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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
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 22, 2014

How often, and how well, do you remember your dreams? Some people seem to be super-dreamers, able to recall effortlessly their dreams in vivid detail almost every day. Others struggle to remember even a vague fragment or two. Robert Stickgold, associate professor of psychiatry at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Deirdre Barrett, assistant clinical professor of psychology at Cambridge Health Alliance, are quoted.

February 21, 2014

Even a little walking each week appears to lower the risk of hip fractures in men over 50, a new long-term study suggests. Diane Feskanich, assistant professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is the study author.

February 21, 2014

Getting into a new routine after competing in the Olympics can be difficult for many athletes, according to experts. Jeff Brown, assistant clinical professor of psychology, is quoted.

February 21, 2014

High-profile schemes to defraud the elderly of their lifetime savings have headlined top newspapers and tabloids alike. As crime rates -- and vulnerable populations -- increase, the scientific and legal communities must pool our ever-increasing knowledge and resources to protect elderly family members. The article was co-written by Bruce Price, associate professor of neurology at McLean Hospital and Judith Edersheim, assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital.

February 20, 2014

Researchers are continuing to try to untangle the basic science behind the process of regenerating hair cells -- delicate cells that are located deep in the inner ear and sense sound. Research by Albert Edge, associate professor of otology and laryngology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, is highlighted.

February 20, 2014

With the steep rise in prescription narcotics and deaths from unintentional overdose of these drugs, an HMS study found a wide-scale problem that could be contributing to the dangerous trend: One in three Medicare patients who fill prescriptions for narcotics like opioids get them from multiple doctors who were unaware that their patients were already prescribed these drugs. Anupam Jena, assistant professor of health care policy, is the author of the study.

February 20, 2014

Older men considering taking testosterone for low libido, fatigue, irritability or muscle loss should be made aware of the heart-related risks of testosterone therapy, according to a statement from the Endocrine Society. Shalender Bhasin, lecturer on medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is a coauthor of the statement.

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