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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 17, 2014

Taking a daily aspirin won’t prevent heart deaths in those without established heart disease, but taking the combination cholesterol-lowering drug ezetimibe plus simvastatin (Vytorin) could prevent heart attacks and strokes in high-risk heart patients who recently had a heart attack or life-threatening chest pain, according to new research. Christopher Cannon, professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, led the study.

November 17, 2014

Natalie Stavas, instructor in pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, authored this blog post about what it means for all women to thrive.

November 17, 2014

Lower truly may be better when it comes to cholesterol, according to a new study that finds that adding another drug to a statin to bring down levels of LDL or "bad" cholesterol modestly helps recent heart attack victims. Christopher Cannon, professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, led the research.

November 16, 2014

Dennis Rosen, assistant professor of pediatrics at Boston Children's Hospital, authored this article offering strategies to prevent the risk of miscommunication and get the most out of appointments with doctors.


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