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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
April 11, 2016

David Bellinger (Boston Children's) co-authored this opinion piece offering a three-point program to end lead poisoning in the U.S. 

April 10, 2016

This article discusses the potential benefits and risks associated with the possibility of human gene editing. George Church (HMS) authored one response. 

April 8, 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 a smartphone app, TeamStudy. The app has two tracks, a survey of former NFL players to determine the health issues of greatest concern, and a simultaneous effort to find ways of addressing those issues. Alvaro Pascual-Leone (Beth Israel Deaconess) is quoted. Download the app here

April 8, 2016

Robert Stickgold (Beth Israel Deaconess) is quoted in this article about U.S. universities designating napping areas on campus. 

April 7, 2016

Despite U.S. guidelines recommending against prostate cancer screening in elderly men, many specialists and older physicians still do these tests, a recent study suggests. Quoc-Dien Trinh (Brigham and Women’s) is quoted. 

April 7, 2016

Bradford Dickerson (Mass General) is quoted in this article about potential early signs of dementia.

April 7, 2016

Sarah Greenberg (Boston Children’s) and Robert Riviello (Brigham and Women’s) co-authored this piece about access to surgical care around the world. 

April 7, 2016

Pieter Cohen (Cambridge Health Alliance) led a study finding that a stimulant banned from competitive sports has been found in more than a dozen dietary supplements marketed for  “burning” body fat.

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