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February 5, 2015

Partners HealthCare has named David Torchiana, associate professor of surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, to become its next chief executive.

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 4, 2015

Steven Schlozman, assistant professor of psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, authored this blog post about how to talk with your children about sexually provocative material available online.

February 3, 2015

A leading biologist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, with backing from five scientists who are Nobel prize recipients, is wading into the world of dietary supplements with a new antiaging pill that is said to restore muscle tissue, improve brain function, and increase energy levels by improving “metabolic health.” Jack Szostak, professor of genetics at Massachusetts General Hospital, and Pere Puigserver, professor of cell biology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, are quoted.

February 3, 2015

Alison Galbraith, assistant professor of population medicine at the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, participated in a radio interview about high-deductible health insurance plans. 

February 3, 2015

A warning to herbal supplement users: Those store-brand ginkgo biloba tablets you bought may contain mustard, wheat, radish and other substances decidedly non-herbal in nature, but they’re not likely to contain any actual ginkgo biloba. Pieter Cohen, assistant professor of medicine at Cambridge Health Alliance, is quoted.

February 2, 2015

The National Football League is negotiating a consulting contract with the president of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Professor of Medicine Elizabeth Nabel, to advise the league on sports safety amid rising concerns about concussions and other injuries.

February 2, 2015

This weekend was the third MedStart hackathon that Tufts has hosted, but it was the first that focused on ways to innovate the medical school experience. Naren Gupta, assistant professor of surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is quoted.

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