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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
November 14, 2013

Judith Palfrey, the T. Berry Brazelton Professor of Pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, joined a Huffington Post Live Chat to talk about children and gun accidents.

November 14, 2013

Matt Gillman, HMS professor of population medicine at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, spoke with CBS Boston about the importance of early obesity prevention.

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 13, 2013

A third of all adult Americans could be prescribed cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, under new medical guidelines issued yesterday. Deepak L. Bhatt, HMS professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is quoted.

November 13, 2013

More than half of people hospitalized for medical reasons are given highly addictive prescription painkillers, often in large doses, according to a new study. Shoshana Herzig, HMS instructor in medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is the lead author. Research by David Bates, HMS professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is cited. Ashish Jha, HMS associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Kevin Hill, HMS assistant professor of psychiatry at McLean Hospital, are also quoted.

November 13, 2013

John D. Abramson, HMS lecturer on health care policy, co-authored this opinion piece about the new cholesterol guidelines released by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology this week.

November 12, 2013

Paul Farmer, the Kolokotrones University Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine and chair of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at HMS, participated in a Q&A with Melinda Gates about the best ways to improve health all over the world.

November 12, 2013

The article profiles Kevin Tabb, chief executive officer of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and HMS professor of medicine, and what he has accomplished since arriving two years ago.

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