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April 15, 2013

Last fall, a consensus panel convened by the American Diabetes Association and the American Geriatrics Society warned that while doctors know how to help middle-aged patients prevent and manage diabetes, far less is known about managing older adults. Medha Munshi, HMS assistant professor of medicine at Joslin Diabetes Center, is quoted.

April 14, 2013

Erin Evans, HMS research fellow in medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is testing an experimental light for the International Space Station.

April 14, 2013

According to researchers, mindfulness meditation, and learning to quiet the mind and get rid of negative thoughts can reduce stress and improve your health. David Vago, HMS instructor in psychiatry at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is quoted.

April 14, 2013

Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital have made functioning rat kidneys in the laboratory, a bioengineering achievement that may one day lead to the ability to create replacement organs for people with kidney disease. Harald C. Ott, HMS instructor in surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, is the senior author of the paper.

April 13, 2013

As you stretch into warrior pose and inhale and exhale, you're not just stretching those hamstrings and lungs; you're also doing good for your brain with a practice that can stave off or relieve problems such as stress, depression and anxiety. Sat Bir Khalsa, HMS assistant professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is quoted.

April 12, 2013

Anyone in the United States who wants to know if she has mutations in two breast cancer genes has little choice of where to be tested. One company alone has patents on the genes, and that company pretty much controls the market. Heidi Rehm, HMS assistant professor of pathology at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is quoted.

April 11, 2013

The US Food and Drug Administration issued a harsh warning on Thursday against energy drinks and supplements containing dimethylamylamine (DMAA) telling consumers to stay away from it while adding that the agency was “using all available tools at its disposal” to ensure that it’s no longer sold on the marketplace. Pieter Cohen, HMS assistant professor of medicine at Cambridge Health Alliance, is quoted.

April 11, 2013

In an era of massive consolidation in the healthcare industry, two major teaching hospitals, including Harvard-affiliated Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and several large physicians organizations expressed interest in merging, according to a memo obtained by The Boston Globe last week.

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