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Pediatrics Corner: Why doctors recommend HPV vaccine for pre-teens

Pediatrics Corner: Why doctors recommend HPV vaccine for pre-teens

A new version of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine protects against twice as many cancers as the existing formula, according to new research in the New England Journal of Medicine, but the vaccination rate against HPV continues to be low. Pediatrician Anne Powell helps families understand how the vaccine works and why doctors recommend it for pre-teens.

UMass Medical School recognized for preparing youth for jobs

UMass Medical School recognized for preparing youth for jobs

In recognition of its strong commitment to youth workforce development, UMass Medical School has been awarded the 2014 Growing and Readying Our Workforce (GROW) Award from the Central Massachusetts Workforce Investment Board.

New study, co-authored by Sybil Crawford, finds hot flashes can persist for many years

New study, co-authored by Sybil Crawford, finds hot flashes can persist for many years

A JAMA Internal Medicine study co-authored by Sybil Crawford, PhD, finds that hot flashes can last years longer than previously expected, and the earlier they start the longer they last. The finding has major implications for treating and managing menopausal vasomotor symptoms long-term. 

When it comes to diets, one simple change can be effective

When it comes to diets, one simple change can be effective

A UMMS clinical trial found that a simple, high-fiber diet produced clinically significant weight loss, lowered blood pressure and improved insulin resistance—results comparable to those produced by the American Heart Association diet, according to results of the study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Expert’s Corner: Impact of dietary cholesterol ‘overrated’

Expert’s Corner: Impact of dietary cholesterol ‘overrated’

The impact of cholesterol in an individual’s diet has long been “overrated,” according to preventive cardiologist Ira Ockene, MD, who supports a new federal recommendation to lift the decades-old limit on cholesterol consumption from the government’s dietary guidelines.

27th annual MLK tribute honors service, civility and diversity

27th annual MLK tribute honors service, civility and diversity

The annual observation highlighted the many ways in which members of the UMMS and UMass Memorial community serve their patients and communities. 

IOM President Victor J. Dzau to deliver 2015 commencement address at UMass Medical School

IOM President Victor J. Dzau to deliver 2015 commencement address at UMass Medical School

Victor J. Dzau, MD, president of the Institute of Medicine, will deliver the commencement address at UMass Medical School’s 42nd Commencement Exercises on May 31.

UMass Medical School, WPI developing smartphone app to address stress eating

UMass Medical School, WPI developing smartphone app to address stress eating

Sherry Pagoto, PhD, of UMMS, and Bengisu Tulu, PhD, of the WPI Foisie School of Business, are principal investigators for a $2 million NIH grant that will fund the research and development of a state of the art app for weight and stress management. 

UMass Medical School volunteers help bring science to print disabled

UMass Medical School volunteers help bring science to print disabled

For nearly a decade, UMMS volunteers have used the Science Journal to share research and discovery with the visually impaired and physically disabled. 

Emergency Department a good place to help people who want to quit smoking

Emergency Department a good place to help people who want to quit smoking

People don’t go to hospital emergency departments to stop smoking. But a new study from UMMS shows the emergency room can be an opportune setting to reach smokers and connect them with resources to quit.

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