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July 9, 2013

Eighteen states, plus Washington, D.C., allow use of medical marijuana. A number of them provide prescriptions to children, with parental supervision, to treat a host of ills, ranging from autism to cancer to seizures. Critics argue that the remedy hasn’t been clinically tested in kids and might have some long-term ramifications. Sharon Levy, HMS assistant professor of pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, is quoted.

July 9, 2013

Richard Mills, executive dean for administration at HMS, was named Dartmouth College’s new executive vice president and chief financial officer and will assume his new role next month.

July 9, 2013

In an effort to collaborate around healthcare innovation, Harvard’s prestigious Business and Medical Schools formed a joint initiative last year called the Forum on Healthcare Innovation. Last fall they held their first conference and earlier today they released a 26-page report with excerpts and findings from that conference. The writer mentions Jeffrey S. Flier, dean of the faculty of medicine at Harvard University; Eric S. Lander, HMS professor of systems biology and the founding director of the Eli and Edythe Broad Institute of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University; and Don Berwick, HMS lecturer on health care policy, in his top 10 quotes about the report.

July 9, 2013

Two years ago, at the height of the first Egyptian uprising, RadioBoston spoke with a group of young Egyptians who were living in Massachusetts when former President Hosni Mubarak was thrown out of power. Then, they felt a surging sense of joy, possibility, hope, along with a little trepidation. Today, they’ve invited them back. Hesham Hamoda, HMS instructor in psychiatry at Boston Children’s Hospital, was one of the guests on the show.

July 9, 2013

People around the world have live-tweeted natural disasters, elections and revolutions. New work from researchers at HMS show that a glut of tweets might help paramedics respond to health emergencies like those after the Boston Marathon bombings in April. Chris Cassa, HMS instructor in medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Rumi Chunara, HMS instructor in pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, are coauthors of the report.

July 9, 2013

After the tragic crash of Flight 214 in San Francisco, experts are wondering if chest straps, like the ones now required in cars, would have further reduced passenger injuries. David King, HMS assistant professor of surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

July 8, 2013

People who live long are much more likely to be disabled and require caregiving during their last months of life, two new studies found. Nancy Keating, HMS associate professor of health care policy, is quoted.

July 7, 2013

T. Berry Brazleton, HMS clinical professor of pediatrics, emeritus, at Boston Children’s Hospital, authored this article about the importance of listening to babies and of supporting their social and emotional development.

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