News & Events

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Currently Browsing:2015

  • Understanding Alzheimer's

    Friday, July 24, 2015  Mass General

    Lisa Genova, PhD, a neuroscientist and New York Times bestselling author of “Still Alice,” visited the MGH on June 16 to discuss her journey into the world of Alzheimer’s disease.

Currently Browsing:2014

  • #1 in New England, #2 in the nation

    Tuesday, July 15, 2014  Mass General

    U.S. News & World Report ranks Massachusetts General Hospital among the top hospitals in America based on our quality of care, patient safety and reputation in 16 specialties.

Currently Browsing:2013

  • Weight gain after quitting smoking does not negate health benefits

    Friday, March 15, 2013  Mass General

    A recent MGH study analysis may have answered a question that has troubled individuals considering stopping smoking: do the health effects of any weight gained after quitting outweigh the known cardiovascular benefits of smoking cessation?

  • Kenneth L. Minaker, MD, honored with endowed chair

    Friday, November 01, 2013  Mass General

    Kenneth L. Minaker, MD, chief of the Geriatric Medicine Unit, was honored Oct. 9 as the inaugural incumbent of the MGH Endowed Chair in Geriatric Medicine.

Currently Browsing:2012

  • Departments collaborate to transform care for senior patients

    Friday, April 06, 2012  Mass General

    Two MGH departments have joined together to redesign the way care is offered to senior patients with bone fractures.

  • New program addresses complexity of older patients

    Friday, November 30, 2012  Mass General

    Tne new MGH Senior Health Geriatric Consultation Program, is led by Katherine Hesse, MD, MSW, a physician in the Geriatric Medicine Unit, offers 90-minute consultations for patients ages 65 years and older experiencing either a new or existing health problem.

Currently Browsing:2011

  • MGH Senior HealthWISE hosts cabaret

    Friday, May 06, 2011  Mass General

    The talented students of the Boston Conservatory sang and danced several cabaret selections for members of MGH Senior HealthWISE during an April 26 performance at the Thier Conference Room.

  • MGH ranks #2 in nation

    Tuesday, July 19, 2011  Mass General

    MGH ranks #2 in 2011-2012 U.S. News & World Report "Best Hospitals" rankings

Currently Browsing:2010

  • EAP services and resources help balance eldercare and work

    Friday, December 17, 2010  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 12.17.10 During her 14-year career as administrative assistant at the MGH Department of Pathology, Carol Ann Gould -- like thousands of other Americans -- went through a challenging period as she juggled work while caring for her elderly parents.

  • NCQA recognizes MGH Senior Health

    Friday, December 17, 2010  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 12.17.10 MGH Senior Health, a practice within the Geriatric Medicine Unit, has been recognized as a Patient-Centered Medical Home by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).

Currently Browsing:2009

  • Caring for our elders

    Friday, July 24, 2009  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 07.24.09 At some point in one's later years, conversations are likely to turn from caring for children to caring for aging parents.

  • Empowering aging parents with advance planning

    Friday, August 28, 2009  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 082809 While many enjoy the benefits that modern health care offers, such as enhanced quality of life and extended life expectancies, many other Americans find themselves moving into unfamiliar territory -- caring for their aging parents.


Currently Browsing:2008

  • Senior HeathWISE events

    Friday, December 12, 2008

    MGH Senior HealthWISE will host the following free events for seniors age 60 years or older:


Currently Browsing:2009

Currently Browsing:2008

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