U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren met with Chancellor Michael Collins, UMass Memorial Health Care President and CEO Eric Dickson, UMMS faculty, students and several local officials on Friday, March 7, to tour the world-class research laboratories on campus and discuss the importance of federal research funding.
At the Second Year Oath Ceremony on Wednesday, March 5, members of the Class of 2016 recited an oath they wrote collectively as a class, pledging to “always remember that medicine is an art, not strictly defined by the diseases that we study or the illnesses that we treat, but by the patients whom we are privileged to serve.”
The revised nutrition labels proposed by the Food and Drug Administration, featuring prominent calorie counts and more realistic portion sizes, are a welcome change to clinical psychologist Sherry Pagoto, PhD, as she helps teach weight loss patients about healthy eating habits.
Justin Maykel, MD, has been a crusader for colorectal cancer screening for almost a decade and in that time, he has seen colorectal cancers fatalities decline, but nowhere near enough. In an op-ed published in the Telegram and Gazette on March 4, he highlights the importance of screening for a cancer that is 90 percent preventable. March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.
A team of UMass Medical School researchers is developing tools for the classroom and clinic to help teach communications skills to nonverbal children on the autism spectrum who struggle to understand that pictures relate to real-life objects or events.
Tobacco policy expert Tina Grosowsky explains why youth will be the biggest beneficiaries of the landmark decision by leading retail pharmacy chain CVS Caremark to stop selling all tobacco products this fall.
To improve human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination rates, health care providers should actively address the concerns of parents who initially delay or refuse the vaccine for their adolescent daughters because many may eventually change their minds, according to a study by a UMass Medical School researcher and colleagues at the Centers for Disease Control.
Community Case Management, a service created by UMMS to help keep medically complex children with their families instead of in pediatric nursing homes, is assisting nearly 700 children and young adults, according to an article in the Sunday Boston Globe.
In this Expert’s Corner video, physician-scientist Marcus Cooper explains the function of brown fat and how it might help reduce diabetes and heart disease.
Alarming new data on indoor tanning show 59 percent of college students and 35 percent of adults have used tanning beds, which researchers estimate will result in more than 400,000 cases of skin cancer a year. Professor Mary Maloney explains the risk of tanning beds in this Expert’s Corner video.