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October 16, 2013

In a monthly column for PBS NewsHour, Dr. Howard Markel revisits moments that changed the course of modern medicine on their anniversaries, like the groundbreaking use of anesthesia on a surgical patient on Oct. 16, 1846 at Massachusetts General Hospital. Research conducted at HMS in the 1800s is cited.

October 15, 2013

Secretary of State John Kerry's relationship with Vietnam is well known. This article provides coverage of Vanessa Kerry, HMS instructor in medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, and her global health initiatives.

October 15, 2013

Betsy Nabel, president of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and an HMS professor of medicine, authored this opinion piece in today’s Boston Globe about the effect of the federal shutdown on biomedical research.

October 15, 2013

Once a niche treatment for people suffering from hormonal deficiencies caused by medical problems like endocrine tumors or the disruptive effects of chemotherapy, prescription testosterone gels are increasingly being sold as lifestyle products, to raise dipping levels of the male sex hormone as men age. Joel Finkelstein, HMS associate professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

October 15, 2013

It's no secret that exercise is not just good for your body, but also the mind. Now, scientists have pinpointed why working out holds these brain benefits. Bruce Spiegelman, the Stanley J. Korsmeyer Professor of Cell Biology and Medicine at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, is one of the researchers.

October 14, 2013

Do weather conditions really aggravate physical pain? It is one of the longest running controversies in medicine. Robert Jamison, HMS professor of anaesthesia at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is quoted.

October 14, 2013

A popular sports supplement sold as a workout booster to help users “train beyond” their limits contains a banned substance derived from methamphetamine, according to tests conducted by researchers from HMS and elsewhere. Pieter Cohen, HMS assistant professor of medicine at Cambridge Health Alliance, is one of the leaders of the study.

October 13, 2013

Across Massachusetts, about half of primary care doctors aren’t taking new patients, according to the Massachusetts Medical Society’s 2013 Patient Access to Care Study. The Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care is mentioned as a major innovation in team-based care models. Asaf Bitton, HMS instructor in medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is quoted.

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