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November 10, 2014

Professors at Boston-area colleges are adding their voices to a student-led movement that is pressing higher education institutions to shed investments in fossil fuel companies. James Recht, assistant professor of psychiatry at Cambridge Health Alliance, is quoted.

November 10, 2014

A colonoscopy is one of the most effective tests available to protect against a major cancer — a message heard by growing numbers of adults. But a recently published study revealed that some patients get the exam too often, exposing them to unneeded risks and raising costs. Thomas Sequist, associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, led the research. Richard Lopez, clinical instructor in medicine at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, is mentioned.

November 10, 2014

Medical tests can often discover incidental findings—abnormalities found unintentionally and not related to the medical condition that prompted the test. Incidental findings occur in as many as a third of imaging tests, studies show. But they often aren’t followed up on, or even noted in a patient’s record. Now, health-care providers are developing tracking systems to make sure the most worrisome discoveries don’t fall through the cracks. Sayon Dutta, instructor in surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, led the research. Mark Mangano, clinical fellow in radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, and Susan Bennett, assistant professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, are mentioned.

November 9, 2014

HMS student Nathaniel Morris authored this opinion piece about taking care of his dying dog.

November 9, 2014

Two teams of astronomers who discovered that the universe is apparently being blown apart by a mysterious something called dark energy were awarded the $3 million Fundamental Physics Prize, one of the 2015 Breakthrough Prizes. In addition to the physics prize, six scientists were awarded Life Sciences Prizes for work on such topics as the regulation of genes and treating Parkinson’s disease. Gary Ruvkun, professor of genetics at Massachusetts General Hospital, is a Life Sciences Prize recipient.

November 9, 2014

HMS student Samyukta Mullangi authored this blog post about narrative medicine.

November 9, 2014

The expansion of Partners HealthCare has been an issue in the Commonwealth for years. More than 170 organizations have filed comment on the case of Partners’ proposed expansion, many critical of a deal that would cement Partners’ standing as the dominant health provider in most of Eastern Massachusetts.

November 7, 2014

Hundreds of thousands of people in the United States have been infected with the potentially fatal “kissing bug” disease, but U.S. health care workers’ lack of awareness often prevents successful diagnosis and treatment, according to a report released this week. Jennifer Manne-Goehler, clinical fellow in medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is the study's lead author.

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