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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
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.

April 10, 2013

While modern medicines do help us manage pain and live with chronic illnesses, Americans are taking more prescription medication than ever before, leading medical ethicists to ask whether we are taking too many pills for our own good. Jerry Avorn, HMS professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is quoted.

April 10, 2013

When it comes to making decisions, it seems that the conscious mind is the last to know. Research by Gabriel Kreiman, HMS associate professor of ophthalmology at Boston Children’s Hospital, is cited.

April 10, 2013

Talk about clearing your head: scientists have found a way to make see-through mouse brains. Bernardo Sabatini, the Takeda Professor of Neurobiology at HMS; and R. Clay Reid, HMS professor of neurobiology and also a member of the Allen Institute of Brain Science in Seattle, are quoted.

April 9, 2013

Brigham and Women’s Hospital recently started to report medical errors to staff in drive for improvement. Allen Kachalia, HMS associate professor of medicine; Joshua Kosowsky, HMS assistant professor of medicine; Kathy Selvaggi, HMS assistant professor of medicine; and Elizabeth Nabel, HMS professor of medicine and CEO of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, are quoted.

April 9, 2013

In looking for ways to fight childhood obesity, an emerging consensus of literature points to the need to reengineer kids’ environments to change what and how they eat. A study by David Bickham, HMS instructor in pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, is cited.

April 9, 2013

The magazine offers an hour-by-hour plan to improve sleep. Matt Bianchi, HMS assistant professor of neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

April 8, 2013

A newfangled drug candidate featuring an antibody that totes a tumor-killing toxin can knock down ovarian cancer in some patients. Joyce Liu, HMS instructor in medicine at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, was the lead researcher.



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