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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
May 29, 2012

Treatment of early-stage prostate cancer can also result inimproved quality of life for a subgroup of men who suffer from lower urinary tract symptoms, according to a new study. Martin G. Sanda, HMS professor of surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is the senior author.

May 29, 2012

Hyper-busy, working Americans are finding it difficult to carve out time for the recommended 7 to 9 hours of sleep. A study by Orfeu Buxton, HMS assistant professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is featured.

May 29, 2012

Regular aspirin use, which doctors have long recommended for heart attack and stroke prevention, also may help reduce the risk of some forms of skin cancer, a new study suggests. Jennifer Y. Lin, HMS instructor in dermatology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, is quoted.

May 28, 2012

While many desk-bound, cubicle-dwelling Americans struggle with weight and fitness problems, a distinct subset is diving into a brand of exercise often advertised as military-based and that might seem extreme to outsiders. Thomas J. Gill, HMS associate professor of orthopedic surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

May 28, 2012

Babies delivered by Caesarean section may have an increased risk of obesity by age 3, a new study has found. Susanna Y. Huh, HMS assistant professor of pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, is the lead author.

May 28, 2012

In his new book, “Leadership by Example,” Sanjiv Chopra, faculty dean for continuing education at HMS, observes humans, like migrating birds, can rise beyond their expectations to the demands of leadership.

May 28, 2012

Helen Riess, HMS associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, participated in a Q&A about a study showing that explicitly teaching empathy to doctors-in-training improves their interactions with patients.

May 26, 2012

A monkey died in its cage at a Brigham and Women’s Hospital research facility in April, after becoming enmeshed in a chain while playing with a toy designed to enrich the lives of research animals.


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