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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 22, 2012

Lowell E. Schnipper, the Theodore W. and Evelyn G. Berenson Professor of Medicine at HMS, has been named clinical director at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Cancer Center. Schnipper had been chief of hematology and oncology in the Department of Medicine since 1974.

February 22, 2012

Women who have had migraine headaches are more likely than other women to develop depression, according to a new study. Tobias Kurth, HMS lecturer on medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is one of the researchers.

February 22, 2012

Agnes Binagwaho, Rwanda’s minister of health and HMS senior lecturer on social medicine, wrote an opinion piece about the launch of the Global Health Delivery in Rwanda course in partnership with the country’s ministry of health and HMS.

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 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.


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