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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
May 8, 2012

Harvard researchers reported that four out of every five children hospitalized in the U.S. are treated with drugs that have never been tested in children and are FDA-approved only for adults. Florence Bourgeois, HMS assistant professor of pediatrics at Children’s Hospital Boston, is the author of the study.

May 8, 2012

Three Boston organizations, including Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Joslin Diabetes Center, will receive $11.6 million from the federal government to expand programs focused on keeping sick seniors out of the hospital, improving the health of children with asthma, and connecting people who are homeless with better medical care. Kenneth Sands, HMS associate professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is quoted.

May 8, 2012

Nancy Rappaport, HMS assistant professor of psychiatry at Cambridge Health Alliance, wrote about the experience of losing a family member to suicide. 

May 8, 2012

Fruits and vegetables high in a flavanoid known as rutin, may actually prevent life-threatening blood clots. Robert Flaumenhaft, HMS associate professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is the senior author.

May 8, 2012

Pieter Cohen, HMS assistant professor of medicine at Cambridge Health Alliance, published a research letter calling on the FDA to pull DMAA-containing supplements from shelves, citing possible health risks from case reports that include panic attacks, seizures, heart attacks, stroke, and deaths in those who took high amounts.

May 7, 2012

Ilana Yurkiewicz, a first-year HMS student, reflects on her experience in a hospital setting.

May 7, 2012

A parent’s depression can be linked to all kinds of problems, even in the lives of older children, according to experts. William Beardslee, the George P. Gardner and Olga E. Monks Professor of Child Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry at Children’s Hospital Boston, is quoted.

May 7, 2012

A recent essay on the plight of lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) trainees and physicians was written by Mark Schuster, the William Berenberg Professor of Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital Boston, and describes his view of the plight of LGBT and other minority medical students when he was a student. He acknowledges that the medical landscape has largely changed, though he says minorities still don't generally feel comfortable in medicine.

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