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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
May 17, 2012

A 29-item checklist dramatically increased the frequency with which providers in an Indian hospital took simple steps to protect the health of women in childbirth and their babies, such as washing their handswith soap before an exam or using a sterile blade to cut the umbilical cord. Atul Gawande, HMS associate professor of surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Jonathan Spector, HMS instructor in pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital, led the study.

May 16, 2012

Two paralyzed patients used their thoughts to direct a robotic arm to grasp objects, a striking advance in the quest to restore some function to people with paralyzed limbs. The study was a collaboration of researchers at Brown, the Department of Veterans Affairs, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School and the German Aerospace Center. Leigh Hochberg, HMS visiting associate professor of neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital, is the lead investigator.

May 16, 2012

Many primary care doctors — and even some oncologists — aren't informed about important health issues affecting cancer survivors, according to a study by Larissa Nekhlyudov, HMS assistant professor of population medicine.

May 16, 2012

A new study that makes use of powerful databases of genetic information has found that raising HDL levels may not make any difference to heart disease risk. Sekar Kathiresan, HMS associate professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, led the research.

May 16, 2012

A new study examines the damage to the connections between the networks in Phineas Gage's brain, finding that this probably contributed to Gage's documented behavioral changes. The article mentions that Gage’s skull is on display at the Warren Anatomical Museum.

May 16, 2012

Shara Yurkiewicz, a third-year HMS student, participated in a Q&A about her up-and-coming writing career.

May 16, 2012

As part of an effort to better define its marketing strategy, Children’s Hospital Boston has decided to officially be called Boston Children’s Hospital.

May 15, 2012

According to new research, the disconnect between our social calendars and our biological clocks is creating a kind of jet lag which can lead to being overweight or obese. Matthew Gillman, HMS professor of population medicine, is quoted.

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