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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
April 29, 2012

Several top national experts featured on HBO's The Weight of the Nation talk about genetics and the environment's effect on obesity. David Altshuler, HMS professor of genetics at Massachusetts General Hospital, was one of the experts who was interviewed.

April 28, 2012

An advisory council is encouraging Harvard faculty to submit their work to “open access’’ online journals that are available for free. Clifford Saper, head of the Department of Neurology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is quoted.

April 28, 2012

Studies show that prescription errors are much less likely if a doctor clicks to select medications from an onscreen list and sends the prescription data via computer to the pharmacy rather than handwriting the prescription. David W. Bates, HMS professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is quoted.

April 26, 2012

Sweet and refreshing, berries are thought of as a summer treat, but new evidence suggests that these fruits eaten regularly may also help preserve brain function. Clifford Saper, HMS professor of neurology, is quoted.

April 26, 2012

A recent Harvard study does suggest that people who get a good night’s rest find it easier to resist overeating — especially when it comes to gorging on high-calorie foods like ice cream, cheeseburgers or French fries.  HMS assistant professor of psychology William Killgore is quoted.

April 26, 2012

Two years ago, Harvard Medical School received an anonymous $30 million donation to study and improve primary care. Harvard Medical School dean Dr. Jeffrey Flier and Center for Primary Care director Dr. Russell Phillips tell Emily why primary care in the US is in a “crisis.”

April 23, 2012

A new documentary on HBO offers some insight into the obesity epidemic in the country, particularly with America's children. Elsie Taveras, HMS assistant professor of population medicine and Greg Lewis, HMS assistant professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, are both featured in the four-part series.

April 23, 2012

Scientists may have identified the cause of “brain freeze” as a change in the brain's blood flow associated with consuming cold drinks or desserts. Jorge Serrador, HMS instructor in neurology at Brigham and Women's Hospital, led the study.

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