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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
June 25, 2013

Aspirin’s benefit in thwarting colon cancer is driven by a gene mutation that makes tumor cells less sensitive to the drug’s effects, according to a study that may lead to personalized prevention strategies. Andrew Chan, HMS associate professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, is one of the authors.

June 25, 2013

Taking hormone replacement therapy soon after menopause starts won’t protect against memory problems or other signs of cognitive decline that occurs with aging, according to a new analysis of a landmark clinical trial at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Francine Grodstein, HMS associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, wrote an editorial that accompanied the study.

June 24, 2013

HMS student Nathaniel P. Morris authored this op-ed about the importance of the surgeon general’s role.

June 24, 2013

Suzanne Koven, HMS assistant professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, authored this article about when it comes time to discuss moving or making home accommodations for elderly relatives.

June 24, 2013

Dr. Robert Gabbay has been named chief medical officer at Joslin Diabetes Center. Gabbay has led various projects investigating new models in health care in Pennsylvania, where he is director of the Penn State Institute for Diabetes and Obesity.

June 24, 2013

According to Steven Schlozman, HMS assistant professor of psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, doctors in the U.S. can feel a certain hegemony and even pride in their diagnostic and technical prowess, but outside the U.S., are perceived as having forgotten how they ought to listen to their patients’ stories.

June 24, 2013

HMS Clinical Professor of Population Medicine Muriel Gillick’s blog, Life in the End Zone, is featured as a recommended blog on aging.

June 24, 2013

Knee pain is a very common problem, affecting young and old alike. Among athletes, knees take a beating, particularly in sports that involve running and twisting. Among older people, the cartilage that provides a cushion in our knees often just wears out, producing chronic stiffness and pain. Eric Berkson, HMS instructor in orthopedic surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

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