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UMMS primary care physician explains ACA changes in 2014

In this Expert’s Corner, primary care physician Ron Adler reviews improvements the Affordable Care Act is bringing to preventive care on New Year’s Day.

A long shot pays off

After others said it was impossible, Jeanne Lawrence, PhD, silenced the extra chromosome in Down syndrome in the lab.

‘Functional’ HIV cure offers real hope

Katherine Luzuriaga, MD, says ‘functional’ cure of HIV in infants may transform treatment of a still-deadly disease.

Different approaches, similar determination: Two UMMS researchers rock the scientific world

Reports of two scientific breakthroughs by UMass Medical School researchers and their colleagues continue to make international headlines, one involving a “functional” cure of a HIV-positive baby, and the other offering hope that the extra chromosome responsible for Down syndrome might be silenced. These are explored in stories published in December in the 2013 annual report edition of UMass Med Magazine.

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.

Finberg: Antibacterial products no better against germs than basic soap

Antibacterial soap has never been shown to be more effective than ordinary soap and water, and may be contributing to antibiotic resistance, according to UMMS infectious disease expert Robert W. Finberg, MD.

Saczynski concerned by report that many ICU patients develop Alzheimer’s-like symptoms

The dramatic reports of a recent study concluding that delirium leads to lingering cognitive impairments in three out of four patients hospitalized in an intensive care unit are consistent with findings from similar research conducted at UMass Medical School by neuroepidemiologist Jane Saczynski, PhD.

UMMS autism expert says new eye tracking research ‘an important indicator’

Autism researcher Teresa Mitchell, PhD, comments on a recent study that found autism spectrum disorder indicators might begin to show up in infants as young as 2 months old.

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