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January 5, 2015

While working the night shift has been previously associated with higher risk for cardiovascular disease and cancer, a new study is also links it to a higher risk in women for all-cause and cardiovascular disease mortality, as well as lung cancer mortality. Eva Schernhammer, associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is quoted.

January 5, 2015

For years, Harvard’s experts on health economics and policy have advised presidents and Congress on how to provide health benefits to the nation at a reasonable cost. But those remedies will now be applied to the Harvard faculty, and the professors are in an uproar. Michael Chernew, Leonard D. Schaeffer Professor of Health Care Policy; Alan Garber, provost of Harvard University and Mallinckrodt Professor of Health Care Policy; and Barbara McNeil, the head of the Department of Health Care Policy and Ridley Watts Professor of Health Care Policy, are quoted.

January 1, 2015

Annie Brewster, instructor in medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, coauthored this post about a new program aimed at improving the patient-provider relationship.

December 31, 2014

A recent study found frail patients admitted to teaching hospitals with two common types of heart problems were more likely to survive on days when national cardiology conferences were going on. Anupam Jena, assistant professor of health care policy, led the research. 

December 30, 2014

he year in which you're born might affect the activity of a gene that could raise your odds for obesity, a new study finds. James Niels Rosenquist, instructor in psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, led the research.

December 30, 2014

A new year is fast approaching and, according to Marist Poll, losing weight is the most popular New Year's resolution for 2015. In an effort to spur results, some turn to weight loss supplements, supplements that are not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and can even be dangerous.Pieter Cohen, assistant professor of medicine at Cambridge Health Alliance, is mentioned. 

December 29, 2014

People with diabetes who have difficulty paying for food, medicine and other basic needs also have trouble managing their diabetes, a new study finds. Seth Berkowitz, instructor in medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, is the lead author of the research.

December 29, 2014

Raj Panjabi, instructor in medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, participated in a radio interview about the Ebola epidemic.

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