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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
September 2, 2014

Efforts to improve what children eat should begin before they even learn to walk, a series of recent nutritional studies has found. Taken together, the data indicate that infant feeding patterns persist far longer than has been appreciated. Elsie Taveras, associate professor of population medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

August 29, 2014

Ninety-six years ago this week, the city of Boston was dealing with it’s own viral outbreak—the start of one of the deadliest natural disasters to ever occur. A staggering number of people died in 1918. Fifty to 100 million worldwide, by some estimates. The terrifying disease in question? Not Ebola. The flu. David Hooper, professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

August 28, 2014

A nonprofit organization based in Providence, Rhode Island, is developing low-cost and easy-to-use communication devices for people with neurological disorders who are “locked in,” virtually unable to move. Alik Widge, clinical instructor in psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

August 28, 2014

In a recent study, a group of male volunteers, given a dose of mild electrical stimulation to their brains for 20 minutes every day, consumed less food after a week. Quite a bit less. After a week, their caloric intake was reduced by 14 percent. Felipe Fregni, associate professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, is quoted.

August 28, 2014

Danielle K. Bäck, second-year student at HMS, coauthors this opinion piece on single payer reform. Paul Farmer, chair of the HMS Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, is quoted.

August 27, 2014

A recent study found an 80 percent increased risk in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder that was associated with a child’s exposure to antidepressants in the womb. Roy Perlis, HMS associate professor of psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted. 

August 27, 2014

Though doctors spend decades perfecting their crafts, they don’t exactly get dress rehearsals when it comes to performing complex surgeries on one-of-a-kind patients. Enter the 3D printer. Peter Weinstock, associate professor of anaesthesia at Boston Children's Hospital, is quoted.

August 27, 2014

Walk-in clinics are on the front lines of primary health care, and while they offer lower costs and shorter waits, there are lessons to know before you go. Ateev Mehrotra, associate professor of health care policy and associate professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is interviewed.

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