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June 1, 2015

It’s hard to say goodbye at any age, whether you’re a toddler getting dropped off at day care, or a teenager bidding teachers and friends goodbye at the end of the school year. But learning how to navigate transitions is a crucial part of growing up. Susan Linn, instructor in psychiatry at Judge Baker Children's Center, is quoted.

June 1, 2015

At more than half the hospitals that perform children's heart surgery no data is provided on how many of their patients live and how many die. David Shahian, professor of surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

June 1, 2015

Surgeons have pioneered the use of the auditory brainstem implant in children who are born deaf and can't receive a cochlear implant. Daniel J. Lee, associate professor of otology and laryngology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear, is quoted.

June 1, 2015

Scientists have discovered signs of early aging in the brains of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans caught near roadside bomb explosions, even among those who felt nothing from the blast. Regina McGlinchey, associate professor of psychiatry at VA Boston Healthcare System and William Milberg, professor of psychiatry at VA Boston Healthcare System, are study co-authors.

June 1, 2015

Luc Djousse, associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, participated in an interview about the nutritional value of eggs.

June 1, 2015

Anticipating ³radical transformations² in medicine in coming decades, the dean of Harvard Medical School has authorized a full-scale department of biomedical informatics, effective July 1. Jeffrey Flier¹s move recognizes the growing importance of data in the healthcare professions, and, he said, builds on the school¹s ³outstanding record of achievement² in the field. Isaac Kohane, the Lawrence J. Henderson Professor of Pediatrics and director of the Countway Library of Medicine, will chair the new department. 

June 1, 2015

Prostate cancer survivors who eat a typical American diet loaded with red meat, cheese and white bread are far more likely to see their cancer come back and kill them, and they're more likely to die sooner of any disease than patients who eat a healthier diet, researchers reported. Jorge Chavarro, assistant professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, led the study.

May 31, 2015

Using radiation on the entire brain to prevent new tumors from forming in patients whose cancer has spread to the brain can have a devastating effect on their ability to think and remember, compared with more targeted treatment, new findings show. Brian Michael Alexander, assistant professor of radiation oncology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, is quoted.



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