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February 11, 2015

Joel Hirschhorn, Concordia Professor of Pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, participated in a Q&A about the link between genes and weight.

February 11, 2015

Dozens of cardiologists in communities outside major metro areas are performing catheterization procedures – such as diagnostic angiograms and artery-clearing angioplasties – at higher rates than doctors working at big city hospitals that serve as major cardiac referral centers. News data say it raises a critical question: How many of these catheterization procedures are medically advisable and how many put patients at unnecessary risk and add billions of dollars to the nation’s medical bill? David Jones, A. Bernard Ackerman Professor of the Culture of Medicine, is quoted.

February 9, 2015

Steve Schlozman, assistant professor of psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, coauthored this article about how to pass the time with children during snow days.

February 9, 2015

In a new study researchers found that girls who received the HPV vaccine didn't have higher rates of sexually transmitted diseases when compared with non-vaccinated girls. The findings suggest that the HPV vaccine doesn't result in riskier sexual behavior. Anupam Jena, assistant professor of health care policy, led the research.

February 9, 2015

Researchers have paired a solar-powered catalyzing device with genetically engineered bacteria to convert water and carbon dioxide into an alcohol-based liquid fuel. Pamela Silver, Elliott T. and Onie H. Adams Professor of Biochemistry and Systems Biology, is a coauthor of the study.

February 9, 2015

Nagged by concerns that greater efforts are needed to safeguard players, the N.F.L. named its first chief health and medical adviser. Elizabeth Nabel will be the league’s “senior medical expert” while she continues in her work as the president of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and as professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.

February 5, 2015

Patients with high blood pressure need extra treatment within about six weeks to prevent heart attacks, strokes and death, according to a study that provides some of the first tips on timing for doctors. Alexander Turchin, associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is senior author of the study. 

February 5, 2015

Paul Farmer, Kolokotrones University Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine and head of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, authored this article about the iniquities of healthcare funding.

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