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10/9/2015: Emergency department CT scans can change physicians’ diagnoses and management decisions A study from the MGH Institute for Technology Assessment finds that, after viewing CT scan results, physicians in the emergency departments of four major academic medical centers made key changes in clinical decision-making for patients with symptoms frequently seen in emergency rooms.

10/8/2015: When should pediatric residents consult their supervisors on issues that come up after hours? Resident physicians responsible for the care of hospital patients are always able to call a supervising senior physician for advice on handling situations that may come up, but which situations require immediate consultation and which can wait can sometimes be unclear. A new study from MGHfC finds significant discrepancies between pediatric residents and supervising physicians regarding when supervisors should be called to help with specific after-hours situations.

9/13/15: Aspects of patient/physician interaction may contribute to improvement of heartburn symptoms The results of a small study of patients being treated for chronic heartburn suggest that the longer, more comprehensive interaction that is typical of visits with complementary and integrative medicine providers may result in greater symptom relief than conventional visits.

9/29/15: Mass. General investigator Bradley Bernstein, MD, PhD, a recipient of Paul Marks Prize for Cancer Research MGH Department of Pathology and Cancer Center investigator Bradley Bernstein, MD, PhD, is one of three recipients of the 2015 Paul Marks Prize for Cancer Research, given by the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

9/26/15: Genetic profiles of brain metastases differ from those of primary tumors A new study finds that, while brain metastases share some genetic characteristics with the primary tumors from which they originated, they also carry unique genetic mutations, indicating that the evolutionary pathways of the metastatic and the primary tumors have diverged, which may change sensitivities to targeted therapy drugs.

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10/05/2015: Racial inequality even affects how long we wait for the doctor Washington Post
quotes MGH investigator Alexander Green

10/05/2015: Medical Community Reacts to Hospital Bombing in Afghanistan NECN
video report featuring MGH physician Hilarie Cranmer

10/05/2015: Just my type? The reason we find certain people attractive
coverage of study co-led by MGH investigator Laura Germine

10/05/2015: Don't Eat Dirt Forbes
coverage of journal case report co-authored by MGH physicians Marcia Goldberg, David Dudzinski and Gilberto Gonzalez

10/05/2015: Crucible of cancer forges stronger bond between John Farrell, Torey Lovullo ESPN
coverage of Red Sox manager John Farrell’s cancer treatment led by MGH physician Larry Ronan

10/05/2015: Alkermes earns FDA approval for long-acting, injectable schizophrenia drug Boston Business Journal
quotes MGH psychiatrist David Henderson

10/05/2015: Blue Cross extends revised contracts for care Boston Globe
quotes Rich Copp of Partners HealthCare