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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
May 1, 2012

A new study has found that fewer than 1 in 5 Hubway bike-sharers are using helments, compared with more than half of those who ride their own bikes throughout thecity. Christopher Fischer, HMS instructor in medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is one of the authors of the study.

April 30, 2012

Howard Green, the George Higginson Professor of Cell Biology at HMS, explains his work cultivating skin grafts that will net him a shared March of Dimes award today.

April 30, 2012

Electronic health records are increasingly being used in hospitals and doctors’ offices but how are they doing? Ashish Jha, associate professor of health policy at Harvard School of Public Health; David Blumenthal, the Samuel O. Thier Professor of Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital; Danny McCormick, HMS assistant professor of medicine at Cambridge Health Alliance and Stephen Soumerai, HMS professor of population medicine, are quoted.

April 30, 2012

Should women in their 40s routinely get mammograms to detect breast cancer? Two recent studies aim to help resolve that question, which is one of the most intense debates in women's health. Daniel Kopans, HMS professor of radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

April 29, 2012

Several top national experts featured on HBO's The Weight of the Nation talk about genetics and the environment's effect on obesity. David Altshuler, HMS professor of genetics at Massachusetts General Hospital, was one of the experts who was interviewed.

April 29, 2012

It’s not often that voters face a moral question like the one expected on November’s ballot: Should terminally ill patients have the right to get a fatal prescription? It’s up to the people of Massachusetts. Elizabeth Lamont, HMS associate professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and Marcia Angell, HMS senior lecturer on social medicine, are quoted.

April 28, 2012

An advisory council is encouraging Harvard faculty to submit their work to “open access’’ online journals that are available for free. Clifford Saper, head of the Department of Neurology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is quoted.

April 28, 2012

Studies show that prescription errors are much less likely if a doctor clicks to select medications from an onscreen list and sends the prescription data via computer to the pharmacy rather than handwriting the prescription. David W. Bates, HMS professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is quoted.

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