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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
April 10, 2013

While modern medicines do help us manage pain and live with chronic illnesses, Americans are taking more prescription medication than ever before, leading medical ethicists to ask whether we are taking too many pills for our own good. Jerry Avorn, HMS professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is quoted.

April 9, 2013

The magazine offers an hour-by-hour plan to improve sleep. Matt Bianchi, HMS assistant professor of neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

April 9, 2013

Brigham and Women’s Hospital recently started to report medical errors to staff in drive for improvement. Allen Kachalia, HMS associate professor of medicine; Joshua Kosowsky, HMS assistant professor of medicine; Kathy Selvaggi, HMS assistant professor of medicine; and Elizabeth Nabel, HMS professor of medicine and CEO of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, are quoted.

April 9, 2013

In looking for ways to fight childhood obesity, an emerging consensus of literature points to the need to reengineer kids’ environments to change what and how they eat. A study by David Bickham, HMS instructor in pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, is cited.

April 8, 2013

A new report provides insight into how a case of research misconduct was first detected and gives a sense of how the highly secretive investigations of serious, potentially career-ending allegations unfurl.

April 8, 2013

A newfangled drug candidate featuring an antibody that totes a tumor-killing toxin can knock down ovarian cancer in some patients. Joyce Liu, HMS instructor in medicine at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, was the lead researcher.

April 8, 2013

The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, a quasi-public state agency, announced Monday that about $9 million in grants are being allocated to Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School to renovate research labs.

April 8, 2013

Eating walnuts may reduce the risk for Type 2 diabetes in women, a large new study concludes. Frank Hu, HMS professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is the senior author.

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