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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
April 22, 2013

Every nook of the new Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, on the tip of the old Charlestown Navy Yard, was designed to eliminate barriers, starting with sensors that open doors with the nod of a head. The facility is emblematic of the transformation rehabilitation medicine has undergone.

April 22, 2013

Parents of teens with asthma can remind them to take medications, fill their prescriptions, and make appointments with pediatricians who probably know the child well. But a few years later, when the young adult has left home for college or to live independently, that oversight is gone — and their care can suffer. Kao-Ping Chua, HMS clinical fellow in pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, led the research.

April 22, 2013

Recent studies show that patients ignore doctor’s orders, and much more frequently than physicians would care to acknowledge. An HMS study about prescriptions is cited. Author Suzanne Koven is an assistant professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital.

April 21, 2013

Major academic medical centers around the country are spending and recruiting heavily in what has become an arms race within the war on cancer. The HMS Center for Biomedical Informatics is mentioned. Peter Tonellato, HMS research associate in biomedical informatics and Robert C. Green, HMS associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, are quoted.

April 18, 2013

Hundreds of people were in close proximity to the deafening bomb blasts at the Boston Marathon on Monday, and many have been treated at local hospitals for serious ear injuries. But hearing specialists say an untold number of other people could be suffering from hearing loss or ringing in their ears, called tinnitus, though they did not seek out medical help immediately.

April 17, 2013

Dr. Stephanie Kayden had just returned to the emergency room, after grabbing a slice of quiche in the hospital cafeteria. A resident pulled aside the senior doctor to discuss a pregnant woman who was vomiting. It was strangely serene for Marathon Monday.

April 17, 2013

If there is any silver lining in the violent Marathon attacks Monday, it is that Boston is home to some of the world’s finest hospitals, physicians, nurses, and medical staff. These highly trained professionals must be thanked and praised for their calm, heroic response in the face of unprecedented carnage. They not only ably treated the wounded but also provided some of the most accurate information available in the first hours after the explosions.

April 17, 2013

Researchers are identifying distinctive brain activity patterns that can be used to monitor patients under anesthesia and assess consciousness in “vegetative” patients. Patrick Purdon, HMS instructor in anaesthesia at Massachusetts General Hospital, led one of the studies. Emery Brown, the Warren M. Zapol Professor of Anaesthesia at Massachusetts General Hospital, is a coauthor of the study.

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