012

The severe shortage of viable organs for transplantation in the U.S. has led a transplant surgeon to propose harvesting kidneys from people who are not dead yet. Robert Truog, HMS professor of anaesthesia (pediatrics) at Boston Children’s Hospital, is quoted.

June 5, 2012

Many cancer patients have learned that most doctors outside the oncology community never learned about the impact cancer treatment may have on the longer lifespan they fought to achieve. Larissa Nekhlyudov, HMS associate professor of population medicine, is the lead author of the study.

June 5, 2012

Nathaniel Asselin’s battle with body dysmorphic disorder ended when he took his life. His father walks on in his memory — and to raise awareness of the rare condition. A talk given by Michael Jenike, HMS professor of psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, is mentioned.

June 5, 2012

Advances in understanding cancer at the molecular level mean doctors can better select the drugs that will most help individual patients. Acompany in Cambridge, MA, that was co-founded by geneticists from HMS, is mentioned.

June 5, 2012

In a large national study, researchers found that more than half the older adults who died had gone to an emergency room during the last month of their lives, and the E.R. visit had led most of them straight to a hospital bed.

June 5, 2012

In a new study of U.S. preteen and teen girls, daily exercise was strongly linked to weight and obesity in white girls but not black girls. Alison Field, HMS associate professor of pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, is quoted.

June 4, 2012

After a decade of stalled progress, a flurry of new studies is sparking hope in the fight against the deadly skin cancer melanoma. Studies by Keith T. Flaherty, HMS associate professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital; F. Stephen Hodi, HMS associate professor of medicine at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; and David McDermott, director of the biologic therapy program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, are featured.

June 4, 2012

Some obese people may improve their health by donating blood, a preliminary study from Germany suggests. Pieter Cohen, HMS assistant professor of medicine at Cambridge Health Alliance, is quoted.

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