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December 1, 2014

Hundreds take part in ALS Walk – Plattsburg (N.Y.) - Press Republican quotes MGH physician Merit Cudkowicz

October 8, 2014

Stroke Prevention For Women: Healthy Diet And 2-Hour Workouts Per Week Cut Stoke Risk In Half – Medical Daily quotes MGH physician Natalia Rost

September/October 2014 Issue

An Unnerving Enigma: New Clues to Fibromyalgia’s Origins could Crack the Case of Chronic Pain – featuring Anne Oaklander, MD.

September 25, 2014

Brain Chemical May Help Control Tourette 'Tics' – HealthDay quotes MGH physician Jeremiah Scharf

September 15, 2014

After Traumatic Brain Injury, A Young Man’s Astounding Recovery – Featuring MGH Physician, Brian Edlow”

September 10, 2014

Attacking Alzheimer’s – Chronicle Episode – Featuring MGH Investigator Rudy Tanzi, PhD

September 7, 2014

“Understanding Brain Tumors” – quotes MGH physician Tracy Batchelor

August 26, 2014

Facing Alzheimer's Disease – link to audio of program featuring MGH investigator Rudolph Tanzi and

August 13, 2014

Telestroke Hits the Mainstream, but Can Other Specialties Follow Suit? – quotes MGH physician, Lee Schwamm

July 3, 2014

Slow Progress Treating ALS – quotes MGH physician Merit Cudkowicz

May 4, 2014

Young Swapping Young Blood for Old Reverses Aging –National Geographic online quotes MGH investigator Rudolph Tanzi, PhD

April 25, 2014

Top Docs Q&A: Alice Flaherty – Boston Magazine

April 8, 2014

Stroke: Improving stroke care in the ER – MedPage Today video report featuring MGH physician Natalia Rost

April 4, 2014

Twenty Years of Alzheimer’s Research May Have Focused on the Wrong Protein – Daily Beast quotes MGH/BWH investigator Reisa Sperling

April 3, 2014

New hope for treating ALS – Harvard Gazette mentions clinical trial to be led by MGH investigator Merit Cudkowicz

March 31, 2014

What the nose knows – Holistic Health/Albany Times Union cites study led by MGH investigator Mark Albers

February 27, 2014

High-calorie feeding may slow progression of ALS

February 27, 2014

First Huntington disease prevention trial shows treatment safety, suggests slowing of presymptomatic progression 

February 18, 2014 – MedPage Today

Magnesium Flops in Pre-Hospital Stroke Tx Trial – coverage quoting MGH physician Lee Schwamm, MD

February 18, 2014 – MedPage Today

DNR Orders Muddy Stroke Death Data – quotes Lee Schwamm, MD, as spokesperson for the American Stroke Association

February 18, 2014 – MedPage Today

Common Infections May Dull Mind – quotes Lee Schwamm, MD, as spokesperson for the American Stroke Association

February 13, 2014 – MedPage Today

Gout Culprit Promising as Acute Stroke Tx – MedPage Today quotes MGH physician Steven Greenberg

February 12, 2014 – Harvard Crimson

Creatine Supplement Slows Onset of Huntington’s Disease – coverage of study led by MGH investigators Steven Hersch and Diana Rosas

February 10, 2014 – Boston Globe

Epilepsy and the small risk of death from seizures – quotes MGH physician Ronald Thibert

February 10, 2014 – PsychCentral.com

Creatine Slows Onset of Huntington’s Disease Symptoms –  coverage of study led by MGH investigators Steven Hersch and Diana Rosas

February 10, 2014 – Boston Globe

 

Epilepsy and the small risk of death from seizures – quotes MGH physician Ronald Thibert  

February 10, 2014 – Medscape News

What's Hot at International Stroke Conference 2014? –  article based on interview with MGH physician Steven Greenberg 

February 10, 2014 – Modern Healthcare

Paper looks at strategies for implementing telehealth programs – coverage of journal article written by MGH physician Lee Schwamm

January 28, 2014 – Boston Globe

Children with epilepsy waiting for medical marijuana – quotes MGH physicians Ronald Thibert and Elizabeth Thiele

January 27, 2014 - Mail & Guardian (South Africa)

Joost to receive clinical treament in the US – mentions that former rugby player with ALS will participate in clinical trial at MGH ALS Multidisciplinary Clinic     

January 22, 2014- Reuters Health

 

Handheld Device Identifies Vision Loss in Children With Optic Pathway Gliomas – quotes MGH investigator Fawn Leigh

January 17, 2014  – New Scientist

Smartphone EEG to diagnose epilepsy in poor nations – coverage of project led by MGH investigator Farrah Mateen

January 15, 2014 – Global News

Five ways Canadian-funded scientists are addressing epilepsy, mental health in developing countries – quotes and includes brief video interview of MGH investigator Farrah Mateen

January 14, 2014 – Technology Review

Experimental Surgery Aims to Revive a Paralyzed Limb – quotes MGH investigator Leigh Hochberg 

January 10, 2014 – The Atlantic

A Lesser-Known Dementia That Steals Personality – mentions study led by MGH physician Bradford Dickerson; the profiled patient is receiving care at MGH

January 9, 2014 – Medscape News

New Cognitive Assessment Tools for Upcoming AD Trials – coverage of meeting presentation by MGH physician Dorene Rentz

January 3, 2014 - Medscape News

Inosine Safe, Raises Urate Levels in Early Parkinson’s - coverage of study led by MGH physician Michael Scwarzschild

January 2, 2014 – United Press International

Medication may help in Parkinson's disease treatment – coverage of study led by MGH physician Michael Scwarzschild

December 30, 2013 – Psych Central

Inosine may benefit Parkinson's patients - covers study led by MGH investigator Michael Schwarzschild

December 24, 2013

Coverage quoting MGH investigator Michael Scwarzschild

Nutritional Supplement May Benefit Parkinson's Patients - Medicine Net

Parkinson's Research Study Shows Inosine Compound Raises Urate Levels - Sacramento Bee (PR Newswire)

Oral ingestion of inosine compound raises urate levels, shows Parkinson's study - News Medical

December 24, 2013 – The Almagest

Imaging studies may predict tumor response to anti-angiogenic drugs - quotes MGH investigators Tracy Batchelor and Rakesh Jain

December 24, 2013

Coverage quoting MGH investigator Michael Scwarzschild

Nutritional Supplement May Benefit Parkinson's Patients – Health Magazine

Nutritional Supplement May Benefit Parkinson's Patients – HealthDay

December 20, 2013 – White Coat Notes/Boston.com

When emotional stress becomes physical illness – includes Q&A with MGH physican Alice Flaherty

December 20, 2013 – Business Insider

How To Step Yourself Down To Just 4.5 Hours Of Sleep A Day – quotes MGH physician Matt Bianchi

December 16, 2013 – Radio MD

Are You at Risk for Shingles? – includes link to audio interview with MGH physician Anne Louise Oaklander

December 15, 2013 – USA Today

New research sheds light on mysterious fibromyalgia pain – quotes MGH physician Anne Louise Oaklander

December 9, 2013 – Health Report/Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Sense of smell in the detection of Alzheimer's Disease – item on study led by MGH investigator Mark Albers

December 9, 2013 – White Coat Notes/Boston.com

UMass Memorial study finds telemedicine improved ICU care – quotes MGH physician Lee Schwamm

December 2, 2013 – CTPost.com

"Senior moments'' just part of aging – quotes MGH physician Anne Louise Oaklander

November 26, 2013 – Live Science.com

Clues to Alzheimer's Risk Seen in Babies' Brains – cites journal editorial by MGH investigators John Growdon and Bradley Hyman

November 19, 2013 – Boston.com

Mass. General Hospital neurologist talks sleep disorders – video chat with Matt Bianchi, chief of sleep medicine at MGH

November 11, 2013 – Prince Albert Daily Herald

Globe trotting neurologist commended – quotes MGH Neurology doctor Farrah Mateen

November 9, 2013 – CNN.com

Alzheimer's risk before symptoms: Do you want to know? – quotes MGH investigator Rudy Tanzi

November 7, 2013 – CBS News

TIA "mini stroke" may increase risk for serious stroke  – quotes MGH investigator quotes MGH physician Lee Schwamm

October 24, 2013 – Boston.com

New insights into treating Parkinson’s from yeast, stem cell experiments – coverage of study co-authored by MGH physician Vikram Khurana, who is quoted

October 16, 2013 – Daily Rx

New Med Not the Answer for Lou Gehrig's – coverage of study led by MGH investigator Merit Cudkowicz

October 16, 2013 – GoLocalProv.com (Providence, R.I.)

NEW: Brown University’s “BrainGate” Program Wins $1M Prize – coverage of award to team including MGH investigator Leigh Hochberg

October 16, 2013 – Associated Press

US research team wins $1 million prize in Israel – coverage of award to team including MGH investigator Leigh Hochberg

October 4, 2013 – Boston Magazine

Researchers Discover A New Cause For Alzheimer’s – coverage of study led by MGH investigators Rudy Tanzi and Jaehong Suh

October 2. 2013 – Las Vegas Guardian Express

Is Alzheimer’s Your Future From a Midlife Crisis? – coverage of study led by MGH investigator Rudolph Tanzi

September 30, 2013 – coverage of study led by MGH investigators Rudy Tanzi and Jaehong Suh

Scientists Gain Genetic Insight Into Alzheimer's Disease – HealthDay News

Alzheimer's: Two additional gene mutations linked to disease – United Press International

Alzheimer’s: A Discovery of Two New Gene Mutations – News Pro Net

September 23, 2013 – Ivanhoe Newschannel

Pain Syndrome Diagnosis and Cure – quotes MGH physicians Anne Louise Oaklander and Max Klein

September 23, 2013 – Press Trust of India

Gene mutations behind Alzheimer's identified – coverage of study led by MGH investigators Rudy Tanzi and Jaehong Suh

September 17, 2013 – Family Practice Digital News

Diagnosing Alzheimer’s: The eyes may have it – mentions 2010 study led by MGH investigator Rudolph Tanzi

September 13, 2013 – KABC-TV, Ch. 7 (Los Angeles)

Have unexplained pain? New research may help – report featuring MGH physicians Anne Louise Oaklander and Max Klein

September 9, 2013 – Asia News International

15 Percent of Common Strokes Occur in Adolescents and Young Adults, Says Study – coverage of study co-authored by MGH investigator Aneesh Singhal

August 30, 2013 – Florida Courier

A better understanding of autism – mentions a meeting presentation by MGH physician Martha Herbert

August 29, 2013 – Boston Globe

Patrick Cogan will not allow disease to stop his athletic pursuits – mentions

August 28, 2013 – Medscape News

Ultra-Early Thrombolysis Cuts Disability in Mild Stroke - quotes MGH physician Lee Schwamm

August 28, 2013 - Reuters Health

Cediranib No Clear Help in Recurrent Glioblastoma – coverage of study led by MGH investigator Tracy Batchelor

August 27, 2013 – Daily Rx

Doubling the Use of Gold Standard Stroke Rx – coverage of study led by MGH investigator Lee Schwamm

August 26, 2013 – coverage of study led by MGH investigator Lee Schwam

Hospitals Increasingly Give Powerful Clot-Buster for Stroke – HealthDay News

tPA Use in Ischemic Stroke Nearly Doubled 2003 to 2011 – HealthDay Physician's Briefing

Clot-Busting Drugs Used More Often in Stroke – MedPage Today

August 23, 2013 – Medscape (Reuters Health)

Clinical Findings Identify Reversible Cerebral Vasoconstriction With Hemorrhage – coverage of study (MedScape 80991) led by MGH physician-investigator Aneesh Singhal

August 22, 2013 – Nurse.com

Study finds sizable increase in use of tPA to treat stroke – coverage of study led by MGH physician Lee Schwamm

August 12, 2013 – Healio Rheumatology

Fibromyalgia patients’ pain might stem from small-fiber polyneuropathy – coverage of study led by MGH physician Anne Louise Oaklander

August 7, 2013 – HealthDay News

New Clues to Fibromyalgia's Causes - HealthDay News

August 6, 2013 – Daily Rx.com

In Search of the Source of Pain – coverage of study led by MGH physician Anne Louise Oaklander

August 5, 2013 – Boston Globe

How is a mini-stroke different from a stroke? – quotes MGH physician Lee Schwamm

August 5, 2013 – National Pain Report

Study Finds Many Fibromyalgia Patients Have Nerve Damage – coverage of study led by MGH physician Anne Louise Oaklander

August 2, 2013 – MedIndia

In Around Half Of Fibromyalgia Patients, Evidence of Nerve Damage Found

August 2, 2013 – Science 2.0

Half Of Fibromyalgia Patients Have Evidence Of Nerve Damage

July 27, 2013 – USA Today

Multiple sclerosis in children rare – but often worse – quotes MGH physician Tanuja Chitnis

July 27, 2013 – Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology New

Detecting, Tracking Brain Tumors with Digital PCR – coverage of study led by MGH investigator Xandra Breakefield, PhD, also quotes physician Fred Hochberg

July 25, 2013 – CommonHealth/WBUR.org

Brain Cancer: Gene Test May Do Work Of Biopsy, Help Track Tumors – coverage of study led by MGH investigator Xandra Breakefield, PhD 

July 25, 2013 –Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

South Side facility working on treatment for Lou Gehrig's disease – quotes MGH physician Merit Cudkowicz

July 16, 2013 – Bay State Banner
Strokes still largely misunderstood – quotes MGH Neurology physician Natalia Rost

July 16, 2013 – Bay State Banner
Healthier habits reduce stroke risk factors – quotes MGH Neurology physician Natalia Rost

July 16, 2013 – Bay State Banner

Question and Answer on stroke with Dr. Thabele Leslie-Mazwi – interview with MGH Neurology physician Tabele Leslie-Mazwi

June 28, 2013 – MGH Hotline

The MGH Acute Stroke Care Team honored – Mentions Eric Rosenthal and Tabele Leslie-Mazwi

June 25, 2013 - Mass General News, Giving

Researcher Tackles Sleep Disorder Links to Common Diseases – MGH physician Matt Bianchi

June 24, 2013 - The New Yorker

Before Night Falls: Alzheimer's researchers seek a new approach – features Reisa Sperling

June 20, 2013 – ABC News

Fast Thinking Saves Lives From Stroke  – coverage of study co-authored by MGH investigator Lee Schwamm

June 20, 2013 – Reading (Penn.) Eagle

Meditation can help bring our lives under control when we are under stress – discusses book co-authored by MGH investigator Rudy Tanzi 

June 11, 2013 – CNN Health

Gene hunter by day, Aerosmith organist by night – feature on MGH investigator Rudolph Tanzi

June 6, 2013- Neurology Today

A Novel Gene Pathway to Alzheimer's Discovered, Offering New Potential Therapeutic TargetRudolph Tanzi

June 6, 2013 – US News and World Report

Living with ALS: Medical Gains Can't Come Fast Enough – covers patient being treated at MGH and clinical trial led by MGH investigator James Berry

June 10, 2013 – Boston Herald

Former governor raised ALS profile – quotes MGH physician Merit Cudkowicz

Spring, 2013

Informatics Core at MIND: Building Tools, Creating Connections

May 28, 2013 – The Inquisitr

Alzheimer’s Drug Was Too Good To Be True – coverage of report from group including MGH investigator Rudolph Tanzi

May 23, 2013 – Marketwatch

10 things the sleep-aid industry won’t tell you – quotes MGH physician Matt Bianchi

May 16, 2013 - Web MD

Alternative Treatments for Chronic Pain - quotes MGH physician Anne Louise Oaklander

May 15, 2013 - WBUR Commonhealth Journal 

Specialist: My Prime Take-Home Points From ‘Dot Earth’ Reporter’s Stroke

April 29, 2013 - WBUR Commonhealth Journal

Lockdown Lesson: When Life Gets In The Way Of Medical Care - quotes MGH physician Lee Schwamm

April 26, 2013 - Coverage of study led by MGH investigator Rudolph Tanzi

Alzheimer’s Advance: Gene Could Help to Clear Brain Plaques Responsible for the Disease – Healthland/Time Magazine Online

Gene Studies Could Point to New Alzheimer's Treatments – HealthDay News

Blocking protein in brain may halt Alzheimer's process – Asia News International

New Strategy to Halt Alzheimer's Progress: Housecleaning the Brain – Medical Daily

Alzheimer's: The Costliest Killer – Bloomberg/Business Week
quotes former MGH investigator Jang-Ho Cha

April 24, 2013 - Bioscience Technology

Novel Therapy Safe for ALS – Coverage of study co-led by MGH investigator Merit Cudkowicz

April 8, 2013 – Seacoast Online

A journey through Alzheimer's – Article by patient's husband mentions Mass General physician John Growdon

April 8, 2013 – HealthTech Zone

Six-Month Telehealth Pilot Program at Massachusetts General Hospital

April 8, 2013 – Healthcare IT News

Mass General launches telehealth pilot – Quotes Mass General physician Lee H. Schwamm 

April 8, 2013 – Boston Globe

High-tech imagery helps surgeons combat epilepsy – quotes MGHfC physicians Elizabeth Thiel and Ann-Christine Duhaime, parent of MGHfC patient

April 1, 2013 – NPR.org

As Stroke Risk Rises Among Younger Adults, So Does Early Death – quotes MGH physician Lee Schwamm

March 28, 2013 – Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch

Alzheimer’s needs more research – Mentions MGH research study

March 26 – Vitals/NBC News.com

Cold sores may be tied to memory loss, study suggests – quotes MGH physician Alireza Atri

March 25 – American Academy of Neurology

Boston Researcher Receives $240,000 Award for ALS Research - American Academy of Neurology Award presented to James D. Berry, MD, MPH, during the AAN's 65th Annual Meeting.

March 22 – WWFXT-TV, Ch. 25

Doctor comments on prevalence of Alzheimer's, dementia at death – video segment featuring MGH physican Alireza Atri

March 18, 2013 - WebMD

Alternative Treatments for Chronic Pain – quotes MGH physician Anne Louise Oaklander

March 13, 2013 - Radio Boston/WBUR

Gender Bias In Medicine – interview with MGH physician Merit Cudkowicz

March 12, 2013 - Articles cover study led by MGH investigator Anne Louise Oaklander

Explaining Childhood Chronic Pain – BioscienceTechnology.com

Nerve Damage May Explain Chronic Pain in Children – AmericanNewsReport.com

Unexplained Chronic Pain in Children Linked to Nerve Damage – Child Health News

February 26, 2013 – Huffington Post

Time to Get Real: The Riddle of Perception – article co-authored by MGH investigator Rudolph Tanzi

February 21, 2013 – Medscape News

Female Sex May Protect Against Autism – coverage of study led by MGH investigators Elise Robinson and Andrew Zimmerman

February 20, 2013 – Science in Mind/Boston.com

Girls may be protected against autism, new study finds - coverage of study led by MGH investigators Elise Robinson and Andrew Zimmerman

February 20, 2013 – HealthDay News

Researchers Detect an Anti-Autism Advantage in Females – quotes MGH physician Andrew Zimmerman

February 20, 2013 – Ottawa Citizen  – coverage quoting MGH physician Martha Herbert

Special Series: Autism's new frontiers

Trial treatments: The goal is not only to reduce symptoms, but reverse autism’s course

Dr. Martha Herbert’s six tips for helping people with autism

February 13, 2013 – Med India

One in Three Brain Injury Patients Would Have Regained Some Functionality If Life Support Had Been Sustained – quotes MGH physician Steven Greenberg

February 12, 2013 – Huffington Post

Feel Like a Butterfly, See Like a Bee? The Mystery of Perception – article co-authored by MGH investigator Rudolph Tanzi

February 8, 2013 – Everyday Health.com

Bad News for Pot Smokers: Double the Stroke Risk – quotes MGH physician Lee Schwamm

February 6, 2013 – MedPage Today

ISC: Sun, Sand Add to Science at Stroke Meeting – quotes MGH physician Steven Greenberg

February 2, 2013 – Medscape News

What's Hot at International Stroke Conference 2013? – quotes MGH physician Steven Greenberg

February 1, 2013 – Nature News

RNA fragments may yield rapid, accurate cancer diagnosis – mentions MGH research study and quotes physician Fred Hochberg

January 31, 2013 – Shots/NPR.org

Should Medicare Pay For Alzheimer's Scans? – coverage quoting Steven Pearson of MGH-based Institute for Technology Assessment

January 30, 2013 – Scientific American

RNA Fragments May Yield Rapid, Accurate Cancer Diagnosis – mentions MGH research study and quotes physician Fred Hochberg

January 30, 2013 – The Chart/CNN Online

Obese girls at risk of multiple sclerosis, study finds – quotes MGH physician Tanuja Chitnis

January 29, 2013 – MedPage Today

Amyloid Imaging Guideline Issued – coverage of report from committee co-chaired by MGH investigator Keith Johnson

January 23, 2013 – MedWire News

Amyloid clue to Parkinson’s dementia – coverage of study led by MGH physician John Growdon

January 16, 2013 – Seacoast Online (Portsmouth, N.H.)

Battling Alzheimer's - quotes MGH physician Kimiko Domoto-Reilly

January 16, 2013 – HealthDay News

Autism Researchers Surprised by Impaired Brain Connections – coverage of study led by MGH investigator Tal Kenet

January 16, 2013 – Examiner.com

Three new autism research surprises in a season of surprises

January 7, 2013 – TED Weekends/Huffington Post

Nurture the Miracle of Neuroplasticity – article written by MGH physician Marie Pasinski

January 1, 2013 – Health & Family/Time Magazine Online

Hillary Clinton Hospitalized for Blood Clot: How Concussions and Clots Connect – quotes MGH physician Lee Schwamm

 

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