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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
April 1, 2016

Last year, HMS debuted Pathways, a revised curriculum. Students and professors alike said the demands outside the classroom have increased, and the education at the School better prepares students for their medical careers. Nancy Oriol (HMS), Richard Schwartzstein (Beth Israel Deaconess) and HMS students are quoted. 

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

March 31, 2016

Gottfried Schlaug (Beth Israel Deaconess) authored a study that may explain recovery from aphasia, a condition that may occur when the left side of the brain is damaged during a stroke and which often results in difficulty speaking, naming, repeating and understanding language.

March 31, 2016

A mysterious new form of chronic kidney disease of unknown etiology is affecting mainly poor agricultural areas in the tropics. It takes its heaviest toll in Central America, but it has now been reported in other regions. Ajay K. Singh (Brigham and Women’s) 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. 

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