Bone health specialists typically spend their time trying to figure how to slow or stop the bone loss that leads to osteoporosis. What if they could find a new way to stimulate the growth of new bone tissue instead?
Helen Riess, MD, Mass General researcher and practicing psychiatrist, conducted research and developed a training to teach clinicians empathy skills to use in their practice.
Imagine your surprise if you needed heart surgery and were told your cardiac surgeon would be using the same technique their predecessors used in the 1940s. Thankfully, techniques for heart surgery have come a long way in 70 years. The same cannot be said for Mohs surgery — a procedure for removing skin cancer on […]
If you break your arm, you go to a doctor to seek treatment. But if you’re experiencing symptoms of mental illness, the next step isn’t always as clear, especially for minority populations. With language barriers, insurance concerns and cultural stigma against discussing mental illness, it’s not surprising that among Latinos with a mental disorder, fewer […]
Thirty-six minutes. That is the average time it takes for a person who has entered a hospital’s emergency department to reach an operating room. For a patient suffering from an exsanguinating, noncompressible abdominal hemorrhage – a severe, life-threatening trauma – that is 36 minutes of continued blood loss. What if there was a way to […]
You may not realize it, but each time you take a squirt of water from a sports bottle or sip a milkshake through a straw, your body is performing a series of coordinated actions known as suck, swallow and breathe (SSB). In most people—even most newborn babies—this process is managed without much conscious control. However, […]
Massachusetts General Hospital recently launched a new podcast called “Charged,” featuring some of the hospital’s leading female voices. The podcast is devoted to showcasing the passion and talent of Mass General staff, while uncovering stories of the relentless daily pursuit to break boundaries and provide exceptional care. In the first episode, Katrina Armstrong, MD, physician-in-chief, discusses […]
Every year, Nursing Research Day – hosted by the Yvonne L. Munn Center for Nursing Research at Massachusetts General Hospital -provides an opportunity to showcase and celebrate the inspiring and impactful research being conducted by Mass General nurses. This year, in addition to the Yvonne L. Munn Nursing Research Lecture and Awards ceremony, 45 […]
When a patient has strep throat, their care provider knows which antibiotics to prescribe to cure the ailment. But when a disease has no known cure, as is the case with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), research often becomes part of clinical care. “There are still a lot of limitations in terms of what we can […]
April is National Minority Health Month, a national initiative led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that is designed to find ways to ensure that all patients have equal access to healthcare regardless of their race or ethnic background. To help raise awareness of health care disparities that continue to affect racial […]