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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
July 17, 2012

Massachusetts General Hospital earned the top spot in US News and World Report’s annual “Best Hospitals” rankings for the first time in the survey’s 23-year history, the media group announced. Brigham and Women’s Hospital ranked ninth in the magazine’s honor roll. Peter Slavin, president of Massachusetts General Hospital and HMS professor of health care policy, is quoted.

July 17, 2012

Massachusetts General Hospital has moved into the No. 1 spot on the U.S. News & World Report list of Best Hospitals in America.

July 16, 2012

What do heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer's, stroke and cancer have in common? Scientists have linked each of these to a condition known as chronic inflammation, and they are studying how high-fat foods and excess body weight may increase the risk for fatal disorders. Peter Libby, the Mallinckrodt Professor of Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Christopher Cannon, HMS professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, are quoted.

July 16, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration approved Monday the first pill aimed at preventing HIV infections in healthy people who risk contracting the disease through unsafe sex. Kenneth Mayer, HMS visiting professor of medicine at the Fenway Community Health Center, is quoted.

July 16, 2012

For many teen girls, an overly large cup size may not be such a good thing, with many reporting serious discomfort both physically and emotionally because of their large breasts and, for some, these issues are troubling enough for them to seek breast-reduction surgery, according to a new study. Brian Labow, HMS assistant professor of surgery at Boston Children’s Hospital, is the lead author of the study.

July 15, 2012

Compassionate care is the focus of the Schwartz Center Rounds, which are designed to improve the patient-caregiver relationship. Beth Lown, HMS associate professor of medicine at Mt. Auburn Hospital; Helen Riess, HMS associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital; and Jo Shapiro, HMS associate professor of otology and laryngology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, are
quoted.

July 15, 2012

Sharon Inouye, HMS professor of medicine at Hebrew SeniorLife, participated in a Q&A about delirium in older surgery patients.

July 15, 2012

Bradley T. Hyman, the John B. Penney, Jr. Professor of Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital,received the Henry Wisniewski Lifetime Achievement Award at an Alzheimer’s Association conference in Vancouver, Canada on Sunday.

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