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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
January 25, 2016

Scientists increasingly test new treatments on themselves in part to gain insight into improving testing procedures. George Church (HMS) is quoted.

January 25, 2016

Colon cancer rates are rising among men and women under 50, the age at which guidelines recommend screenings start, a new analysis shows. Andrew Chan (Mass General) is quoted. 

January 25, 2016

When people undergo genetic testing to find out whether they’re at risk for a specific disease, doctors often wonder how much information to give them. Robert Green (Brigham and Women's) is quoted. 

January 25, 2016

This article discusses ways to engage children in physical fitness with a goal of leading a happier and healthier life. Fatima Cody Stanford (Mass General) is quoted.

January 25, 2016

The CDC and Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School analyzed 38 reports covering 96 countries and estimated that at least 50 percent of children in Asia, Africa and North America experienced past-year violence, as did more than 30 percent of children in Latin America.

January 24, 2016

This Article discusses the possible benefits of kudzu, a Chinese herb that may help decrease alcohol consumption. David Penetar (McLean) is quoted. 

January 22, 2016

SharingClinic, a kiosk stocked with a collection of audio clips from patients facing a range of illnesses, aims to transform the culture of the hospital by encouraging and facilitating storytelling. Annie Brewster (Mass General) spearheaded the development of the kiosk. 

January 22, 2016

A huge federal trial of personalized cancer medicine has run into an unexpected roadblock: Many of the tumor samples aren¹t robust enough to be put through genetic analysis. Keith Flaherty (Mass General) is leading the trial.  



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