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May 14, 2013

An unusual medical brawl erupted on Tuesday when the influential Institute of Medicine issued a report questioning the basis of years of advice for Americans to cut their salt intake in half. Elliott Antman, HMS professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and associate dean for clinical and translational research, is quoted.

May 14, 2013

The massive legal action brought by former players against the National Football League has been known as a concussion lawsuit. William Meehan, HMS assistant professor of pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, is quoted. The Harvard-NFLPA research partnership is mentioned.

May 13, 2013

GNS Healthcare aims to help MDs know which treatment will work the best for each patient. HMS is mentioned as using a GNS computing platform to analyze how cells replicate or transform into different types.

May 13, 2013

Over a two-and-a-half-year period, device and drug companies shelled out over $76 million just to physicians licensed in Massachusetts, according to a new study. Aaron S. Kesselheim, HMS assistant professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is the lead author.

May 13, 2013

When a national organization of genetic specialists took a stab at clarifying one of the biggest issues facing the integration of DNA sequencing into medicine in March, the bold guidelines seemed destined to stir up a hornet’s nest of controversy. Robert C. Green, HMS associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is quoted.

May 12, 2013

A patient and his extended family have joined an extraordinary federal research project that is using genetic sequencing to find factors that increase the risk of heart disease beyond the usual suspects — high cholesterol, high blood pressure, smoking and diabetes. Robert C. Green, HMS associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is quoted.

May 12, 2013

As much a product of an agricultural childhood as he was of his medical training, Dr. Walter S. Kerr Jr. brought a fix-it inquisitiveness to his work as a urologist, crafting innovative approaches to surgery that he passed on to generations of students. Kerr, HMS clinical professor of surgery, emeritus, at Massachusetts General Hospital, died on March 31 at the age of 96.

May 11, 2013

Dr. T. Berry Brazelton, whose research led to a new understanding of infant and child development, turned 95 on Friday. Having tended to the needs of countless families for a half-century, the Cambridge resident and Harvard Medical School professor emeritus has turned his attention to his own upbringing.



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