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UMMS Sidekicks program a model for NYU

The UMMS Sidekicks program fosters long term relationships for medical students that teach valuable lessons in the personal side of medicine—and is the model NYU will follow.

Flu season expected to hit area within weeks

The seasonal flu season is expected to hit New England within the next few weeks, said UMass Medical School infectious disease expert Robert W. Finberg, MD.

Research piling up against use of multivitamins

The latest research on multivitamins shows what experts including UMass Medical School cardiologist Ira Ockene, MD, have long suspected: Daily multivitamins offer no help in preventing heart disease, nor do they prevent a decline in cognition in aging men. The new research was published Dec. 17 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Expert's Corner: Winter’s dark makes some especially SAD

Psychiatrist Kristina Deligiannidis, MD, talks about Seasonal Affective Disorder, a form of major depression that affects 10 percent of the population.

Winter Ball fundraiser spotlights CANDO Clinic

Nathan Mehlhouse was diagnosed with autism at age 5 and has shown significant progress since his parents began taking him to UMass Medical School’s Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders (CANDO) Clinic, which was the beneficiary of the Fund-A-Need auction at the 2013 Winter Ball on Dec. 6.

Jan Cellucci speaks of late husband Paul’s battle against ALS

In a rare public speech, Jan Cellucci said her late husband Paul, the former Massachusetts governor and U.S. ambassador to Canada, hoped his campaign to fund a cure for ALS wouldn’t end with his death from the disease.

UMMS to test ‘bionic pancreas’

Employees at UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Health Care with type 1 diabetes will be eligible to participate in a clinical trial of an artificial pancreas developed by a Boston University biomedical engineer.

There is still time to invest in your community through COMECC

In the COMECC campaign, every contribution matters and even a small donation can make a big difference. The campaign is off to a good start, but more donations are needed to reach the goal by Nov. 27.

Justin Maykel on colorectal cancer: The key is prevention

In this Expert’s Corner video, colon and rectal surgeon Justin Maykel talks about the importance of screening for colorectal cancer, which is 90 percent preventable.

Highly accomplished young professional credits Boys and Girls Club

Carolina Correa credits the Boys and Girls Club with helping her not only turn her life around, but helping her become a shining example for others. The organization is one of more than 1,000 supported by the COMECC campaign.

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