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January 15, 2014

We all know that a good night’s sleep is important, but we might not know just how important. So here’s some context: doctors say sleep is the third pillar of health, along with eating well and exercise. Charles Czeisler, the Frank Baldino, Jr., Ph.D. Professor of Sleep Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, was recently a guest on Radio Boston to discuss the importance of sleep.

January 15, 2014

For people with Type 2 diabetes who had hoped that their love handles might serve some purpose by reducing their risk of premature death, Harvard researchers have some bad news: The “obesity paradox” does not exist.

January 15, 2014

Rudolph Tanzi, the Kennedy Professor of Neuroscience at HMS and Massachusetts General Hospital, coauthored this article about the Self-Directed Biological Transformation Initiative -- a 100-subject study to map biological transformation to measure new genetic activity, searching for positive evolutionary effects.

January 15, 2014

Jeffrey Karp, associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, was recently a guest on My Fox Boston to discuss a new type of surgical glue that could be used to heal wounds.

January 15, 2014

A new study found that men who drank more than the recommended amount of daily alcohol experienced a significant decline in overall cognitive ability and could end up with the memory of someone as much as a half a decade older. Michael Charness, professor of neurology at VA Boston Healthcare System and faculty associate dean for Veterans Hospital Programs, is quoted.

January 14, 2014

Facing challenges in their home state, top executives of Boston-based Partners HealthCare System told a national audience of investors Monday that they will create a bold “new medical model” by integrating hospitals and their medical services with insurance products and by drawing patients from across the country. Gary L. Gottlieb, professor of psychiatry at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and chief executive officer of Partners HealthCare, is quoted.

January 14, 2014

This week, scientists published a study that might make you add exercises for your brain to your workout regimen. Researchers Alvaro Pascual-Leone, professor of neurology, and Bonnie Wong, instructor in neurology, both of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, were guests on Radio Boston.

January 14, 2014

Teen boys who view themselves as “too skinny” when they are actually a healthy weight may face a higher risk of depression in adolescence and later in life, while boys who feel like they are underweight compared with their peers have a higher risk of steroid use, according to two new studies. Aaron Blashill, instructor in psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, is the lead author on both studies. A study by researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital is also cited.

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