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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
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.

January 13, 2014

Jerome Groopman, the Dina and Raphael Recanati Professor of Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, authored this piece about how chronically ill children are living longer than ever and asks: How should we care for them?

January 13, 2014

America spends more than $80 billion a year on back pain treatments. But many specialists say less treatment is usually more effective. Jerome Groopman, the Dina and Raphael Recanati Professor of Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is quoted.

January 13, 2014

How low is too low? That’s what physicians are debating after new advice for treating hypertension was issued in December. Elliott Antman, professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and associate dean for clinical and translational research at HMS, is quoted.

January 13, 2014

A video originally created for Harvard Medical School’s 107th Second Year Show has gained unexpected popularity and inspired the Harvard medical and dental class of 2016 to launch a nationwide academic challenge for students in grades K-12, called the HMS Organ Challenge. They’re now asking students to submit their own educational music videos on any organ system. HMS student Ben Rome is quoted.

January 13, 2014

America is chronically sleep deprived and Charles Czeisler, the Frank Baldino, Jr., Ph.D. Professor of Sleep Medicine at HMS and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, wants to do something about it. According to Czeisler, head of the Division of Sleep Medicine, sleep is the third pillar of health, along with exercise and eating well. Russell Sanna, executive director of the Division of Sleep Medicine, and Nancy Costikyan, lecturer on psychiatry at Cambridge Health Alliance, are also quoted.

January 11, 2014

Justina Pelletier, a teenager caught in the middle of a high-profile medical dispute and child custody battle, is expected to be discharged from Boston Children’s Hospital to a residential facility in the next few weeks, after a juvenile court judge moved on Friday to end a stalemate that has kept the girl at the hospital for almost a year.



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