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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
July 1, 2013

An aspirin-like drug appears to lower blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes, according to new research. Steven Shoelson, HMS professor of medicine at Joslin Diabetes Center, is the senior author of the study.

June 28, 2013

One by one they came to the microphone, sharing fond memories and opinions on the state of health care. Sixty years earlier, the speakers had graduated from Harvard Medical School, and tonight, in suits and tuxedoes, the Class of 1953 gathered at the Longwood campus, in Gordon Hall, for a reunion dinner. Granville Coggs, the only African-American in his 1953 HMS class, is featured.

June 27, 2013

Tucking into a breakfast of buttermilk pancakes and maple syrup, or a great bowl of white pasta for lunch, not only sends your blood sugar soaring--and then, suddenly, plummeting. Four hours after you've put down your fork, such a meal makes you hungrier than if you'd eaten one with more protein and fiber and fewer carbohydrates, a new study finds. David S. Ludwig, HMS professor of pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, led the team.

June 27, 2013

Dr. Sara Selig’s living room is a tribute to the love of her life. Her wedding contract – a Jewish tradition – hangs in a frame over the mantle. Pictures of herself with her “beloved Gregg” rest on the table behind the couch, and were sewn into a quilt, handmade by a friend. Levi Garraway, HMS associate professor of medicine at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Ivana Kim, HMS associate professor of ophthalmology
at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary; and Keith Flaherty, HMS associate professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, are quoted.

June 27, 2013

For several years now, health care experts have been issuing warnings about an impending severe shortfall of primary care physicians. Policy makers have suggested that nurse practitioners, nurses who have completed graduate-level studies and up to 700 additional hours of supervised clinical work, could fill the gap. Karen Donelan, HMS assistant professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, is the author of a new study.

June 27, 2013

Young men are more likely to die of the skin cancer melanoma than young women, regardless of the severity of the tumor, a new study found. David Fisher, the Edward Wigglesworth Professor of Dermatology at Massachusetts General Hospital, is one of the editorial authors.

June 27, 2013

Lee M. Kaplan, HMS associate professor of medicine and director of the Obesity, Metabolism and Nutrition Institute at Massachusetts General Hospital, authored this article about obesity.

June 26, 2013

There’s a revolution occurring in cancer treatment, and it could mean the end of chemotherapy. George Demetri, HMS professor of medicine at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, is quoted.



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