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Mass General Researchers Create Program to Ease Emotional Stress in Stroke Patients and Caregivers

Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital recently conducted a study to identify the factors that contribute to emotional stress after stroke, identify tools and strategies that would provide the most help, and determine an effective timeline and delivery system for an intervention program aimed at preventing chronic depression, anxiety and post traumatic stress in this high risk population.

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Weekend Links: The Importance of Biodegradable Mardi Gras Beads, 6 Possible Scientific Reasons for Ghosts and More

Does constant use of technology negatively impact brain health? Do you and your dog have similar personalities?

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Rare Disease Day 2019: Neuromyelitis Optica

Rare diseases can be very complex to treat due to lack of understanding, little to no options for treatment and limited funding. But it is for these reasons that raising awareness and supporting research and funding for rare diseases is so important. In honor of Rare Disease Day this year, we are highlighting a rare disease called neuromyelitis optica (NMO).

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How a Dedicated Mass General Team Became the First to Discover Circulating Brain Tumor Cells in the Blood

Mass General researchers Shannon Stott and Brian Nahed have been working together for 10 years, and used their different backgrounds to their advantage to be the first to identify circulating brain tumor cells in the blood.

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Weekend Links: the Origin of the Five Second Rule, Why Zebras Have Stripes and More

Welcome to Weekend Links, a collection of fascinating science stories from across the web, curated by your science-loving friends at the Mass General Research Institute.

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Cardiac Psychiatry: Exploring Connections Between the Head and the Heart

Cardiac psychiatry, also called behavioral cardiology, is the study of psychiatry as it relates to patients with heart conditions. It explores the connections between mental health, behavior, and medical health in patients who have suffered from an acute cardiac event, heart disease, or other chronic conditions.

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Heart Health Month 2019: Spotlighting Mass General’s Heart Researchers (Part 3)

Part 3 marks the last of our Heart Month researcher spotlight series, and we hope you’ve enjoyed learning about the work being in the name of heart health.

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Weekend Links: Valentine’s Edition

Welcome to Weekend Links, a collection of fascinating science stories from across the web, curated by your science-loving friends at the Mass General Research Institute.

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Mass General Researcher Uses PET Imaging to Shed Light on the Inner Workings of the Brain

Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital are using advanced brain imaging techniques to learn more about how brain disorders function at a molecular and genetic level.

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Heart Health Month 2019: Spotlighting Mass General’s Heart Researchers (Part 2)

Since every February is dedicated to heart health awareness, this year we decided to reach out to several of our cardiology researchers to learn about what their research means to them and what they are working on.

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