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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
August 15, 2012

The new Massachusetts cost-control law targets three Harvard- affiliated hospital systems — Partners HealthCare, Boston Children’s Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center — to pay a one-time $60 million tax to fund health programs.

August 15, 2012

WBUR encourages readers to check out a new blog called: An Ounce of Evidence, featuring Ashish Jha, The C. Boyden Gray Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management at HSPH.

August 14, 2012

Saumil Nalin Merchant, the Gudrun Larsen Eliasen and Nels Kristian Eliasen Professor of Otology and Laryngology at HMS and the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, died of complications following a heart attack at the age of 51.

August 14, 2012

An independent panel of scientists and veterinarians enlisted by HMS to review its primate research facility is recommending that new leadership positions be created and that a committee be formed to ensure animal safety and foster closer ties with the main medical school.

August 14, 2012

In medicine, theconcept of pay-for-performance — in which doctors are rewarded for meeting certain specific quality targets such as preventing hospital-acquired infections or too many readmissions — sounds great. But in reality, there’s a dark side, according to a new editorial. David Himmelstein, HMS visiting professor of medicine and Steffie Woolhandler, HMS visiting professor of medicine, both of Cambridge Health Alliance, are two of the editorial writers.

August 14, 2012

It's common knowledge that heart disease risk can be raised by smoking, obesity and your family history. Now, a new study adds to the list that your very own blood type might increase risk for future heart problems. Lu Qi, HMS assistant professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is the author of the study.

August 14, 2012

A new brain imaging study may explain why women suffer from migraines roughly three times more than men: The brains of women with migraines appear to be built differently from those of their male counterparts. David Borsook, HMS associate professor of anaesthesia and Nasim Maleki, HMS instructor in anaesthesia, both of Boston Children’s Hospital, led the study.

August 13, 2012

More than 2,000 hospitals — including some nationally recognized ones — will be penalized by the government starting in October because many of their patients are readmitted soon after discharge, new records show. Kenneth Sands, HMS associate professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is quoted.

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