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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
April 1, 2016

Any stress on the body—whether a broken leg or bronchitis—in people who have underlying heart disease may cause a heart attack. Pradeep Natarajan (Mass General) is quoted. 

April 1, 2016

Contrary to expectations, most metastatic tumors are seeded not by single cells from the primary tumor but by clusters of cancer cells. Joan Brugge (HMS) is quoted. 

April 1, 2016

Drinking coffee may cut your risk of colon cancer by as much as 50 percent, a new study suggests. Andrew Chan (Mass General) is quoted. 

April 1, 2016

In order to improve treatment strategies for common conditions among former football players, the Football Players Health Study—led by a team of Harvard researchers —launched TeamStudy, an app that allows larger numbers of participants to be surveyed. Researchers will be able to compare data from former professional players with data from a control group from the general public. Alvaro Pascual-Leone (Beth Israel Deaconess) is quoted. Download the app here

April 1, 2016

New abortion restrictions, including one signed into law in Utah, require doctors to administer anesthesia to women seeking abortions at the 20th week of pregnancy or after. Steven Ralston (Beth Israel Deaconess) is quoted. 

March 31, 2016

The U.S. is one of only two developed countries in the world that allow drug companies to advertise their products on television. This article discusses  the specifics of a sleeping pill campaign. Aaron Kesselheim (Brigham and Women’s) is quoted. 

March 31, 2016

Dhruv Khullar (Mass General) authored this opinion piece suggesting that patients read their medical records as one way of improving record accuracy. 

March 31, 2016

This article discusses physical balance, citing research that shows balance training can prevent injuries, especially among those who grapple with recurring ankle-ligament problems. Balance training also tones muscles (especially the core), keeps us agile and improves posture. Daniel Merfeld (Mass Eye and Ear) is quoted. 

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