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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
February 22, 2012

American Well, a privately held Boston company that uses technology to bring health care services into the homes and workplaces of patients, said that it plans to collaborate with Joslin Diabetes Center to make Joslin’s diabetes expertise more accessible to patients nationwide.

February 22, 2012

HMS has launched a Global Health Delivery course in conjunction with the Rwanda Ministry of Health to address the global burden of disease and its complex inter-related social determinants. Agnes Binagwaho is the minister of health and HMS senior lecturer on social medicine.

February 21, 2012

Commissioner Margaret Hamburg of the US Food and Drug Administration announced today that her agency has taken several steps toward solving shortages of two critical cancer drugs.

February 20, 2012

Hospitalizations for asthma have been dramatically cut by a program that helps families reduce the conditions that trigger attacks, saving $1.46 in hospital care for every $1 spent on prevention, according to a Children’s Hospital Boston study. Elizabeth R. Woods, HMS professor of pediatrics at Children’s Hospital Boston, is the lead author.

February 20, 2012

In their book “Your Medical Mind,’’ published last fall, doctors Jerome Groopman, the Dina and Raphael Recanati Professor of Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Pamela Hartzband, HMS assistant professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, write about the complexity of advance directives and how hard it is to predict what we will really want as our days wind down.

February 20, 2012

Martin Pollak, HMS professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, uses mice to study the genetic causes of kidney disease, specifically, to unravel why kidney disease is far more common among African-Americans than other ethnic groups.

February 20, 2012

Children who don’t conform to gender roles may be at greater risk of being abused, a study by Boston researchers found. The group of researchers included some from Harvard School of Public Health, Children’s Hospital Boston and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

February 19, 2012

To address the shortage of primary care doctors, new medical schools are opening with an emphasis on primary care and others are changing their curricula to boost the number of graduates interested in the field. Russell Phillips, one of the interim directors of the Center for Primary Care at HMS and chief of the Division of General Medicine and Primary Care at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Eric Lu, an HMS student, are quoted.


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