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October 17, 2014

The Growing Up Digital (GUD) Alberta project will follow thousands of kids into adulthood to learn about their media exposure and trace their educational, medical and developmental outcomes to finally start answering questions about the effects of digital media. Michael O. Rich, associate professor of pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, is leading the research. 

October 17, 2014

Childhood fractures are common, especially among boys. Even so, the injuries are rarely treated correctly in emergency rooms, new research shows. Mininder Kocher, professor of orthopedic surgery at Boston Children’s Hospital and a professor of orthopedic surgery, is quoted. 

October 17, 2014

The political furor over the U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak has revived debate over President Barack Obama’s stalled pick for U.S. Surgeon General. Vivkek Murthy, instructor in medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is the surgeon general nominee. 

October 16, 2014

The design of real-world studies to test whether Ebola vaccines work has triggered impassioned discussions. Nir Eyal, associate professor of global health and social medicine, is quoted. 

October 16, 2014

A new study may help settle an industry debate about the quality of new physicians’ training. Read the full articleAnupam Jena, assistant professor of health care policy, led the research.  

October 15, 2014

Residents of major U.S. metropolitan areas who need a psychiatrist are often likely to come up empty-handed, regardless of ability to pay, new research suggests. J. Wesley Boyd, assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Cambridge Health Alliance, is the study’s senior author. 

October 15, 2014

Harvey Makadon, clinical professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, authored this opinion piece about his experiences as a physician who is also gay, and about creating inclusive environments for caring for LGBT people. 

October 14, 2014

Burnout occurs in all medical specialties but is highest in physicians who practice on the front lines of medicine, including those in emergency medicine and primary care. Russell Phillips, William Applebaum Professor of Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and director of the Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care, is quoted.  


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