Category: Health Outcomes, Disparities and Population Health Research

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The Fatherhood Project Works to Engage New Dads

Ask an expecting dad what resources he needs to become a parent, and he may tell you he wants information on how to contribute to his partner’s healthy pregnancy, or for a list of practical parenting skills. He also might tell you it would be nice to have a bar to order drinks from in […]

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Many U.S. Travelers Don’t Get Measles Shot

A study led by Massachusetts General Hospital investigators found that many U.S adults travel abroad without first getting the full recommended course of measles vaccines. Researchers are now looking to find ways to increase the vaccination rate in order to protect travelers and the people they come in contact with back home. The measles virus […]

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Using Plain Language to Help Patients Cope with Cancer

So many questions run through a patients mind when they’re diagnosed with cancer. Now two Mass General doctors from the Cancer Center and the Division of Palliative Care are hoping to help answer those questions using clear and simple language. David Ryan, MD, an oncologist, and Vicki Jackson, MD, MPH, a palliative care physician, have […]

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A New Strategy for Assessing Sleep Apnea Risk in Individuals with Down Syndrome

Investigators at the MassGeneral Hospital for Children have developed a promising new method for assessing the risk of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in children with Down syndrome. The new method, which employs information that can be gathered during a visit to a primary care physician, could help to reduce the need for overnight sleep studies, […]

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Dr. Stanford Addresses Barriers and Disparities in Obesity Treatment

April is National Minority Health Month—a time to raise awareness on issues impacting health disparities and health equity in America. Learn how Mass General’s Dr. Fatima Cody Stanford is addressing barriers and disparities by taking a holistic approach to both treat and advocate for patients who have obesity.

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Celebrating the Role of Women in Science and Much More

Interested in the newest research studies and hot topics? Check out the latest issues of “From the Lab Bench”, a monthly newsletter from the Office of the Scientific Director at the Mass General Research Institute, and “Research Roundup”,  our monthly recap of the latest biomedical research news. In this month’s issue of From the Lab Bench, we […]

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Adhering to Treatment During Adolescence Keeps HIV-Positive Youth on Healthier Track

As HIV therapies have improved in recent decades, we are now seeing the first generation of youth who were born with the disease, or acquired it shortly after birth, live to adulthood.

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The Secret to a Healthier, Happier Life is Priceless, According to Harvard Study

We’ve all been told that certain habits, like eating a well-balanced diet or getting enough sleep, are beneficial for our long-term health. But how do our relationships with others impact our overall well-being? A nearly 80-year-old Harvard study has some good news for social butterflies. “Our relationships and how happy we are in our relationships […]

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Re-Thinking Mental Health Treatment: World Health Day 2017

Did you know that more than 300 million people worldwide live with depression? That number has increased 18% between 2005 and 2015, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). With such staggering numbers, it’s no surprise that WHO has chosen depression as its theme for this year’s World Health Day, which is celebrated today, April […]

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Are You Actually Allergic to Penicillin? Researchers Find New Methods to Confirm Antibiotic Allergies

First let’s define a few key words: Penicillin: Penicillin is an antibiotic treatment that is effective at getting rid of common bacterial infections and treat skin, ear, sinus and upper respiratory tract infections. Cephalosporin and Amoxicillin: Antibiotics similar to penicillin. What’s the issue researchers wanted to address? “10 to 15 percent of hospitalized patients have […]

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