Category: Mass General Research

Eating Soy May Help Women Undergoing IVF

Bisphenol A, also referred to as BPA, is a chemical found in many common food containers including plastic water bottles, with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimating that more than 96% of Americans have BPA in their bodies. It can mimic estrogen, an important female sex hormone, with 100 previous studies linking BPA to numerous health problems, […]

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Strike Up the Band For Better Health

Massachusetts General Hospital, the largest hospital in Boston, employs four music therapists to work with patients and recruits professional musicians for live performances in waiting rooms and lobbies. Its environmental music program has been enthusiastically received by employees and families who say encountering live music in a hospital instantly improves the experience, said Lorrie Kubicek, a board-certified music therapist at […]

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Proton Therapy Controls Common Pediatric Brain Tumor with Fewer Long-Term Side Effects

The use of proton radiotherapy to treat the most common malignant brain tumor in children is as effective as standard photon (x-ray) radiation therapy while causing fewer long-term side effects such as hearing loss and cognitive disorders, according to a study receiving online publication in Lancet Oncology. The paper from a team led by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators […]

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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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Mass. General Study Points to the First Topical Treatment For Common Benign Skin Lesions

Sometimes called “senile warts,” “barnacles” or “liver spots,” SKs vary in color from tan to black, can be flat or raised, and range in size from quite small to an inch or more across. They become more common with aging; most individuals over 40 are likely to have a few, and some can have hundreds scattered across the […]

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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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PET Theories: New Imaging Tools Offer Better Diagnosis, Treatment of Neurodegeneration

PET scanning is giving Mass General Hospital researchers a whole new view of neurodegenerative diseases, which will hopefully make it easier to diagnose and treat patients for a variety of conditions, including ALS and Parkinson’s disease. LEARN MORE

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Study Suggests Positive Gains From Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

Patients with all classes of obesity, including, mild, moderate, and severe, with all stages of fibrosis, experienced gains in life years following laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, compared with standard management and intensive lifestyle changes, based on the model, Dr. Kathleen Corey reported at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver […]

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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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Mass General Research Institute

Did you know that Massachusetts General Hospital is home one of the largest medical research programs in the country? The Mass General Research Institute is a community of over 6,000 people working across more than 30 institutes, departments and centers. Our researchers work side-by-side with physicians—in the lab, in the clinic, and at the bedside—to […]

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