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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
April 14, 2014

Harvard researchers recently published the results of a long-term study showing that watching greater amounts of television is associated with lesser amounts of sleep for children in their infancy and middle childhood. Matthew W. Gillman, professor of population medicine, is the principal investigator of a related study and advisor to this study. The co-authors of the television-sleep study, Elizabeth M. Cespedes, Ken P. Kleinman, Shreyl L. Rifas-Shiman, Susan Redline and Elsie M. Taveras, work across HMS, HPHCI, HSPH, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Massachusetts General Hospital for Children.

April 14, 2014

Most medical devices that have been recently approved for use in pediatrics weren't actually tested on kids first, according to a new study. Thomas J. Hwang, research fellow at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Florence Bourgeois, assistant professor of pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, are authors of the study.

April 14, 2014

A single exposure to loud but not deafening noise may be enough to precipitate irreparable harm to nerves in the auditory system. Research by M. Charles Liberman, the Harold F. Schuknecht Professor of Otology and Laryngology, and Sharon G. Kujawa, associate professor of otology and laryngology, both of Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, is featured.

April 14, 2014

A new metric to describe the symptoms of delirium may help researchers and clinicians better study aging-related ailments such as Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Sharon K. Inouye, professor of medicine at Hebrew SeniorLife, led the study.

April 14, 2014

Researchers have learned more precisely what risks pregnant women face, and what they can do to protect their health — and the health of their unborn children. Hope A. Ricciotti, chairwoman of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Sarosh Rana, assistant professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive biology, both of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, are quoted.

April 13, 2014

Olivia Okereke, assistant professor of psychiatry at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, provides advice for people to consider when becoming a multigenerational household.

April 13, 2014

The price of care can hurt health, and some say physicians have a responsibility to treat patients accordingly. Neel Shah, instructor in obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive biology, and Lowell Schnipper, the Theodore W. and Evelyn G. Berenson Professor of Medicine, both of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, are quoted.

April 11, 2014

When we aren’t feeling well or sense something is wrong with us, we head to the doctor to get professional insight. But what happens if we don’t agree with our doctor’s expert opinion? Thomas Delbanco, the Richard A. and Florence Koplow-James L. Tullis Professor of General Medicine and Primary Care at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and founder of OpenNotes, is quoted.

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