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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
June 1, 2012

A decade after women tossed out their hormone pills in disgust and prescriptions for drugs like Premarin and Prempro plummeted, the management of menopause and its related symptoms has become much more personal, with highly individualized treatment plans and more nuanced assessments of risks and benefits. JoAnn Manson, the Michael and Lee Bell Professor of Women's Health, is the lead investigator of the study.

June 1, 2012

A woman from Kingswood, Texas, could become the first person in the United States to receive transplants for both arms above the elbow. Bohdan Pomahac, HMS assistant professor of surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is quoted.

June 1, 2012

In a new study, researchers reviewed information on a host of websites run by government agencies and environmental activist groups and found that consumers who want to know which fish to eat often encounter contradictory advice. Emily Oken, HMS associate professor of population medicine, is the leader of the study.

May 31, 2012

A former research fellow at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School has been found by federal authorities to have fabricated and falsified data in a scientific manuscript that was accepted by a journal but was withdrawn before publication.

May 31, 2012

Sanjiv Chopra, HMS faculty dean for continuing education and professor of medicine, is profiled about his new book, "Leadership by Example: The Ten Key Principles of all Great Leaders" and about his role as head of the HMS CME department.

May 30, 2012

The DNA molecule serves as the code of life, but it also serves as handy building material for nanoscale structures — and newly published research shows how patterns as complex as letters, numbers and smiley faces can be created far more cheaply and quickly than previously thought. Peng Yin, HMS assistant professor of systems biology and also a core faculty member at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, led the research with Bryan Wei, a postdoctoral fellow and Mingjie Dai, a graduate student.

May 30, 2012

Mary McNaughton-Collins, HMS associate professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, was recently a guest on NPR’s Talk of the Nation to discuss the recommendation from a federal task force against routine use of the PSA test, a common method of screening for prostate cancer.

May 29, 2012

Regular aspirin use, which doctors have long recommended for heart attack and stroke prevention, also may help reduce the risk of some forms of skin cancer, a new study suggests. Jennifer Y. Lin, HMS instructor in dermatology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, is quoted.

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