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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
March 12, 2013

Robots are taking over operating rooms everywhere. Should you trust them? Andrew Wagner, HMS assistant professor of surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is quoted.

March 12, 2013

HMS maintained the number one position in the U.S. News’s 2014 rankings of Best Graduate Schools.

March 11, 2013

Women who take a regular dose of aspirin may get a side benefit – a reduction in their risk of melanoma, a new study suggests. Robert Stern, the Carl J. Herzog Professor of Dermatology at HMS and chair of the Department of Dermatology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is quoted.

March 11, 2013

Nursing home residents who take a class of sleep medications that includes Lunesta and Ambien may be at higher risk for hip fractures compared with those who do not take these nonbenzodiazepine hypnotic drugs, according to a Harvard Medical School study.

March 11, 2013

Close to one-quarter of colonoscopies performed on older adults in the U.S. may be uncalled for based on screening guidelines, a new study suggests. Mara Schonberg, HMS assistant professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, wrote a commentary on the study.

March 11, 2013

Two years ago today, an earthquake and tsunami triggered a meltdown at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Japan. The World Health Organization recently predicted a very small rise in cancer risk from radioactive material that was released. For the nuclear refugees, though, anxiety and depression could be the more persistent hazard. Ronald Kessler, the McNeil Family Professor of Health Care Policy, is quoted.

March 11, 2013

Boston has become a center for research into celiac disease. MGH opened a new celiac treatment and research center last month, led by Alessio Fasano, HMS visiting professor of pediatrics. Ronald Kleinman, the Charles Wilder Professor of Pediatrics at HMS and physician-in-chief at MassGeneral Hospital for Children, is also quoted.

March 11, 2013

Mark Siedner, HMS research fellow in medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, authored this opinion piece about treating patients with HIV.

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