Category: Population Health

Massachusetts General Hospital Receives Prestigious McGaw Award for Community Service

The award, sponsored by The Baxter International Foundation, American Hospital Association (AHA), and Health Research & Educational Trust, is given each year to a health care organization that provides innovative programs that significantly improve the health and well-being of its community. Massachusetts General Hospital’s comprehensive initiative to address the opioid epidemic most recently exemplifies this commitment to community […]

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Addiction Treatment: How to Help Those You Love

“The nation faces an epidemic of drug and alcohol misuse. Every day, we hear news about related overdoses and accidental deaths as well as renewed city, state and federal attempts to stem the tide. So what should a friend or family member do if they think a loved one is in need of addiction treatment?” LEARN MORE

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SharingClinic, To Help Patients Tell Their Stories, Opens At Mass. General Hospital

“As a patient and a doctor, Brewster yearned for a therapeutic arena in which patients could tell their full health stories and feel they were actually heard, not rushed out the door; and where doctors, as well, could share a little more with patients.” LEARN MORE

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Email Communication Between Doctors and Patients Helps to Reduce Costly Office Visits

Patients who are financially responsible for high out-of-pocket costs are significantly more likely to choose email and other online patient engagement methods over an expensive office visit to contact providers about their health concerns, according to a recent research study by a team that included Vicki Fung, PhD, from Mass General’s Mongan Institute for Health Policy. […]

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What is Your New Year’s Resolution Solution?

What is your goal for 2016? To lose weight? Save more money? Live life to the fullest? This article shares some valuable ways to put the relaxation response to use in fulfilling your New Year’s resolutions.

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Nutrition Shortcuts When You Live Alone

For elderly people who live alone, it can be a challenge to continuously prepare and eat nutritionally balanced meals. Loneliness, depression, immobility and problems with transportation or finances are just some of the factors that lead to elders adopting unbalanced diets that have negative health effects. In this blog post from Harvard Medical School, two Mass General health […]

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Mass General Research Study Suggests that Cases of Hepatitis C May be Higher Than Reported

A new research study conducted by investigators from Mass General and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health suggests that the number of hepatitis C virus (HCV) cases in the United States may actually be higher than reported, in the context of an enlarging opioid use epidemic. This gap in reporting may be due to fragmented […]

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Study of Football Players Looks at Connection Between Weight Lifting and Heart Wall Stiffness

How much weight lifting is too much? As part of a multifaceted study funded by the NFL Players Association to assess the post-career health risks that football players face, Mass General researcher Aaron Baggish, MD, is following up on testing that indicates that intense weight lifting is responsible for making players’ heart walls stiff and inflexible, which in […]

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