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  • Chelsea announced as Winner of the 2017 Robert Wood Johnson Culture of Health Prize - 9/20/2017, Mass General

    Chelsea is one of eight winners of the 2017 RWJF Culture of Health Prize awarded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The Prize, shared with the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Community Health Improvement, honors communities for their unwavering efforts to ensure all residents have the opportunity to live healthier lives.

  • People with HIV who smoke are more likely to die from lung cancer than from HIV itself - 9/18/2017, Research

    People living with HIV who adhere to antiretroviral therapy but smoke cigarettes are around 10 times more likely to die from lung cancer than from HIV itself, according to a study led by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital.

  • FDA-approved drug may block resistance to anti-angiogenesis therapy - 9/13/2017, Research

    A Massachusetts General Hospital research team has identified a potential strategy for improving the efficacy of angiogenesis inhibitors, drugs that help fight cancer by blocking the formation of new blood vessels.

  • Gene variant could lead to missed type 2 diabetes diagnosis in African Americans - 9/12/2017, Research

    An international research team has identified 60 gene variants that can influence blood levels of hemoglobin A1c, measurements of which are used both to diagnose type 2 diabetes and to monitor blood sugar control. One variant found only in African Americans significantly reduces the accuracy of A1c blood testing, increasing the risk of underdiagnosis in a population known to have a higher risk for the disease.

  • Massachusetts off-road-vehicle law significantly reduces injuries, hospitalizations in children - 9/11/2017, Research

    Massachusetts General Hospital investigators have found that the 2010 Mass. law restricting the use of off-road vehicles to those age 14 and older led to significant reductions in both emergency department visits and hospital admissions resulting from ORV injuries in the following three years.

  • Mass General teams deploy in response to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma - 9/6/2017, Mass General

    Seventeen Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) staff members were deployed today as part of two teams headed to Texas and Florida in response to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. These individuals are in addition to four staff members who recently returned from Texas after assisting with the federal Trauma and Critical Care Team.

  • Cutbacks in foreign aid for HIV treatment would produce great harm, generate few savings - 8/28/2017, Research

    Proposed reductions in U.S. foreign aid would have a devastating impact on HIV treatment and prevention programs in countries receiving such aid, reports an international team led by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Yale School of Public Health .

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Events

  • Clinical Endocrinology 2018

    Saturday, March 24, 2018

    For nearly 50 years, renowned experts in endocrinology at Harvard Medical School and Mass General Hospital have delivered this acclaimed annual update of current endocrine diagnostic and management strategies. Clinicians who treat endocrine disorders can rely on this program to optimize their patient outcomes with evidence-based strategies.
  • A. Lee Osterman, MD

    Thursday, February 22, 2018

  • John Kennedy, MD

    Thursday, February 15, 2018

  • Updates in General Internal Medicine for Specialists 2018

    Monday, January 29, 2018

    In this special program, Harvard Medical School's leading clinical faculty, representing more than 30 fields of medicine, share updates and provide recommendations to ensure you are current with the recent advances in general medicine that impact the specialist's approach to day-to-day practice, clinical decisions, and patient care.
  • Lawrence Gulotta, MD

    Thursday, November 30, 2017

  • Paul Arnold, MD

    Thursday, November 16, 2017

  • Neurological Emergencies

    Thursday, November 9, 2017

    Designed for clinicians in the fields of Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Critical Care, Hospital Medicine, Urgent Care, and Internal/Family Medicine, this program provides state-of-the-art approaches to quickly and effectively diagnose a neurological emergency. New Algorithms to Rapidly Evaluate Headaches * Dizziness * Back Pain * Weakness * Coma * Delirium * Seizures * Stroke * TIA * Head Injury
  • CME: Uro-Track 2017

    Thursday, November 2, 2017

    The Uro-Track CME is designed for urologists and clinicians interested in updating their knowledge in the diagnosis, evaluation and management of urologic diseases. Distinguished faculty from partnering institutions will present on topics including GU trauma, pediatric urology, prostate, bladder, kidney, incontinence and erectile dysfunction.
  • CME: State of the Art Imaging in the Diagnosis and Management of Prostate Cancer

    Friday, October 20, 2017

  • K. Donald Shelbourne, MD - The Effectiveness of a Nonoperative Rehab Program to Improve Knee Range of Motion

    Thursday, October 19, 2017

    The Effectiveness of a Nonoperative Rehabilitation Program to Improve Knee Range of Motion & Relieve Symptoms of Osteoarthritis

    K. Donald Shelbourne, MD
    Orthopaedic Surgeon, Shelbourne Knee Center
    Associate Clinical Professor
    Indiana University School of Medicine
    Indianapolis, IN

    Host: Christopher DiGiovanni, MD
    O'Keeffe Auditorium, MGH, Boston

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Stories in the 09/15/17 special 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.

  • HUBweek 2017: A festival for the future

    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.

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Proto: Dispatches from the frontiers of medicine

Proto, a magazine that reaches 75,000 thought leaders nationwide, stakes its ground on medicine's leading edge, reporting back from the frontiers of research and practice—exploring breakthroughs, dissecting controversies and opening a forum for informed debate.

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At protomag.com you'll find:

  • Features that explore clinical and basic research findings, health policy and cutting-edge medical technology
  • Interviews with provocative personalities who shape the field
  • Personal essays from people at "the other end of the stethoscope"— patients, consumers and other medical outsiders
  • Short takes on the world of medicine, such as morphine's hundredth birthday and the latest in medically themed fiction

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Mass General Magazine focuses on impact. Its stories look at lives changed by the extraordinary care provided by Mass General doctors, nurses and other caregivers.

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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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