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More Money, Same Results

At a glance: Hospitalized patients treated by higher-spending physicians do not have better outcomes than patients treated by lower-spending physicians. Health care spending varies more across individual physicians than across hospitals. ...
13-Mar-2017 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Mobilizing Health Care

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Local study suggests urban mobile clinics may help boost patient participation, engagement in care
1-Mar-2017 9:40 AM EST Add to Favorites

Harvard Medical School Geneticist David Reich Shares $1M Prize for Ancient DNA Discoveries

David Reich, professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School, has been named co-recipient of the 2017 Dan David Prize in archaeology and natural sciences.
21-Feb-2017 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Scientists Monitor Crosstalk Between Intestinal Microbes and Immune System

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Harvard Medical School researchers have successfully “listened in” on the crosstalk between gut microbes and the immune system.
16-Feb-2017 12:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Habit Forming

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At a glance: New research shows great variation among clinicians’ opioid prescribing practices and links physician prescription patterns to patients’ risk for subsequent long-term opioid use. Being treated by an emergency room physician...
15-Feb-2017 5:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Mental Shortcuts

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Clinical decision-making and treatment choice is a complex cognitive process influenced by multiple variables.
15-Feb-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Study Points to a Universal Immune Mechanism as a Regulator of Sleep

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Sleep—one of the most basic, yet most mystifying processes of the human body—has confounded physicians, scientists and evolutionary biologists for centuries.
2-Feb-2017 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

A Better Carrier

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• Harvard Medical School scientists and colleagues from the Massachusetts General Hospital have partly restored hearing in mice with a genetic form of deafness. • Scientists altered a common virus, enhancing its ability to enter hair cells in...
26-Jan-2017 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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