Category: mental health

Weekend Links

We’ve hand-picked a mix of Massachusetts General Hospital and other research-related news and stories for your weekend reading enjoyment: Learning to See – A new artificial intelligence technique developed by researchers at the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging dramatically improves the quality of medical imaging. How to help manage your anxiety naturally with food – Being ...

Celebrating Women in Science and Medicine: Interview with Daphne Holt

During the month of March, Massachusetts General Hospital is celebrating Women’s History Month by highlighting our outstanding women scientists, physicians and staff members. In the coming weeks we’ll be sharing a few of their profiles, and be sure to visit the women’s history month landing page to see the full series. Daphne Holt, MD, PhD ...

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Weekend Links

We’ve hand-picked a mix of Massachusetts General Hospital and other research-related news and stories for your weekend reading enjoyment: Vanishing Bone: The Medical Mystery That Could Have Derailed Millions Of Hip Replacements – The twist-filled backstory of disaster averted as told by former Mass General chief of joint replacement surgery Dr. William H. Harris Standard Age For Mammograms Puts Nonwhite ...

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Weekend Links

We’ve hand-picked a mix of Massachusetts General Hospital and other research-related news and stories for your weekend reading enjoyment: How to wake up in a good mood every day – The Society of American Florists, in conjunction with Nancy Etcoff, an investigator at Mass General, conducted a six-month study into how keeping flowers in the ...

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Weekend Links

We’ve hand-picked a mix of Massachusetts General Hospital and other research-related news and stories for your weekend reading enjoyment: Tiny Marvels – Miniature versions of organs help scientists understand disease and fine-tune treatments in ways that work in mice can’t match. Global C-Section Rates on the Rise – Caesarean section rates have increased in most countries during the past ...

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Research Your Resolution: Reduce Your Stress and Anxiety with Meditation

Sara Lazar, PhD, is an investigator in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital who is using brain imaging technology to measure the effects of meditation on brain structure. To learn more about her work, please visit her laboratory website. If you want to reduce your level of stress and anxiety in 2018, our ...

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Research Your Resolution: Focus on Your Mental Health, Especially As You Age

Jennifer Gatchel MD, PhD, is a geriatric psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital and an investigator in the Department of Psychiatry at Mass General. She works with adults ages 60 and over to help them cope with life’s transitions. Read more about her research. Although dementia is on the rise, it is not ...

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Gatchel Untangles the Causes of Mood and Anxiety Symptoms and Loss of Brain Function in Aging Populations

Massachusetts General Hospital researcher Jennifer Gatchel, MD, PhD, is using brain imaging technology to learn more about the connections between mental illness and cognitive decline in aging populations. Often referred to as the golden years, life after retirement can sometimes turn out to be less than sunny. Dramatic lifestyle changes such as admittance to an ...

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Kamryn Eddy Finds Hope for Patients with Eating Disorders

The people we encounter early in life can often have a profound impact on our future. For Massachusetts General Hospital psychologist Dr. Kamryn Eddy, a childhood friend influenced her career trajectory. “I had a close friend in high school who had anorexia,” says Dr. Eddy. “As a result, she had a number of health concerns, ...

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Brain Imaging Studies Provide New Insights into Biological Basis of Behaviors in Schizophrenia and Autism

Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital are using brain imaging technology to learn more about how individuals with autism and schizophrenia view the world through different lenses. Imagine sitting alone in an empty movie theater. Just before the film starts, another person comes in and takes the seat right next to you, even though there are ...