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March 29, 2015

While, the majority of Americans say they'd rather die at home, in many cases, that's not what happens. Among people 65 years of age or more, 63 percent die in hospitals or nursing homes, federal statistics suggest, frequently receiving treatment that's painful, invasive and ultimately ineffective. Angelo Volandes, assistant professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

March 28, 2015

Lachlan Forrow, associate professor of medicine at Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, participated in an interview about end-of-life care.

March 27, 2015

Alzheimer’s drug trials have a long and disappointing track record, with many failing to prove effective. But results released last week from an Alzheimer’s study bolstered hopes. Reisa Sperling, professor of neurology at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is leading the study. Keith Johnson, professor of radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, is leading the tau imaging for the study. 

March 27, 2015

For the last decade, researchers in the cancer community have been struggling to figure out what research is happening where, each study taking place behind the curtain of an institution that has largely been hidden from public view. Until now. Franklin Huang, instructor in medicine at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, is quoted.

March 27, 2015

The Harvard University Benefits Committee is actively considering offering an increased number and variety of health benefits options for non-union employees next year, including a plan that looks similar to the one offered in 2014 with increased premiums, according to committee members. University Benefits Committee Chair Michael Chernew, Leonard D. Schaeffer Professor of Health Care Policy, is quoted. 

March 27, 2015

Does your diet need a little extra D? For researchers, it’s one of nutrition’s most vexing questions. JoAnn Manson, Michael and Lee Bell Professor of Women's Health at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is quoted.

March 26, 2015

As the battle against narcotics continues, one way for opiate addicts to fight their addiction might be opiates themselves. A study on prescription opioid dependence shows prescription opioid–dependent patients are most likely to reduce opioid use during buprenorphine-naloxone treatment. Roger Weiss, professor of psychiatry at McLean Hospital, led the study. Kevin Hill, assistant professor of psychiatry at McLean Hospital, is quoted.

March 26, 2015

When a gas explosion ripped through a crowded marketplace in Honduras last month, Paola Matute Porter suffered burns over 40 percent of her body. Now, she and three other children who were among dozens of patrons engulfed in flames are receiving free medical treatment at a Boston hospital specializing in burn care. Philip Chang, instructor in surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted. 

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