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February 4, 2014

Trials found patients are happier and have better medical outcomes when they can see everything in their own medical records. Tom Delbanco, the Richard A. and Florence Koplow-James L. Tullis Professor of General Medicine and Primary Care at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is one of the founders of OpenNotes.

February 4, 2014

Joseph Shrand, instructor in psychiatry at VA Boston Healthcare, is quoted in this piece about addiction and Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death.

February 4, 2014

A downward trend in antibiotic use among children may have leveled off in certain areas of the United States, a new study shows. Louise Elaine Vaz, clinical fellow in pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, is one of the leaders of the study. Ateev Mehrotra, associate professor of health care policy, authored a commentary accompanying the study.

February 4, 2014

HMS student Nathaniel P. Morris authored this piece about Vivek Murthy, the Obama administration’s nominee for surgeon general who had a Senate confirmation hearing yesterday. Murthy is an instructor in medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

February 4, 2014

Yet another study finds that eating a Mediterranean-style diet rich in fish, nuts, vegetables and fruits is good for your heart, your weight and your overall health. Stefanos Kales, associate professor of medicine at Cambridge Health Alliance, is one of the authors.

February 4, 2014

Medical researchers around the world are embracing genetic-sequencing technologies to better prevent and treat diseases. Among the most eager are scientists in Saudi Arabia. Robert Green, associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is quoted.

February 4, 2014

Many readmissions for chest pain after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) might not really be necessary, a new study suggests. Jason Wasfy, instructor in medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, led the research.

February 4, 2014

Hockey players who sustained concussions during a recent season experienced acute microstructural changes in their brains, according to a series of new studies. Martha Shenton, professor of psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, was one of the study collaborators.

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