The medical and social needs of returning military veterans and their families will go on, says the Home Base program’s new executive director.
The new “Toolkit for the Well-Child Screening of Military Children” will help pediatricians and other healthcare professionals identify and address the signs of deployment-related stress among children in families of military members. The online resource is made available as a […]
Mass General marked a milestone in October, 2012, when surgeons performed the hospital’s first hand transplant. The recipient was Joe Kinan, 43, who was badly burned in the 2003 Station nightclub fire in Rhode Island. Less than three weeks after […]
Vanessa Bradford Kerry, MD, associate director of Partnerships and Global Initiatives at the Mass General Center for Global Health, will serve as executive director of the Global Health Services Partnership (GHSP), a partnership between the Peace Corps and the U.S. […]
Steven Zeitels, MD, director of the Center for Laryngeal Surgery and Voice Rehabilitation at Mass General, recently landed on Rolling Stone’s “25 Best Things in Rock Right Now” at No.13. He’s not a drummer, a songwriter or a producer in […]
In October 2011, Christopher J. McDougle, MD, became director of the Lurie Center for Autism at Massachusetts General Hospital and Mass General Hospital for Children. Dr. McDougle is also the nominated incumbent Nancy Lurie Marks Professor in the Field of […]
A recent study concluded that family history can significantly affect the course of action for cancer screenings such as mammograms and colonoscopies. “We wanted to find out whether changes in a person’s family history of cancer, over time, would affect […]
Mass General sent a group of healthcare professionals to Haiti in the aftermath of the January, 2010 earthquake. In July, 2011,a team of six Mass General clinicians returned to help in the battle against cholera stemming from the Haiti earthquake. […]
Mass General’s Down Syndrome Program is one of the only centers in the country that provides comprehensive care from birth through adulthood under one roof. It was originally started in 2006 by Jose C. Florez, MD, PhD, with a focus on adolescent and adult care. Recently, the clinic expanded to include multidisciplinary care for patients of all ages.
By incorporating a culturally sensitive interview into the collaborative care model, a Mass General research team increased the percentage of their Chinese patients entering treatment for depression by nearly seven times the previous rate. Their efforts ensured that patients received […]