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October 30, 2014

The number of medical malpractice claims paid on behalf of physicians has plummeted since 2002, according to a new study. Allen Kachalia, associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is a co-author of the research.Read the full article 

October 30, 2014

Unexpected results emerge as scientists gather more ancient DNA in Europe. David Reich, professor of genetics, is mentioned.

October 30, 2014

Two studies on the cost, care quality, and patient experience associated with accountable care organizations (ACOs) point to moderate cost savings and gains in quality and access in the payment model's first years. Zirui Song, clinical fellow in medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, led the cost research, J. Michael McWilliams, associate professor of health care policy in the Department of Health Care Policy, led the quality and patient experience research.

October 30, 2014

Black women haven't benefitted from advancements in breast cancer treatment to the same extent as their white counterparts due to factors that include socioeconomic barriers and lack of access to the most comprehensive health services. Karen Winkfield, assistant professor of radiation oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

October 29, 2014

The spread of previously unknown, contagious diseases in the U.S. has often led to discrimination. For Ebola, those fears appear driven by the circumstances of the virus even though the odds of contracting it in the U.S remain exceedingly low. Joia Mukherjee, associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is quoted. 

October 29, 2014

A first-of-its kind health plan that rewards doctors for keeping patients healthy, rather than just doing expensive procedures, lowered health care spending and improved the quality of patient care for the fourth straight year, according to a new study. Zirui Song, clinical fellow in medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, is the lead author, and Michael Chernew, Leonard D. Schaeffer Professor of Health Care Policy, is the senior author, of the research.

October 29, 2014

Moderate marijuana use by healthy adults seems to pose little risk, and there are potential medical benefits, including easing nausea and pain. But it has long been known that, with the brain developing into the mid-20s, young people who smoke early and often are more likely to have learning and mental health problems. Now researchers suggest existing studies are no longer sufficient. Jodi Gilman, instructor in psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, is lead author of the research.

October 29, 2014

Ebola may, like other viral infections, be especially deadly to pregnant women. In the West African outbreak, it’s possible that the perceived high mortality rate of pregnant women is self-perpetuating: health workers believe that pregnant women are likelier to die from Ebola, so these patients receive suboptimal care. Nir Eyal, associate professor of global health and social medicine, is quoted.

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