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March 30, 2015

GNC, the country’s largest specialty retailer of dietary supplements, has agreed to institute sweeping new testing procedures on its herbal products that far exceed quality controls mandated under federal law. Pieter Cohen, assistant professor of medicine at Cambridge Health Alliance, is quoted.

March 29, 2015

While, the majority of Americans say they'd rather die at home, in many cases, that's not what happens. Among people 65 years of age or more, 63 percent die in hospitals or nursing homes, federal statistics suggest, frequently receiving treatment that's painful, invasive and ultimately ineffective. Angelo Volandes, assistant professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

March 27, 2015

For the last decade, researchers in the cancer community have been struggling to figure out what research is happening where, each study taking place behind the curtain of an institution that has largely been hidden from public view. Until now. Franklin Huang, instructor in medicine at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, is quoted.

March 27, 2015

The Harvard University Benefits Committee is actively considering offering an increased number and variety of health benefits options for non-union employees next year, including a plan that looks similar to the one offered in 2014 with increased premiums, according to committee members. University Benefits Committee Chair Michael Chernew, Leonard D. Schaeffer Professor of Health Care Policy, is quoted. 

March 27, 2015

Does your diet need a little extra D? For researchers, it’s one of nutrition’s most vexing questions. JoAnn Manson, Michael and Lee Bell Professor of Women's Health at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is quoted.

March 27, 2015

Alzheimer’s drug trials have a long and disappointing track record, with many failing to prove effective. But results released last week from an Alzheimer’s study bolstered hopes. Reisa Sperling, professor of neurology at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is leading the study. Keith Johnson, professor of radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, is leading the tau imaging for the study. 

March 26, 2015

Patrick Fuller, assistant professor of neurology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, participated in an interview about the importance of good sleep hygiene, how the brain's clock is connected to overall well-being and the problem with sleeping pills.

March 26, 2015

As the battle against narcotics continues, one way for opiate addicts to fight their addiction might be opiates themselves. A study on prescription opioid dependence shows prescription opioid–dependent patients are most likely to reduce opioid use during buprenorphine-naloxone treatment. Roger Weiss, professor of psychiatry at McLean Hospital, led the study. Kevin Hill, assistant professor of psychiatry at McLean Hospital, is quoted.

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