April is Alcohol Awareness Month, which was founded to create awareness and understanding of alcohol use disorder and to share information about its causes and effective treatment. Learn more about alcohol use disorder with this video featuring Dr. Sarah Wakeman, medical director of the Mass General Substance Use Disorders Initiative.
April is Alcohol Awareness Month which was founded to create awareness and

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We are happy to announce that this year's Aspire Gala helped raised 2.6 million dollars for programs supporting autism. Aspire is MassGeneral Hospital for Children's highly successful, therapeutically-based program at the MGH Lurie Center for Autism. Read more about the success of the night: [ Massgeneral.org Link ]
We are happy to announce that this years Aspire Gala helped raised

Aspire Gala Raises $2.6 Million for Autism Support Programs

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Kyan Safavi, MD, MBA, is a resident in the Mass General Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine Department at Massachusetts General Hospital. Prior to his residency at Mass General, Kyan received his Doctor of Medicine (MD) and Masters in Business Administration (MBA) degree at Yale University. Learn more about why he selected Mass General and the projects he is working on as a resident.
Kyan Safavi MD MBA is a resident in the Mass General Anesthesia

Anesthesia Resident Spotlight: Kyan Safavi, MD, MBA

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Study participants received either electro-acupuncture at the affected hand, at the ankle opposite the affected hand or sham electro-acupuncture with placebo needles near the affected hand. Results were measured before and after eight weeks of therapy sessions (16 sessions total) using a questionnaire and MRI scans.
Study participants received either electroacupuncture at the affected hand at the ankle

Acupuncture Measurably Improves Carpal Tunnel Outcomes

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We all know the importance of screening for cancer, but it’s also important not to over-screen. Dr. Kate Johnston, PCP with Women’s Health Associates, discusses the importance and implications of cancer screening for women as they age. Learn more about meeting the health challenges of midlife at the Midlife Women’s Health Center’s annual community conference on April 25th. The conference is...
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We all know the importance of screening for cancer but its also

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In 2014, Barbara Porter was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and was transferred to Mass General. The characterization of her leukemia provided an experimental treatment option that has been successful. The leukemia is in remission in part due to the extensive laboratory testing results provided by Mass General Pathology.

When asked about the choice she made regarding treatment,...
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In 2014 Barbara Porter was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia AML and
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Stress can have a big impact on the body, but there is also great power in the human mind to create a healing state when stress is controlled, according to Dr. Eva Selhub, Former Medical Director of the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at MGH. Learn more about the benefits of mindfulness, particularly at menopause and beyond, at the Midlife Women’s Health Center’s annual community...
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Stress can have a big impact on the body but there is

The Mind Body Approach to Midlife - Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

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Two inspiring veterans, Karl Hinnet and Major Ivan Castro, are joining forces to run the Boston Marathon and the London Marathon just six days apart, to raise awareness for veteran mental health in support of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry’s Heads Together Campaign. This year, Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program, has been chosen to be...
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Two inspiring veterans Karl Hinnet and Major Ivan Castro are joining forces

Home Base Receives Royal Foundation Support at 2017 Boston Marathon

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With April vacation this week, many families are looking forward to tropical or snowy getaways. MGH Aspire frequently hears questions from parents on how best to navigate the challenges of air travel.
With April vacation this week many families are looking forward to tropical

Taking Flight for April Vacation - Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

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A study led by a Massachusetts General Hospital pediatrician finds that children ages 3 to 7 who don’t get enough sleep are more likely to have problems with attention, emotional control and peer relationships in mid-childhood.
A study led by a Massachusetts General Hospital pediatrician finds that children

Insufficient sleep in early childhood may lead to cognitive, behavioral problems in later years

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Did you know that April is Alcohol Awareness Month? The Mass General Substance Use Disorders (SUDs) Initiative is focused on re-designing care to give patients access to readily-available, standardized treatment for substance use disorders. From a transitional outpatient addiction clinic to recovery coaches, find out how the SUDs Initiative is changing lives.
Did you know that April is Alcohol Awareness Month The Mass General

Substance Use Disorders Initiative - Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

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With 1 in every 68 children born in this country diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), parents and researchers alike are looking for causes and treatment options for this complex condition. Find out what scientists from Massachusetts General Hospital learned about the blood-brain barrier and 'leaky gut' and how their findings may help us to better understand the development of ASD.
With 1 in every 68 children born in this country diagnosed with

Five Things to Know: The Blood-Brain Barrier, Intestinal Permeability and Autism

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Did you know that your sleep position can affect your well being? Find out which positions will offer you the best night’s sleep in this Marie Claire article.
Did you know that your sleep position can affect your well being

Sleep Positions: How And Why They Effect Your Sleep

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The health needs of women change as we age, and the multidisciplinary Midlife Women’s Health Center was created at Mass General to meet those unique needs. On Tuesday, April 25th the center will present their annual community conference. Presenters will discuss how to meet the unique needs of women at menopause and beyond. This year’s topics include maintaining strong bones, the importance of...
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The health needs of women change as we age and the multidisciplinary

Midlife Women: Staying Healthy And Well - Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

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Mass General's Boston Marathon partnership with John Hancock hits a remarkable milestone this year. Thanks to the financial services company’s enduring generosity, 2017 marks the 20th year in which the Mass General Marathon Teams have run the Boston Marathon to support the hospital’s programs. Read more:[ Massgeneral.org Link ]
Mass Generals Boston Marathon partnership with John Hancock hits a remarkable milestone

Mass General's Boston Marathon Partnership with John Hancock Marks 20 Years.

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Good luck to all of our runners at the 2017 Boston Marathon today. We are so lucky to have so many runners raising funds and awareness for the programs at Mass General. Wish them luck in the comments below!
Good luck to all of our runners at the 2017 Boston Marathon
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Patients and their siblings, including patient Liam Stark, age 3, were treated to an egg-cellent adventure at the 13th annual Spring Egg Hunt earlier this week.

More than 30 children scoured the Healing Garden in Yawkey for colorful plastic eggs filled with candy, temporary tattoos, costume jewelry and more trinkets, stashing their goodies in pillow cases donated by Ryan's Case for Smiles....
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A petition started with ordinary loose-leaf paper, numbered from 1-200. A patient was on a mission to fill those spaces with enough signatures for Elizabeth Duquette to run the 2017 Boston Marathon. She will be running tomorrow for Mass General. Good luck Elizabeth!
A petition started with ordinary looseleaf paper numbered from 1200 A patient

Patient Inspires Runner to Tackle Boston Marathon

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Helen van Riel wants to support the medical professionals who kept her “favorite person in the world” alive and healthy by running the 2017 Boston Marathon on Monday to support Mass General.
Helen van Riel wants to support the medical professionals who kept her

Boston Marathon Runner Grateful for Mom's Care

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On Saturday, April 22, thousands of supporters are expected to come together on the Boston Common from 2-4pm for the March for Science, an event also taking place in Washington, DC, and in more than 400 cities around the world. The Boston March for Science will celebrate the discovery, understanding and sharing of scientific knowledge. Several groups from Massachusetts General Hospital are...
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On Saturday April 22 thousands of supporters are expected to come together

Join Us the the Boston March for Science - Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

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