Chris DiGiovanni, MD, chief of the Foot and Ankle Services at Mass General and Newton Wellesley Hospital, shares his vision for the field. [ Link ]

Foot and Ankle – A Growing Specialty
“Although we are fairly certain that there is a genetic component, there are many pathways for an individual to arrive at autism’s final destination,” says Dr. Alessio Fasano, director of the Center for Celiac Research and Treatment. “What might dispose one person to develop Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) – either pre- or post-natally – might have no such effect on another person."

Study finds alterations in both blood-brain barrier and intestinal permeability in individuals with autism
Heart disease remains the number one killer of women in the United States; taking the lives of more women every year than men. Join Dr. Nandita Scott on Monday, February 27th at noon in the Blum Patient and Family Center (White building, First Floor, Room 110) at the Massachusetts General Hospital main campus as she presents Prevention of Heart Disease. Dr. Scott will discuss the differences...
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Maxwell & Eleanor Blum Patient and Family Learning Center - Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
A growing body of research strongly suggests that a positive attitude can improve a patient’s chances of recovering from major medical events such as a heart attack.

Optimism May Help You Survive a Heart Attack
In a recent The New England Journal of Medicine article, Mass General’s chief of medicine Dr. Katrina Armstrong talks about the free exchange of ideas, experience and perspectives that is fundamental to patient care, training and research, and is strengthened by diverse teams. This “medical exchange” occurs across diverse geographies and backgrounds in the United States.

International Exchange and American Medicine — NEJM
At the recent Martin Luther King Jr. Gospel Breakfast, five Mass General employees and one from Spaulding Rehabilitation Network were honored as 2017 YMCA of Greater Boston Achievers. To be named YMCA Achievers, individuals must have a demonstrated history of professional achievement and the potential for future development. In addition, each Achiever must commit to at least 40 hours of...
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Leading with love
Send a message of love to Mass General. Show them how much you appreciate their amazing work with a donation to the MGH Fund today!

Thank you for sharing your love with the Mass General community
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), two-thirds of the planet does not have access to basic radiology services like X-rays and ultrasounds. Read the article in The Atlantic about the "global radiology gap" and what initiatives like Mass General’s Global Imaging Health Programs are doing to close it.

Most of the World Doesn't Have Access to X-Rays
We are honored that the Russell Museum at MGH got a shout out from as one of Boston’s great, unsung museums! The museum is free to the public and open Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm and Saturdays April through October from 11am-5pm.

A tour guide says these are the 3 best Boston museums you haven’t heard of yet
Jessica Diaz had a stroke caused by a small hole in the heart, which had allowed a blood clot to travel to her brain. As a young and active mother of two, Jessica worked with a team of Mass General doctors to not only repair her heart, but determine a treatment plan to minimize future health risks.

Jessica’s Story: A Stroke Survivor

As a fitness instructor, Jessica Diaz never thought she’d face a stroke—especially at such a young age. But after teaching two morning classes, she felt a sh...

Restaurant eating is one of many environmental influences that affect heart health, says a Mass General cardiologist.

MGH Cardiologist Shares Tips for Heart Health
As a fitness enthusiast and somebody who needed to travel internationally for work, Vicky tried everything to relieve the intense pain she felt in her neck. When nothing else was working, Vicky came to see Dr. Thomas Cha at the Orthopaedic Spine Center at Mass General. Watch Vicky tell her story: [ Link ]

Dr. Thomas Cha, Orthopaedic Spine Center, Mass General - Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
A team of researchers from Mass General and the Ragon Institute have discovered that the bacteria found in a woman’s genital tract can greatly impact her risk of acquiring HIV. In fact, the most common bacterial community found in the genital tract of healthy South African women is associated with a more than four-fold increase in risk.

Bacterial communities of the female genital tract impact HIV infection risk
In honor of the 100th anniversary of Cardiology at Mass General last October, Dr. Malissa J. Wood, co-director of the Corrigan Women's Heart Health Program, discusses the legacy of Paul Dudley White, who founded the Mass General Cardiology Division in 1916.

A Legacy of Cardiac Care at Mass General - Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
What are the financial implications of raising a child with Down Syndrome? A new study featured on WCVB Channel 5 Boston and conducted by MassGeneral Hospital Down Syndrome Program's co-director Dr. Brian Skotko, may have surprising results to expectant parents and their physicians.

New study examines medical cost of caring for Down syndrome child
When Sean Sullivan arrived at the Emergency Department at Mass General, doctors immediately recognized the symptoms of a pulmonary embolism and activated the Pulmonary Embolism Response Team (PERT). With a single call, dozens of Mass General doctors from different specialties were notified of his condition and quickly discussed a treatment plan. [ Link ]
Mass General hosted Boston Police Commissioner, William B. Evans, and two officers from the Boston Police Department this morning at the Russell Museum at MGH for a presentation honoring the hospital’s efforts to save the lives of two officers who were critically injured in the line of duty last fall. Drs. George Velmahos and David King of the Division of Trauma, Emergency Surgery and Surgical...
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One hundred years ago, Paul Dudley White, MD — the acclaimed father of modern cardiology — founded the nation’s first cardiac unit at Mass General. Since then, generations of Mass General cardiologists have followed with their own influential contributions to the fight against heart disease. Deaths from heart attacks have gone down about 75 percent in the past 50 years.

Mass General Cardiology Ready for Rising Heart Disease
With the growth of the opioid epidemic, the number of babies born with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome in Massachusetts has also increased. The nurses in Mass General’s Special Care Nursery work with the parents of these infants to help them provide better care and are creating new systems to help cut down on the time these babies have to spend in the NICU.

As number of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome cases increase, hospitals look to care for both mother and baby
It's that time again....CUPCAKES!
Today we have cupcakes from J.P. Licks, Cupcake City-Reading, Party Favors, Lyndell's Bakery, and the Spunky Baker! We're open for whole blood from 7:30am - 5:30pm. Hope to see you soon!
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