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April 4, 2015

The top golfers in the world are like orchestra leaders conducting a symphony of nutritionists monitoring their food intake, trainers tailoring their workout regimens, coaches calibrating their swings, analysts crunching their statistics and psychologists decluttering their minds. The goal is to be in perfect harmony during the majors. But if the players’ circadian rhythms are off, it is akin to trying to create beautiful music with a percussion section that is a beat slow. Charles Czeisler, Frank Baldino, Jr., Ph.D. Professor of Sleep Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is quoted.

April 4, 2015

Within three years, the Obama administration wants quality of care to be considered in allocating $9 of every $10 Medicare pays directly to providers to treat the elderly and disabled. One part of that effort is well underway: revising hospital payments based on excess readmissions, patient satisfaction and other quality measures. Expanding this approach to physicians is touchier, as many are suspicious of the government judging them and reluctant to share performance metrics that Medicare requests. Alyna Chien, assistant professor of pediatrics at Boston Children's Hospital, is quoted.

April 3, 2015

A small study offers a mixed view on whether video games may make kids more aggressive. Claire McCarthy, assistant professor of pediatrics at Boston Children's Hospital, is quoted.

April 2, 2015

Nancy Rappaport, associate professor of psychiatry at Cambridge Health Alliance, participated in a television interview about the Germanwings pilot who suffered from severe depression and deliberately crashed a plane into the French Alps.

April 1, 2015

The puzzling case of a 56-year-old U.S. man who suddenly developed weakness, fatigue and body aches is leading doctors to warn that massive consumption of tea may be responsible for some unexplained cases of kidney failure. Gary Curhan, a professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is quoted.

April 1, 2015

The conflict in the southern Thailand can make it hard for women to access healthcare, and FGM isn’t on the health ministry’s agenda. Nawal Nour, associate professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive biology at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is quoted.

April 1, 2015

The landmark 2006 Massachusetts health-care law that inspired the federal overhaul didn't lead to a reduction in unnecessary and costly hospitalizations, and it didn't make the health-care system more fair for minority groups, according to a new study that may hold warnings for the Affordable Care Act. Danny McCormick, associate professor of medicine at Cambridge Health Alliance, is the study's lead author.

March 31, 2015

Ultrasound should be the first type of imaging used to assess pelvic symptoms in women, a group of U.S. experts says. Beryl Benacerraf, clinical professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive biology at Brigham and Women's Hospital, led the research.

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