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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
June 21, 2012

The first total artificial heart implant in New England was performed last February at Brigham and Women’s Hospital on a 66-year-old retired high school teacher and track and field coach from the South Shore, who was diagnosed last year with a rapidly deteriorating condition that would have caused total heart failure.

June 21, 2012

Mark Boguksi, HMS associate professor of pathology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the Center for Biomedical Informatics, spoke at a recent conference about his view that the time of the $1000 genome is over because it is reducing clinical credibility.

June 20, 2012

The Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary will unveil a bold proposal next week that would reshape a twisting section of Storrow Drive and create three acres of new parkland on what are now parking lots.

June 20, 2012

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and seven biopharmaceutical companies have announced the  formation of the Massachusetts Neuroscience Consortium. Jeffrey Flier, dean of the faculty of medicine at HMS, spoke at the press conference.

June 20, 2012

Walter Willett, chair of the Department of Nutrition at HSPH and HMS professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, suggested to his neighbor, the mayor of Cambridge, that she consider restrictions on supersized sodas and sugary beverages like those recently proposed in New York City to combat obesity, which inspired Mayor Henrietta Davis to propose that her city study the issue.

June 20, 2012

Half of public employers and about one-third of private companies now offer plans that limit their workers’ access to expensive hospitals and doctors, but many are confused about how these plans work, according to a survey and focus groups commissioned by Boston Children’s Hospital.

June 19, 2012

Oklahoma State and Harvard Medical School are new to the most popular medical schools list —those that enrolled the highest percentages of accepted students.

June 19, 2012

Many doctors-in-training have gone to work with flu symptoms, ignoring the risks of passing on bugs to vulnerable patients, a new survey shows. Anupam Jena, a senior resident at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, is quoted.

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