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December 14, 2012

Peter Dews, the Stanley Cobb Professor of Psychiatry and Psychobiology, emeritus, who in the 1950s helped lay the groundwork for the emerging field of behavioral pharmacology, died Nov. 2 in Brigham and Women’s Hospital at the age of 90.

December 14, 2012

The long-term use of anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS) may severely impact theuser's ability to accurately recall the shapes and spatial relationships of objects, according to a recent study. Harrison Pope, HMS professor of psychiatry at McLean Hospital, led the study.

December 13, 2012

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has been named part of a Stand Up to Cancer “dream team” focused on treatments aimed at prompting a person’s own immune system to attack cancer cells. Glenn Dranoff, HMS professor of medicine at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, leads the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center program on cancer immunology.

December 12, 2012

Dying cancer patients are less likely to want aggressive end-of-life care if they watch a short video about CPR than if they simply hear about it, according to a new study. Angelo Volandes, HMS assistant professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, is the study’s lead author.

December 12, 2012

In Massachusetts, thousands of physicians receive more pay if their patients stay healthy and avoid costly medical care. It could become a national template. Kevin Tabb, CEO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Nancy Turnbull, associate dean for educational programs at HSPH; and Tom Lee, HMS professor of medicine, are quoted. An analysis by HMS researchers about the Alternative Quality Contract is also mentioned.

December 12, 2012

Dying cancer patients are less likely to want aggressive end-of-life care if they watch a short video about CPR than if they simply hear about it, according to a new study. Angelo Volandes, HMS assistant professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, is the study’s lead author.

December 12, 2012

In Massachusetts, thousands of physicians receive more pay if their patients stay healthy and avoid costly medical care. It could become a national template. Kevin Tabb, CEO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Nancy Turnbull, associate dean for educational programs at HSPH; and Tom Lee, HMS professor of medicine, are quoted. An analysis by HMS researchers about the Alternative Quality Contract is also mentioned.

December 11, 2012

Primary care doctors provide superior care for patients with diabetes, according to a new study. Alexander Turchin, HMS assistant professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is the study’s senior author.

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