Ryan Foley wants to help future patients receive the same care that Mass General provided his dad. He is running with the Mass General Marathon Team for Emergency Response at the 2017 Boston Marathon.
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Dad's Care Motivates Boston Marathon Runner

In practice women are often the primary focus of infertility testing and treatments. Men tend to get tested less frequently, but now there’s an app for that. Dr. John Petrozza, head of Mass General’s Fertility Center, and embryologist Charles Bormann are part of the team behind the development of a new smartphone app and associated device that allows men to do in-home sperm testing with 98%...
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Sperm count via smartphone? Yes, it’s a thing. - The Boston Globe

Dr. Marcela G. Del Carmen, MPH, is a Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology at Harvard Medical School and Chief Medical Officer for the Massachusetts General Hospital Physician Organization. She leads over 3,200 physician members and she’s authored over 160 papers in peer-reviewed literature. Read more about her story.

Q&A with Marcela G. del Carmen, MD, MPH

To make the hospital experience easier for children and adults with autism, MassGeneral Hospital for Children created the Autism Care Collaborative (ACC). This program focuses on improving care for patients with autism and those transitioning to adult care, making them feel safer. In addition, the ACC is designing guidelines to increase awareness among the general public and health care...
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Mass General Boosts Autism Awareness

Back pain is one of the most common reasons that people go to the doctor. New guidelines from the American College of Physicians (ACP) encourage people to try yoga, massage or exercise before reaching for pills. Dr. Steven Atlas, primary care doctor at Massachusetts General Hospital, says, “We are moving away from simple fixes like a pill to a more complex view that involves a lot of lifestyle...
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Got Back Pain? Try Yoga Or Massage Before Reaching For The Pills

Dr. Frances J. Bonner was the first female African American physician to train on a service at Mass General and the first to join the hospital’s faculty in the Department of Psychiatry. She is remembered today as a pioneer in crossing both racial and gender barriers in medicine. Learn more about her story and the legacy she left at Mass General.

Frances J. Bonner, MD

Orange juice and Emergen-C may not be your only defenses against cold and flu season. A new study from Massachusetts General Hospital says vitamin D supplements may be an essential component to staying healthy in this recent Boston Magazine article.

Vitamin D May Keep You Healthy This Winter

President Donald Trump's proposed budget for Fiscal 2018, which calls for a 20% reduction in funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), would have a devastating effect on medical research at Massachusetts General Hospital and across the country, says Harry W. Orf, PhD, senior vice president for research.

Proposed NIH Budget Cuts would Greatly Impact the Research Landscape - Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Did you know that March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month? Mass General's Colorectal Surgery Program offers expert surgical care, including minimally invasive procedures. Our surgeons are board-certified, Harvard Medical School-affiliated physicians who perform some of the highest volumes of colorectal surgery and laparoscopic colorectal surgery in New England. Learn more here: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Colorectal Surgery Program - Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Congratulations to Dr. Elsie Taveras, chief of General Pediatrics, who was recently appointed as professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School.

“I’m honored to be part of the rich tradition of education at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and to be a senior faculty member in my home department of Pediatrics at MassGeneral Hospital for Children,” says Dr. Taveras, who is the first Latina to...
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Most parents of picky eaters hope their children will grow out of it, but new research suggests that some picky eaters may be battling an eating disorder known as “Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder.” Dr. Kamryn Eddy, co-director of Mass General’s Eating Disorders Clinical and Research Program, is currently conducting a study to determine what triggers the disorder to find better ways...
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Is your 'picky eater' actually struggling with an eating disorder?

A Mass General researcher has identified an often-overlooked segment of the population frequently suffers repeated traumatic brain injuries. [ Massgeneral.org Link ]

Researcher Studies Brain Injuries in Women with Abusive Partners

Model Tess Holliday struck a nerve with fans with a recent Instagram post that showed her struggle to do it all as a parent juggling family and work demands. Dr. Allison Baker of Mass General’s Center for Women's Health reassures readers that it’s very normal for moms to have days when they're totally worn out by motherhood. "The majority of women have that experience," she says.

Tess Holliday's Emotional Instagram Post Shows the Realities of Motherhood

A new Mass General research study has identified an often-overlooked segment of the population that frequently suffers traumatic brain injuries—women who are victims of domestic violence. Learn what the study found and how one researcher hopes to help.

Helping the Hidden Victims of Traumatic Brain Injury - Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Dr. A. Holly Johnson is an Orthopedic Surgeon, Foot and Ankle Specialist at Massachusetts General Hospital. She knows firsthand what it takes to balance the rigors of being a surgeon and a mom. She believes it is crucial for women to have support to accomplish all of their goals, and encourages other women to reach out and mentor younger female physicians in their individual field. Learn more...
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Q&A with Anne Holly Johnson, MD

Proteins are the workhorses of the body. But they’re so small—just a few nanometers in length—that it’s immensely difficult to see them. Refinements in a method called cryo-EM (cryo-electron microscopy), however, offer a promising new window into the shape of proteins: [ Protomag.com Link ]

To Catch a Protein

A new egg-hibernation technique could potentially be used as a general contraceptive, or to lengthen a woman's fertile years and delay menopause, according to a new study co-authored by Mass General reproductive biologist Dr. David Pepin and developmental biologist Dr. Patricia Donahue.

Egg-Hibernating Technique Could Keep Women's Eggs Fresh

When you put on weight, do the pounds show up at your waistline or on your hips? The answer could have long-term implications for your risk of developing coronary heart disease (CHD) and Type 2 diabetes.

Body Type Linked to Risk of Heart Disease, Diabetes

Childbirth culture in the United States has long been divided among two camps—“natural” vs. “medical”. A new recommendation from The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG National), authored by Mass General’s chief of OB/GYN, Dr. Jeff Ecker, aims to bridge the rift by calling for maternity care providers to consider a wide range of approaches with low-risk pregnancies.

New Birth Guidelines Aim to Give Women More Control During Labor and Delivery

Heavy lifting at work and working nightshifts may take a toll on women's fertility, according to a new study by researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health that examined data from women seeking fertility treatments at Mass General.

Women’s fertility may decrease with physically demanding or shift work