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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
April 11, 2012

David M. Eisenberg, the Bernard Osher Distinguished Associate Professor of Medicine and founder of Healthy Kitchens/Healthy Lives, is profiled.

April 11, 2012

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, and John Gershman, authored this opinion piece about President Obama’s choice of Jim Yong Kim to be president of the World Bank. Kim is former chair of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at HMS.

April 10, 2012

Frequent dental X-rays are associated with an increased risk of developing the most common, noncancerous brain tumors, according to a new study, a finding that researchers say should serve as a reminder that even dental X-rays may be harmful if ordered too often. Elizabeth Claus, HMS instructor in surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is the lead author of the study. William Curry, HMS assistant professor of surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, is also quoted.

April 10, 2012

Obese Americans can still lose weight the old-fashioned way, according to researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Jacinda M. Nicklas, HMS research fellow in medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is the lead author of the study.

April 10, 2012

Massachusetts General Hospital has opened the Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation. The museum opens to the public on April 17th.

April 9, 2012

A new drug called Amyvid may help doctors give patients suffering from Alzheimer’s-like symptoms some clarity they desperately want: a conclusive diagnosis. Clifford Saper, chairman of the Department of Neurology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is quoted.

April 9, 2012

Martha Herbert, HMS assistant professor of neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital, was recently a guest on Fox 25 news to discuss her new book, "The Autism Revolution: Whole-Body Strategies for Making Life All It Can Be."

April 6, 2012

Both good habits and bad can spread like the flu through the circle of your closest connections, and research suggests this network could be the single biggest predictor of your overall state of health. A 2007 study by Nicholas Christakis, HMS professor of healthcare policy (medical sociology) in the Department of Health Care Policy and professor of sociology at FAS, is highlighted.

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