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March 21, 2013

Eating too much salt contributed to 2.3 million heart-related deaths worldwide in 2010, and 40 percent of those deaths were premature, researchers said. Dariush Mozaffarian, HMS associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is one of the lead researchers. Saman Fahimi, a visiting scientist at HSPH, is the lead author.

March 20, 2013

Race appears to play a role in determining what kind of treatment is offered to patients grappling with severely restricted blood flow to their feet, new research suggests. Tyler Durazzo, who led the study while at Yale University, is now a resident at Massachusetts General Hospital. Murray Mittleman, HMS associate professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is also quoted.

March 19, 2013

A new company, provisionally named Ark Corporation, is being cofounded by stem-cell pioneer Robert Lanza and DNA expert George Church, the Robert Winthrop Professor of Genetics at HMS.

March 19, 2013

You might not want to rush into knee surgery. Physical therapy can be just as good for a common injury and at far less cost and risk, the most rigorous study to compare these treatments concludes. Jeffrey Katz, HMS professor of medicine and Elena Losina, HMS associate professor of orthopedic surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, were leaders of the study.

March 19, 2013

More than one in six Boston doctors offices refused to schedule appointments for callers posing as disabled patients in wheelchairs, researchers at Baystate Medical Center reported Monday in a study of specialty practices that highlights obstacles to routine medical care. Lisa Iezzoni, HMS professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, wrote an editorial accompanying the study.

March 19, 2013

Don Berwick, the former Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services administrator, said that he is working on a short-term project for the National Health Service for the United Kingdom. Berwick is a lecturer on health care policy at HMS.

March 19, 2013

Harvard researchers have estimated how many people in each of 187 countries likely died from causes linked to over-consumption of sugary drinks. Gitanjali M. Singh, a postdoctoral research fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health, is a coauthor of the study. Dariush Mozaffarian, HMS associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is the lead author.

March 18, 2013

Sea worms, jellyfish, geckos and spiders may seem unlikely muses to cutting-edge technology. But these creatures are helping stimulate medical innovations—including new adhesives, diagnostic tests and needles — that are slowly migrating from the lab to the clinic. Research by Jeffrey Karp, HMS associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is featured.

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