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November 20, 2014

A group at Boston Children’s Hospital is among four finalists in the inaugural Health Acceleration Challenge hosted by Harvard Business School and Harvard Medical School. The team from Boston Children’s developed a training system to reduce communication errors among doctors. Amy Starmer, lecturer on pediatrica at Boston Children’s Hospital, is the creator of the training system.

November 20, 2014

Some low-cost generic drugs that have helped restrain health care costs for decades are seeing unexpected price spikes of up to 8,000 percent, prompting a backlash from patients, pharmacists and now Washington lawmakers. Aaron Kesselheim, associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is mentioned.Read the full article

November 19, 2014

After the Boston Marathon bombings, more than 100 patients were evaluated for blast-related ear injuries, according to Massachusetts Eye and Ear. Ninety-four of those injured individuals elected to enroll in a prospective cohort, eight-institution study through Harvard Catalyst that began just after the bombings in April 2013. Alicia Quesnel, instructor in otology and laryngology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear,is the study's senior author. Aaron Kyle Remenschneider, clinical fellow in otology and laryngology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear, is mentioned.

November 18, 2014

Around 150 members of the Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers and Harvard faculty gathered in the Science Center on Monday afternoon to discuss strategies for improving employee health while keeping health care affordable. Event panelist Rushika Fernandopulle, clinical instructor in medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

November 18, 2014

A Harvard researcher became a viral sensation after he messed with Turkey's president. Then he was accused of being a terrorist. Emrah Altindis, research fellow in medicine at Joslin Diabetes Center, is mentioned.

November 18, 2014

After two bombs exploded at the Boston Marathon in April of last year, the initial focus was on the lives and the multiple limbs lost in the attack. But ear damage was the most common physical injury. A new report finds that many victims are still suffering from hearing loss and ear damage related to the blasts. Alicia Quesnel, instructor in otology and laryngology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear, is a senior author of the study.  

November 18, 2014

Alcoholism damages white matter throughout the brain and this damage can be detected with brain scans, researchers report. Catherine Brawn Fortier, assistant professor of psychiatry at Boston VA Medical Center, is a study co-author.

November 18, 2014

A Harvard neuroscience professor has found that children of the indigenous population of the central Andes have been exposed to dangerously high levels of lead and mercury through the breast milk of their mothers. S. Allen Counter, Jr., clinical professor of neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital, led the research.


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