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  • That Feeling in Your Bones - 12/13/2017, Research

    Rainy weather has long been blamed for achy joints. Unjustly so, according to new research from investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

  • Centralized population health coordinators help improve care for patients with chronic disease - 12/12/2017, Research

    A centralized chronic disease management program produced significant improvements in the care of patients with diabetes, hypertension or cardiovascular disease treated at practices in the Massachusetts General Hospital primary care network.

  • Mass. General team identifies DNA element that may cause rare movement disorder - 12/11/2017, Research

    A team of Massachusetts General Hospital researchers has identified a specific genetic change that may be the cause of a rare but severe neurological disorder called X-linked dystonia parkinsonism, which occurs only among individuals with ancestry from the Philippines island of Panay.

  • Patient satisfaction, communication with caregivers can reduce risk of hospital readmission - 12/11/2017, Research

    A survey of patients admitted to Massachusetts General Hospital has found that patients reporting greater levels of satisfaction with their care and good communication with their health care providers were significantly less like to readmitted to the hospital in the 30 days after discharge.

  • Novel harvesting method rapidly produces superior stem cells for transplantation - 12/7/2017, Research

    A new method of harvesting stem cells for bone marrow transplantation – developed by a team of investigators from the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center and the Harvard Stem Cell Institute – appears to accomplish two goals: making the donation process more convenient and less unpleasant for donors and providing cells that are superior to those acquired by current protocols.

  • When the Doctor's Away - 12/5/2017, Research

    Study led by Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School physicians finds that temporary, "locum tenens" physicians provide the same level of care as regular hospital staff.

  • Targeting the bone marrow to drive brain repair after radiation injury - 12/4/2017, Research

    Researchers leverage a link between the bone marrow and brain regeneration, aiming to improve outcomes for brain tumor patients with radiation injury

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Events

  • Chest Imaging: 2018

    Monday, October 1, 2018

  • Chest Imaging: 2018

    Monday, October 1, 2018

  • Essentials of Emergency Radiology 2018: Pearls and Pitfalls

    Saturday, June 9, 2018

  • Mark Callanan, MD / Brady Evans, MD, Chief Residents' Presentation

    Thursday, May 31, 2018

  • John "JP" Warner, MD

    Thursday, May 24, 2018

  • General Thoracic Surgery

    Thursday, May 24, 2018

    Our annual post-graduate course in general thoracic surgery--the first such course offered in the United States--continues to fulfill its mission for the 48th year. The objective of this course, which will be held May 24-25, 2018, is to provide an in-depth review of selected topics in general thoracic surgery. Emphasis will be on current principles of management and surgical technique.
  • William "Chris" Pederson, MD, FACS - Combined Grand Rounds Plastic Surgery and Orthopaedic Surgery

    Thursday, May 17, 2018

  • Sports Medicine 2018

    Wednesday, May 9, 2018

    This CME program provides a special and timely opportunity to hear directly from world-renowned physician specialists (physiatrists, orthopedists, radiologists), team physicians and athletic trainers for the New England Patriots and the Boston Red Sox, and physical therapists on the cutting edge of rehabilitation about these changes, and how to incorporate them into practice.
  • Advances in Surgical Oncology 2018

    Tuesday, May 1, 2018

    The course will cover the most recent and relevant information in surgical oncology regarding diagnosis and staging, surgical techniques, avoidance and management of complications, and adjuvant therapies.
  • Radiology Update: 2018

    Monday, April 30, 2018

    Formerly known as the Radiology Review Course, this course is an intensive review of radiology through a series of lectures and case review sessions. It is designed to provide a comprehensive and practical review of contemporary diagnostic imaging and includes an optional simulation workshop on managing contrast crisis situations.

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Hotline

Stories in the 12/01/17 edition of Hotline

Each week, MGH Hotline reports important news within the Massachusetts General Hospital community featuring employees and initiatives that focus on bettering the future of clinical care, research and training.

  • A giving community

    The Nov. 15 Blood Donor Recognition Breakfast reflected a cross section of the MGH. Employees gathered around tables in the Thier Conference Room to share a meal together.

  • Demystifying disability

    “This morning we celebrate the everyday heroes who remind us that a disability is just a part of an individual’s story,” said Steve Taranto, director of Human Resources, at the fifth annual Breakfast of Champions, hosted by the Employee Disability Resource Group Nov. 16.

  • Help for Puerto Rico

    On Nov. 25, a team of a 26 MGH staff members deployed to Puerto Rico to assist in the continued recovery following Hurricane Maria, which made landfall on the island in late September.

  • 'I am MGH'

    As part of the MGH’s ongoing focus on diversity and inclusion hospitalwide, staff share their personal stories about what makes them unique, how their differences enhance their ability to help colleagues, patients and visitors to the hospital, and what their goals are for the future.

  • Profiles in Education: Lindsay Carter, MD

    This profile is part of a series designed to highlight the importance and impact of the hospital’s teaching mission and the work of the MGH Executive Committee on Teaching & Education (ECOTE).

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  • Features that explore clinical and basic research findings, health policy and cutting-edge medical technology
  • Interviews with provocative personalities who shape the field
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They explore the leading-edge research that makes such care possible today and keeps a sharp focus on the possibilities of tomorrow. They detail how Mass General innovations in education, care delivery and other arenas are advancing the cause of health and wellness for the community, the nation and the world.

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Exhibits
Visitors can explore exhibits in the main gallery of the Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation.

The Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation tells the rich story of Mass General through interactive media displays, artifacts and photographs. You can learn about the hospital's important contributions to the medical field and see how these discoveries and advancements have shaped the present – and how the hospital can continue to shape the future of medicine.


The Russell Museum is dedicated to drawing connections between innovations spanning a period of more than 200 years – from the hospital’s charter in 1811 to present day. We encourage you to visit us for an experience that will inform, inspire and engage.

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