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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
July 23, 2013

Tom Delbanco, the Richard A. and Florence Koplow-James L. Tullis Professor of General Medicine and Primary Care at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, authored this article about how the number of primary care doctors has fallen in the past few years and asks if Obamacare will change this trend.

July 23, 2013

Fall in love with your baby. Enjoy every second with the little one. Trust your own instincts when rearing your child, according to parenting experts. Judith Palfrey, the T. Berry Brazelton Professor of Pediatrics and T. Berry Brazelton, HMS clinical professor of pediatrics, emeritus, both of Boston Children’s Hospital, are quoted.

July 23, 2013

“Energy Psychology,” “Emotional Freedom Technique” or simply “tapping,” the practice uses exposure and desensitization to “defuse” painful emotions associated with trauma. By tapping a series of acupuncture points on the body, and repeating certain phrases related to the negative event in an accepting way, the emotional intensity of the bad memory deflates, the theory goes, and the grip of trauma melts away. Rick Leskowitz, HMS clinical instructor in psychiatry at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, is quoted.

July 23, 2013

Pediatric surgeons are developing a new strategy to tackle one of cardiology's most challenging congenital defects: babies born with only one heart ventricle. The doctors are enlisting the body's own regenerative powers in an effort to grow the missing ventricle or strengthen the remaining one. Sitaram Emani, HMS assistant professor of surgery, is leading the effort at Boston Children’s Hospital.

July 22, 2013

Executives at the British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline were warned nearly two years ago about critical problems with the way the company conducted research at its drug development center in China, exposing it to potential financial risk and regulatory action, an internal audit found. Eric G. Campbell, HMS professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and Jerry Avorn, HMS professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, are quoted.

July 22, 2013

Cooling patients who have suffered cardiac arrest can lessen damage to the brain; now researchers are looking for other ways to use induced hypothermia. Benjamin Scirica, HMS assistant professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is quoted.

July 20, 2013

No one yet knows how many cases of Alzheimer's can be prevented by healthier living. But without treatments to change the course of the disease, researchers believe prevention may be key to avoiding its memory and quality of life challenges. Alvaro Pascual-Leone, HMS professor of neurology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is quoted.

July 19, 2013

Jeffrey S. Flier, dean of the faculty of medicine at Harvard University, participated in a recent discussion in The Wall Street Journal’s The Experts section about whether doctors should communicate with their patients via email.



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