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February 8, 2013

Like any other medication, drugs used to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder can be abused. Craig Surman, HMS assistant professor of psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

February 8, 2013

While age of puberty is decreasing, the number of girls entering puberty early is increasing: about 16 percent of girls enter puberty by the age of 7, and about 30 percent by the age of 8, according to a study and researchers are trying to understand why. William Crowley, the Daniel K. Podolsky Professor of Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

February 8, 2013

We spend a lot of time sleeping (roughly one-third of our lives, according to the National Institutes of Health). But how much downtime do our brains really need? Experts discuss the links between sleep, memory and cognition, and why our sleep patterns change as we age. Robert Stickgold, HMS associate professor of psychiatry at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, was one of the guests on the program.

February 7, 2013

A contest launched by researchers at Harvard Medical School and Harvard Business School to write software to analyze immune-system genes garnered more than 100 entries, including many that vastly outperformed existing programs. Eva Guinan, HMS associate professor of radiation oncology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and director of the Harvard Catalyst Linkages Program was one of the researchers and involved in setting up the contest. Ramy Arnaout, HMS assistant professor of pathology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, was also on the team.

February 7, 2013

Anupam B. Jena, HMS assistant professor of health care policy, coauthored this opinion piece about how many physicians maintain that fear of lawsuits significantly affects the practice of medicine, and that reform of the malpractice system is crucial for containing costs.

February 6, 2013

Doctors who attended medical schools that limited gifts to students from pharmaceutical companies -- sponsored lunches, for example -- may be less susceptible to drug marketing, according to a new study. HMS’ policy of banning pharmaceutical representatives from visiting campus and companies not being allowed to sponsor student events, is cited.

February 6, 2013

Steven Schlozman, HMS assistant professor of psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, authored this blog post about being on hold with an insurance company to gain approval for a treatment that his patient needed.

February 6, 2013

Craig Surman, HMS assistant professor of psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, is interviewed about a new book he co-authored about ADHD.

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