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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
June 15, 2014

Patients are discussing what is called wind turbine syndrome (WTS), a condition said to be caused by "infrasound," an inaudible low-frequency sound produced by the turbines. Sufferers complain about symptoms like insomnia, vertigo, headaches and disorientation. Steven Rauch, professor of otology and laryngology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, is quoted.

June 13, 2014

Two small studies provide more evidence that weight-loss surgery may benefit people who are obese and have diabetes. Allison Goldfine, associate professor of medicine at Joslin Diabetes Center, was one of the researchers.

June 13, 2014

Drawbacks of widespread breast cancer screening may outweigh its ability to save lives. An article by Nancy Keating, associate professor of health care policy, and Lydia Pace, research fellow in medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is cited. Eric Winer, professor of medicine at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, is also quoted.

June 11, 2014

It’s the latest in gene therapy, and it’s lowered cholesterol and heart attacks in mice. People are next. Research by Kiran Musunuru, instructor in medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is profiled.

June 11, 2014

Jeffrey S. Flier, dean of the faculty of medicine at Harvard University, authored a piece in The Wall Street Journal’s The Experts section about doctor's advice.

June 9, 2014

After academic medical centers began instituted policies that restricted sales reps from having access to physicians, prescribing antidepressants and antipsychotics for unapproved uses declined. Aaron Kesselheim, assistant professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is a coauthor of the study.

June 8, 2014

It's the last mile in the race to fix health care—getting patients more involved. Hospitals, doctors and public-health officials are pushing patients to keep track of their medical data, seek preventive care and stay on top of chronic conditions. They're measuring how motivated patients are to manage their own health and adopting a wide range of strategies to help them do better, a concept known as patient engagement. Joseph Kvedar, associate professor of dermatology and Rajani LaRocca, instructor in medicine, both of Massachusetts General Hospital, are quoted.

June 6, 2014

A. Eden Evins, the William Cox Family Associate Professor of Psychiatry in the Field of Addiction Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, authored this opinion piece for The New York Times' Room for Debate section about legalizing marijuana.

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