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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
November 7, 2012

Twenty-three teams of scientists from around the world have combed through the DNA blueprints of an 11-year-old boy and his parents to try to learn why he tired so easily, needing a scooter to walk longer than a few blocks and requiring a ventilator to help him breathe at night. The winner of a $15,000 prize was the Division of Clinical Genetics at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Alan Beggs, Sir Edwin and Lady Manton Professor of Pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, was a coorganizer of the contest.

November 6, 2012

Attention is increasingly being drawn to incentives that are altering medical decisions, driving up costs and channeling men into prostate treatment that delivers negligible benefits when compared to less-expensive care, according to three studies in the past two years and seven doctors who’ve studied prostate treatment. Anthony Zietman, the Jenot W. and William U. Shipley Professor of Radiation Oncology, is quoted.

November 6, 2012

A new study says 150 minutes a week of moderate-intensity, leisure time exercise is associated with roughly 3.4 years added to a person's life. I-Min Lee, HMS professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is the senior author of the study.

November 6, 2012

John Lauerman writes about the experience of having his genome sequenced and the results he received. Joseph Thakuria, HMS instructor in pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital; Robert Handin, HMS professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital; and David Kuter, HMS professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, are quoted. The work of George Church, the Robert Winthrop
Professor of Genetics, is also cited. John Lauerman was an HMS 2012 Media Fellow.

November 5, 2012

James M. Perrin, HMS professor of pediatrics at MassGeneral Hospital for Children, who last month became the president-elect of the American Academy of Pediatrics, participated in a Q&A with The Boston Globe about the biggest health issues facing today’s kids.

November 5, 2012

Taking a daily multivitamin didn't cut the risk of heart attack and stroke in a study that followed more than 14,500 men for over a decade. There was a small reduction in cancer risk, according to results from the study released in October. Howard Sesso, HMS associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is one of the authors of the study. Dariush Mozaffarian, HMS associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is also quoted.

November 5, 2012

As a result of a new federal program, hospitals are rolling out new programs to lower readmission rates. Elizabeth Brem, HMS clinical fellow in medicine; Julius Yang, HMS assistant professor of medicine; Peter Zimetbaum, HMS associate professor of medicine, all of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; and Donald Berwick, HMS lecturer on health care policy, are quoted. An article by Karen Joynt, HMS instructor in medicine and Ashish Jha, HMS associate professor of medicine, both of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is also mentioned.

November 5, 2012

According to a new study, the number of smokers lighting up on hospital grounds has fallen about seven percentage points since 1995. Susan Regan, HMS instructor in medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, is the lead author.

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