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February 20, 2014

Thomas Stossel, professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, authored this opinion piece in response to a USA TODAY editorial about doctors receiving payments from pharmaceutical companies.

February 19, 2014

The authors write that if you attend to your own well-being by taking advantage of the latest medical findings, a leap is possible into a higher state of health that can be termed radical well-being. Rudolph E. Tanzi, the Kennedy Professor of Neuroscience at HMS and Massachusetts General Hospital, is a coauthor of the article.

February 19, 2014

Catherine Steiner-Adair, research associate in psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at McLean Hospital, authored this blog post about the importance of taking a break from our digital devices to focus on spending time with one another.

February 19, 2014

Alvin F. Poussaint, faculty associate dean for student affairs and a professor of psychiatry at HMS, is mentioned in this opinion piece that explores racial bias.

February 18, 2014

A monkey controlling the hand of its unconscious cage-mate with its thoughts may sound like animal voodoo, but it is a step towards returning movement to people with spinal cord injuries. Ziv Williams, assistant professor of neurosurgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, led the study.

February 18, 2014

Researchers have discovered a pattern of proteins in women with endometriosis, a disease in which tissue that normally lines the uterus grows elsewhere in the body—for instance, on the ovaries, bladder, or bowel—often causing pain, infertility, or both. Keith Isaacson, associate professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive biology at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, and Kevin Haigis, associate professor of pathology at Massachusetts General Hospital, are quoted.

February 18, 2014

The author shares his perspective about the value of mammograms related to his wife’s breast cancer diagnosis. Daniel Kopans, professor of radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

February 17, 2014

Ever noticed while watching these Olympic Games that the curlers don’t seem to blink like regular humans? Sure they’ll flap their lids a few times when chatting between ends, but when they’re in the hack and poised to deliver a high-pressure shot, their eyes are locked in an unflinching, super-human focus. Mark Abelson, clinical professor of ophthalmology at Schepens Eye Research Institute, is quoted.

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