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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
December 4, 2012

With personalized medicine becoming a key focus for medical research and diagnosing conditions, Partners HealthCare System, the region’s largest hospital and physicians network, is positioning itself to become a national leader in the emerging field. Research in the lab of Heidi L. Rehm, HMS assistant professor of pathology at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is featured. Anne Klibanski, the Laurie Carrol Guthart Professor of Medicine and associate dean for clinical and translational research at Harvard Catalyst, is also quoted.

December 3, 2012

An independent analysis has faulted a freezer’s digital controls for the loss of 147 brain samples that defrosted earlier this year at the Harvard-affiliated Brain Tissue Resource Center at McLean Hospital.

 

December 3, 2012

A new digital 3-D mammogram -- called breast tomosynthesis -- has shown the most promise in dramatically reducing the number of women called back for suspicious-looking findings that turn out to be benign and detecting tumors not revealed on the traditional 2-D X-ray. Elizabeth Rafferty, HMS instructor in radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, is the study leader.

December 3, 2012

In a new book, Super Brain, authors Deepak Chopra and Rudolf Tanzi, the Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy Professor of Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital, explore broad discoveries that make it possible to improve your brain.

November 30, 2012

Doctors should routinely ask adult patients whether they feel stressed, says the lead author of a recent report on stress management in primary care. Aditi Nerurkar, HMS instructor in medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is the lead author, and Russell S. Phillips, HMS professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and director of the Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care, is a co-author of the study.

November 30, 2012

A hockey concussion study published Friday includes in its findings an intriguing element – possible radiological evidence of brain trauma caused by subconcussive blows. Martha E. Shenton, HMS professor of psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Inga K.Koerte, HMS visiting research fellow in psychiatry at Brigham and Women's Hospital, were on the research team.

November 29, 2012

A growing number of physicians are opting out of the traditional insurance-driven model and launching concierge medical practices, which means you can’t get an appointment unless you pay cash. Russell Phillips, HMS professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and director of the Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care, is quoted.

November 29, 2012

Hundreds of physicians across specialties have participated in an empathy training program designed by Helen Riess, HMS associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital. Paul Konowitz, HMS assistant clinical professor of otology and laryngology, and Stacey Gray, HMS assistant professor of otology and laryngology, both of Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, are also quoted.

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