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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
March 25, 2013

Shortening shifts for first-year interns often doesn't cut workloads and can cause more problematic patient ‘handoffs,’ researchers say. Christopher Landrigan, HMS associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is quoted.

March 25, 2013

In a study published last week, researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health examined medical records from 50,000 women enrolled in the Nurses Health Study II and found that those who experienced the most physical, emotional, or sexual abuse as children were 60 percent more likely to have a child with autism. Andrea Roberts, research associate at HSPH, is the lead investigator.

March 25, 2013

In the last few years, medical and nursing schools have been offering sessions to help trainees learn how to convey empathy. Stephen D. Brown, HMS assistant professor of radiology; Elaine C. Meyer, HMS associate professor of psychology in the Department of Psychiatry; and David M. Browning, HMS lecturer on anaesthesia, all of Boston Children’s Hospital; and Helen Riess, HMS associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, are quoted. Author Suzanne Koven is an assistant professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital.

March 23, 2013

The New York Times published an editorial about how we need to change the way cancer care is delivered. Lowell E. Schnipper, the Theodore W. and Evelyn G. Berenson Professor of Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Deborah Schrag, HMS associate professor of medicine at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; and Jennifer S. Temel, HMS associate professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, contributed to the article.

March 23, 2013

Joan Miller, the Henry Willard Williams Professor of Ophthalmology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary was recently chosen for the Academia Ophthalmologica Internationalis (AOI), an academic association that limits active membership to just 70 individuals.

March 22, 2013

An Institute of Medicine panel on Friday panned an idea that has been raised in Congress to pay Medicare providers in some areas of the country less if their regions are heavy users of medical services. Joseph Newhouse, HMS professor of health care policy, led the panel.

March 21, 2013

Doctors need to give antibiotics to more than 12,000 people with acute respiratory infections to prevent just one of them from being hospitalized with pneumonia, according to a new study. Jeffrey Linder, HMS associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is quoted.

March 21, 2013

Eating too much salt contributed to 2.3 million heart-related deaths worldwide in 2010, and 40 percent of those deaths were premature, researchers said. Dariush Mozaffarian, HMS associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is one of the lead researchers. Saman Fahimi, a visiting scientist at HSPH, is the lead author.

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