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April 9, 2014

An internal investigation has found compromised data in a stem cell study led by Brigham and Women’s Hospital researchers, and the paper has been retracted.

April 9, 2014

Several leading U.S. and European heart doctors are calling for curbs, or even a moratorium, on using devices meant to lower blood pressure by zapping kidney arteries, following a surprising failure of the technology in a clinical trial. Patrick O’Gara, professor of medicine, and John Jarcho, assistant clinical professor of medicine, both of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, are quoted.

April 8, 2014

As part of an ongoing effort to make care more transparent, clinicians at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center have begun posting the mental health notes in patients’ electronic medical records, allowing the patients immediate access to the summaries at home. Michael Kahn, assistant professor of psychiatry, and Pamela Peck, assistant professor of psychology, both of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Gregg Meyer, lecturer on medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, are quoted.

April 8, 2014

Even among high school football players who've never had a concussion, a small preliminary study suggests that changes can still occur to their brains within the course of a single season. Lyle Micheli, clinical professor of orthopedic surgery at Boston Children’s Hospital, is quoted.

April 7, 2014

Retail medical clinics are expanding to meet demand from Obamacare. Research by Ateev Mehrotra, associate professor of health care policy, is cited.

April 7, 2014

According to a new study, nearly one in three U.S. adults with a chronic disease has problems paying for food, medicine, or both. Seth Berkowitz, research fellow in medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, is the lead author.

April 7, 2014

About 700,000 Americans have had their DNA sequenced, in full or in part, and the number is rising rapidly as costs plummet — to $1,000 or less for a full genome, down from more than $1 million less than a decade ago. But many people are avoiding the tests because of a major omission in the 2008 federal law that bars employers and health insurers from seeking the results of genetic testing. Research by Robert C. Green, associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Steven M. Hersch, professor of neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital, is cited.

April 7, 2014

HMS student Shara Yurkiewicz authored this blog post about checking on a patient after surgery.

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