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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
March 18, 2012

The Boston Globe ran an editorial about the New England Primate Research Center.

March 17, 2012

Irving Kirsch, HMS lecturer on medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, recently participated in a Q&A about the placebo effect.

March 17, 2012

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care is teaming up with more than 50 hospitals and 16,500 doctors across the state to offer Massachusetts employers and their workers a 10 percent savings on health insurance by forming what they call a “focused network’’ of medical care groups.

March 15, 2012

In a new study, a group of researchers looked at the records of patient visits to a sample of office-based physicians to find out whether doctors with electronic access to imaging results ordered more tests than doctors without them. Stephen Soumerai, HMS professor of population medicine, is quoted.

March 14, 2012

Atul Gawande, HMS associate professor of surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital, was recently a guest on NPR’s Talk of the Nation to discuss Match Day, the day medical students find out where they will go for their residencies. 

March 14, 2012

Ronald Schouten, HMS associate professor of psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, authored an article about the criteria to diagnose a psychopath.

March 13, 2012

Sperm samplesfrom almost 100 men on a range of diets showed those with the highest total of saturated fat intake had lower semen counts and concentrations, according to new research. Jill Attaman, the lead author and an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Dartmouth Medical School, conducted the research while she was a clinical and research fellow at Massachusetts General and an instructor at HMS.

March 13, 2012

Michael Craig Miller, HMS assistant professor of psychiatry at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, was recently a guest on NPR’s Talk of the Nation, to discuss where to draw the line between grief and depression in people who have just lost a loved one.


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