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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
October 28, 2014

Forty thousand women still die from breast cancer every year, but new research shows that hope may be on the horizon. Wendy Chen, assistant professor of medicine at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, is quoted.

October 28, 2014

A grass roots movement to raise the legal age for buying cigarettes and other tobacco products to 21 years from 18 is gaining traction, shaping up as the next serious challenge to the $100 billion U.S. tobacco industry. Jonathan Winickoff, associate professor of pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital, is mentioned.

October 27, 2014

Michael Callahan, instructor in medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, participated in Q&A about international travel and Ebola. 

October 27, 2014

A number of small studies have linked cocoa flavanols to lower risks of heart disease, hypertension, stroke and diabetes. These studies are sufficiently compelling that the National Institutes of Health is co-funding a massive study of cocoa flavanols that will kick off in early 2015. JoAnn Manson, Michael and Lee Bell Professor of Women’s Health at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Howard Sesso, associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, will be co-directing the study. 

October 27, 2014

More than 2.3 million American men used testosterone gels, patches, pellets and injections last year—twice the number as in 2008. Some experts say these men may be increasing their chances of having a heart attack. Abraham Morgentaler, associate clinical professor of surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is quoted.

October 27, 2014

Harvard’s travel restrictions to areas of West Africa, announced last weekend, will help ensure safety without stifling the efforts of University affiliates to combat the Ebola epidemic on the ground, those familiar with the subject said late last week. Joia Mukherjee, associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Michael J. VanRooyen, professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, are quoted. 

October 27, 2014

This news article explores the appropriate balance of allowing residents to gain experience and giving patients the best care possible. David Shahian, professor of surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.  

October 26, 2014

Elizabeth Nabel, professor of medicine and president of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, authored this opinion piece about the need for a national Ebola strategy. 


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