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February 24, 2014

According to a new study, being married may be good for your blood pressure. Finnian R. McCausland, instructor in medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is an author of the study.

February 24, 2014

Women with certain genetic mutations that greatly raise their risk of breast and ovarian cancer can cut the risk by as much as 80 percent if they get their ovaries removed by age 35, a new study suggests. Ursula Matulonis, associate professor of medicine at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Don Dizon, instructor in medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, are quoted.

February 24, 2014

Suzanne Koven, assistant professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, authored this piece about the computer’s role in medicine. She references interviews with Tom Delbanco, the Richard A. and Florence Koplow-James L. Tullis Professor of General Medicine and Primary Care at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; John Halamka, chief information officer at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and HMS professor of medicine; and David Blumenthal, the Samuel O. Thier Professor of Medicine Emeritus, about this issue.

February 24, 2014

Seniors who take drugs to lower their blood pressure may be more likely to fall and end up with a broken hip or head injury, researchers report. Sarah Berry, assistant professor of medicine at Hebrew SeniorLife, is the co-author of an accompanying journal editorial.

February 24, 2014

Nancy Oriol, dean for students at HMS and associate professor of anaesthesia at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is featured for her work on breaking down boundaries between patients and medical care.

February 24, 2014

Parents do a lot more than make sure a child has food and shelter, researchers say. They play a critical role in brain development. Charles Nelson, professor of pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, was a guest on NPR’s Morning Edition.

February 24, 2014

It's a common scenario: You have an odd pain for weeks or are feeling too tired lately. So you head to a doctor, who may run a test or two. But no clear cause for the symptom shows up. Arthur Barsky, professor of psychiatry at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is quoted.

February 24, 2014

Aspirin, a medicine cabinet staple for fighting heart attacks and headaches, is also a powerful weapon against cancer, a growing body of research shows. Research by Andrew Chan, associate professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, is cited.

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