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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
July 28, 2014

Taking hormone therapy within the first few months or years of menopause offers women no protection against heart disease, a clinical trial conducted by researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and elsewhere has found. JoAnn Manson, the Michael and Lee Bell Professor of Women's Health at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is a coauthor on the study. Isaac Schiff, the Joe Vincent Meigs Professor of Gynecology at Massachusetts General Hospital, is also quoted.

July 28, 2014

Two research papers published this month identify possible molecular causes of the degenerative illness called cachexia that researchers hope could lead to potential treatments. Bruce Spiegelman, the Stanley J. Korsmeyer Professor of Cell Biology and Medicine at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, led one of the studies. Alfred L. Goldberg, professor of cell biology; Barrett J. Rollins, the Linde Family Professor of Medicine at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Don S. Dizon, instructor in medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital; and Janet Abrahm, professor of medicine at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, are also quoted.

July 27, 2014

Suzanne Koven, assistant professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, authored this piece for The Boston Globe about recent recommendations from the American College of Physicians on when to perform routine pelvic exams.

July 25, 2014

At most colleges, campus police refer students involved in alcohol-related incidents to school officials for discipline rather than taking legal action, according to a study of 343 U.S. schools. Sion Kim Harris, assistant professor of pediatrics at Boston Children's Hospital, is quoted.

July 24, 2014

For the first time, researchers have determined the genetic markers that determine the timing of a woman’s first period, opening the doors to determining a woman’s risk for disease later in life. Douglas P. Kiel, professor of medicine at Hebrew SeniorLife, is quoted.

July 24, 2014

The number of childhood cancer survivors is increasing, but many primary care physicians (PCPs) are not comfortable caring for these patients, nor are they always up to date on surveillance guidelines. Lisa Diller, chief medical officer of Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center and professor of pediatrics at HMS, provides tips on managing the survivor of childhood malignancies.

July 24, 2014

An initiative at Massachusetts General Hospital gives patients online, written and visual information to involve them in shared decision-making. One of the goals is to make risk understandable — bridging the gap between percent probabilities and words. Karen Sepucha, assistant professor of medicine; Leigh Simmons, assistant professor of medicine; and Andy Freiberg, associate professor of orthopedic surgery, are quoted.

July 23, 2014

More than a year after the Boston Marathon bombings, charities and researchers are taking note of an increasingly noticeable aftereffect: a large group of civilians with blast-related ear injuries more commonly seen in the military. Problems range from dizziness to reduced hearing to tinnitus—a ringing or buzzing noise in one ear or both. Daniel Lee, associate professor of otology and laryngology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, is quoted.


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