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January 30, 2013

A study shows physicians may care more than you think about their patients’ pain. Ted Kaptchuk, HMS associate professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is the senior author of the study.

January 29, 2013

For the millions of Baby Boomers coming up on retirement, making investments in exercising, having fun, making new friends and continuing to learn are the closest thing to finding the fountain of youth, according to Harvard researchers. Robert Waldinger, HMS associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, is the director of the study.

January 29, 2013

The author profiles parents from Wisconsin who had a baby born with a rare disorder in which part of the brain was exposed, covered in skin, outside the head. The baby underwent groundbreaking surgery at Boston Children's Hospital. John Meara and Mark Proctor, both HMS associate professors of surgery, led the team to operate on the baby boy who is now on the road to recovery.

January 29, 2013

Robert Stickgold, HMS associate professor of psychiatry at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, participated in a Q&A with CommonHealth about the role that sleep plays in consolidating memories.

January 29, 2013

The National Football League players union is funding a 10-year, $100 million research project at Harvard Medical School to reduce the impact of on-the-field injuries and improve the long-term health of players. Lee Nadler, HMS dean for clinical and translational research, Virginia and D.K. Ludwig Professor of Medicine at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and director of Harvard Catalyst, is the director of the new project. Ross Zafonte, Earl P. and Ida S. Charlton Professor and chair of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital and chief of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is the co-director.

January 29, 2013

The National Football League players union, alarmed that its members die nearly 20 years earlier on average than other American men, has selected Harvard University to oversee a $100 million accelerated research initiative aimed at treating and ultimately preventing the broad-ranging health problems plaguing the athletes.

January 27, 2013

The paradox of modern medicine is that the increasing specialization that has revolutionized care has also depersonalized it. When a mistake is suspected, it may be unclear who from a team must step in to take responsibility. A recent study by Harvard researchers about medical liability costs is cited.

January 27, 2013

Researchers are working on understanding “superbugs,” which are extraordinarily resilient bacteria that tend to infect hospital patients, and even kill those who are extremely ill.Robert Moellering, the Shields Warren-Mallinckrodt Professor of Medical Research at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is one of the scientists studying this issue.

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