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3 hrs ago | NJ.com

Bethlehem Parking Authority hires new executive director from Massachusetts

Kevin Livingston, a Quincy, Mass., resident, has been the authority's parking coordinator for two years and previously worked as a parking supervisor for Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Related Topix: Quincy, MA, Medicine, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry

7 hrs ago | HON

Aspirin's Ability to Prevent Colon Cancer May Depend on Your Genes

Aspirin seems to halve the risk of colon cancer in people with high levels of a genetic enzyme found in the colon, a new study says.

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Related Topix: Colorectal Health, Colon Cancer, Health, Genetics, Medicine, Gastroenterology, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry

20 hrs ago | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Worcester doc on pot study: The risks are inescapable

Two Worcester medical experts who work with adolescent substance abusers are expressing appreciation for a study released last week by researchers from Northwestern University in Chicago and Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School in Boston, and published in the Journal of Neuroscience that found abnormalities in the brains of young ... (more)

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Related Topix: Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Drugs, Northwestern University, Marijuana, Medicine, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Business Wire

BCG and Autoimmunity Working Group Publishes First Book

Published by Elsevier under the Academic Press imprint, the book is the first comprehensive overview of research underway with the bacillus Calmette-Guerin vaccine and tumor necrosis factor induction in autoimmune conditions.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Immunology, Biology, Science

Mon Apr 21, 2014

PhysOrg Weblog

Fast, simple-to-use assay reveals the 'family tree' of cancer metastases

A Massachusetts General Hospital-based research team has developed a simple assay that can reveal the evolutionary relationships between primary tumors and metastases within a patient, information that may someday help with treatment planning.

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Circulation

Innate Response Activator B Cells Aggravate Atherosclerosis by...

From the Center for Systems Biology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston ; Department of Internal Medicine VI, Infectious Diseases, Immunology Rheumatology, Pneumology, University Hospital of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria ; Toronto General Research Institute, University Health Network, Toronto, ON, Canada ; Department of Medicine, University of ... (more)

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Related Topix: Boston, MA, Hospital Administration, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Immunology, Biology, Science, World News, Austria, UC San Diego, Germany

Harvard Crimson

Harvard Holds First Sustainability Hackathon

A participant of the Sustainability Hackathon proposes an idea on Saturday afternoon in the Harvard i-lab.

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Related Topix: Cambridge, MA, Hospital Administration, Medicine, Healthcare Industry

Business Journal

Harvard-MGH study shows that pot smoking causes ... dude, um, what were you saying?

A research collaboration involving Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital appears to have confirmed one of the great unknown-knowns in American society: Pot smoking among young people often results in a slacker mentality.

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Related Topix: Hospital Administration, Medicine, Healthcare Industry

Go Local

Will New Findings on Marijuana Dangers Hurt Legalization Efforts?

Researchers from Harvard and Massachusetts General Hospital conducted a study where they took 40 adolescents aged 18-25 and performed brain scans to determine whether or not marijuana usage was affecting their brain.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Hospital Administration, Medicine, Healthcare Industry

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Harvard Crimson

Med School Prof. Finds Brain Abnormalities in Young Marijuana Users

In a recent study, Jodi Gilman, a professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, discovered brain abnormalities in young adults who are marijuana smokers.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Hospital Administration, Medicine, Healthcare Industry

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Circulation

Intracranial Hemorrhage Among Patients With Atrial Fibrillation...

The Rivaroxaban Once Daily, Oral, Direct Factor Xa Inhibition Compared With Vitamin K Antagonism for Prevention of Stroke and Embolism Trial in Atrial Fibrillation From the School of Medicine and Pharmacology, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia ; Department of Neurology, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Perth, Australia ; Duke ... (more)

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Related Topix: Pharmacology, Medicine, Australia, World News, Durham, NC, Duke University, Stanford University, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry

Mental Help Net

Patient-Clinician Relationship Impacts Health Care Outcomes

The patient-clinician relationship has a small but significant effect on health care outcomes, according to a study published online April 9 in PLOS ONE .

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

Northwestern University

Casual Marijuana Use Linked to Brain Abnormalities

Young adults who used marijuana only recreationally showed significant abnormalities in two key brain regions that are important in emotion and motivation, scientists report.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Medicine, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Northwestern University

Circulation

Venous Interventions [Advances in Interventional Cardiology]

From the Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA ; and Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA .

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Boston Herald

MGH doctors agree to $4.5M settlement

Two Massachusetts General Hospital doctors have agreed to pay $4.5 million to settle a malpractice lawsuit brought by the family of a Plymouth woman died at the hospital.

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Related Topix: Hospital Administration, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Opinion

Berkshire Eagle

Massachusetts General Hospital doctors agree to $4.5M settlement

Two Massachusetts General Hospital doctors have agreed to pay $4.5 million to settle a malpractice lawsuit brought by the family of a Plymouth woman died at the hospital.

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Circulation

Percutaneous Left Ventricular Assist Devices in Ventricular...

From the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Cardiovascular Research Institute, University of Kansas Hospital and Medical Center, Kansas City, KS ; Division of Cardiology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY ; Division of Cardiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA ; Intermountain Heart Institute, Salt Lake City, UT ; ... (more)

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

BioResearch Online

MGH Findings Suggest Novel Treatment Approach For Brain Tumors

A team of investigators from the Massachusetts General Hospital has identified four transcription factors characterizing the small proportion of glioblastoma cells behind the aggressiveness and treatment resistance of the brain tumor.

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PhysOrg Weblog

New study from Harvard identifies transgender health disparities

Transgender individuals are medically underserved and their healthcare needs incompletely understood in part because they represent a subpopulation whose health is rarely monitored by U.S. national surveillance systems.

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Related Topix: Transgender, Medicine, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Mount Sinai, NY

PhysOrg Weblog

Casual marijuana use linked to brain abnormalities in students

Young adults who used marijuana only recreationally showed significant abnormalities in two key brain regions that are important in emotion and motivation, scientists report.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Medicine, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Northwestern University

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