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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
September 22, 2014

While tending to the needs of elderly patients in the emergency room, doctors and nurses may miss an important health issue hiding in plain sight: many older patients are apparently malnourished. Shan Woo Liu, assistant professor of surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.Read the full article

September 22, 2014

Claire McCarthy, assistant professor of pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, authored this blog post about physically disciplining children.Read the full article

September 20, 2014

Formed two years ago, a quartet uses music to explore mental illness from a different angle, performing for patients as well as fellow medical professionals looking to learn more about the mysteries of the human mind. Justin Chen, instructor in psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital; and Tai Katzenstein, instructor in psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, are quoted.Read the full article

September 19, 2014

Rashi Fein, a Harvard economist considered one of the fathers of Medicare, who threw his intellectual and moral weight behind full, affordable healthcare for nearly seven decades, stretching from the Truman administration to the Obama presidency, died Sept. 8 in Boston. Fein was a professor of economics of medicine in the Departmentof Social Medicine, Emeritus.Read the full article

September 19, 2014

For severely neglected children ‹ such as the 3-year-old and a 5-month-old kept hidden, and in isolation, in a house in Blackstone ‹ rescue from parents unwilling or unable to provide for the most basic needs is only the beginning of a recovery process. It can take years if it happens at all, experts on child development say, to reverse years of isolation and neglect. Charles Nelson, professor of pediatrics at Boston Children's Hospital, is quoted.Read the full article

September 18, 2014

Daily supplements of selenium or vitamin E don't seem to protect against the development of age-related cataracts among men, a new study indicates. William Christen, associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is the lead author.Read the full article

September 18, 2014

Jessica Polka, an HMS postdoctoral research fellow, authored this piece about how graduate students and postdoctoral researchers should take part in discussions on the future of biomedical research. Polka and others are helping to organize a symposium next month on the Future of Research.Read the full article

September 18, 2014

Kristin Krukenberg and Jessica Polka, postdoctoral research fellows at HMS, participated in a Q&A about their upcoming conference, the Future of Research.Read the full article

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