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  • The breast cancer genome's "dark matter" starts to give up some secrets - 6/28/2017, Research

    While mutations in protein-coding genes have held the limelight in cancer genomics, those in the noncoding genome (home to the regulatory elements that control gene activity) may also have powerful roles in driving tumor growth. A new study reveals recurrent mutations in nine such noncoding elements in breast cancer.

  • Comprehensive program improves measures of childhood obesity at community health center - 6/27/2017, Research

    A comprehensive program to reduce or prevent childhood obesity in low-income communities led to significant improvements in obesity-related measures among children cared for at a Massachusetts community health center.

  • Rare genetic variants found to increase risk for Tourette syndrome - 6/21/2017, Research

    An international research team led by investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital and the University of California at Los Angeles has identified rare mutations in two genes that markedly increase the risk for Tourette syndrome, a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by chronic involuntary motor and vocal tics.

  • Mass. General researchers explore why those with autism avoid eye contact - 6/15/2017, Research

    Individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often find it difficult to look others in the eyes, as they find eye contact uncomfortable or stressful. Now investigators at the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital shed light on the brain mechanisms involved in this behavior.

  • Mass. General-led study replicates tanning response in cultured human skin - 6/13/2017, Research

    Investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have developed a way of increasing pigmentation in human skin without the damaging effects of ultraviolet radiation.

  • Mass. General report outlines strategies to address racial and ethnic disparities in health care - 6/12/2017, Research

    An analysis of survey data from participants in the Massachusetts General Hospital-based Disparities Leadership Program – a yearlong executive education initiative designed to help health care leaders address racial and ethnic disparities in health care services – has identified five important strategies that helped participants implement successful projects for their institutions.

  • Cardiac CT angiography appears better at predicting future risk for patients with chest pain - 6/12/2017, Research

    An analysis of diagnostic test results from a trial comparing anatomic with functional testing as an initial diagnostic strategy for patients with chest pain found that CT angiography better predicted the risk for future cardiac events than did measures of exercise tolerance or restricted blood flow to the heart muscle.

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  • 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
  • Primary Care Internal Medicine

    Monday, October 16, 2017

    Among HMS's highest-rated CME courses, this program covers a wide range of best practices and innovations in primary care. It focuses on the most clinically relevant components of and advances in internal medicine to enable better primary care decision making. Customize your learning experience with 48 knowledge- and skills-building workshops.
  • Dual Energy CT 2017: Focused Review of an Emerging Technology with Novel Clinical Applications

    Friday, October 13, 2017

    Dual energy CT (DECT) is an emerging technology that has shown tremendous potential to enhance diagnosis & tissue characterization, resulting in improved patient care. The educational objective of this intensive, 1.5 day course is to provide a comprehensive, focused review of the major basic & advanced principles of DECT scanning in the evaluation, treatment, and management of acutely & chronically ill patients.
  • Update in Clinical Cardiology

    Wednesday, October 11, 2017

    Update in Clinical Cardiology ensures attendees are current with recent advances in clinical cardiology and the best ways to incorporate them into daily practice to optimize patient outcomes. This comprehensive CME course covers the full spectrum of cardiovascular diseases and syndromes and the most current diagnostic and treatment options for them.
  • Neuroradiology Post Graduate Course: 2017

    Monday, October 2, 2017

    The educational objective of this intensive five-day course is to provide a comprehensive review of basic and advanced principles in the management, acquisition and interpretation of structural and functional imaging studies of the brain, spine, and extra-cranial head and neck. A renowned guest faculty joins faculty from Harvard Medical School at Massachusetts General Hospital, the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Interactive learning formats such as Q&A sessions and group case discussions will be incorporated into the course to enable the participants to develop new strategies they can use in their practice setting.
  • Overcoming Obesity 2017

    Wednesday, September 13, 2017

  • The ALS Association/Northeast ALS Consortium PALS Webinar: Results from the Immunosuppression in ALS Trial

    Wednesday, June 28, 2017

  • Treating Obesity 2017: Blackburn Course in Obesity Medicine

    Thursday, June 22, 2017

    Presented by leading authorities in medicine, surgery, pediatrics, nutrition, endocrinology, gastroenterology and psychology, this course covers critical topics in the prevention and treatment of obesity and related disorders. In addition, a day-long subspecialty board review is offered for the American Board of Obesity Medicine board examination.
  • Blackburn Course in Obesity Medicine: Treating Obesity 2017

    Wednesday, June 21, 2017

  • Midlife Women's Health CME: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Care

    Friday, June 16, 2017

    This course, taught by a multidisciplinary group of experts from the Midlife Women's Health Center at Massachusetts General Hospital, addresses the problem of optimizing the care of midlife (menopausal) women. This course is needed as midlife women's health involves a range of medical specialties and changes in clinical practice based on rapidly evolving evidence from advances in research and technology. Given demographic changes in the U.S. population, midlife women are becoming an increasingly important group served by healthcare providers, with needs that cross many areas of medical expertise.

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Stories in the 06/23/2017 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.

  • BeCause: A new way to help the MGH

    The MGH has relaunched its community fundraising program. Now known as BeCause: The Mass General Fundraising Community, this group of friends and supporters raise funds to support the hospital.

  • Leading in the Army and at the MGH

    “Leadership can be defined in two broad categories: what you have to be to yourself and what you have to be to others,” said Harry Orf, MGH senior vice president for Research at the MGH, during the June 7 MGH Leadership Academy Spring Lecture.

  • Listen more, speak less

    “Step back, step down, make space for others and listen,” and “I will continue to educate colleagues and patients when discriminatory comments or attitudes are voiced” were featured phrases on pledge boards hung in the White Corridor this month, highlighting the commitment of MGH staff to stand up, speak out and help end racism.

  • MGH tackles gun violence, #StrongerTogether

    Nathan Orozco and Orlando Torres were two of 24 survivors who came to the MGH June 8 for a discussion about gun violence, hosted by the MGH LGBT Employee Resource Group.

  • Research Roundup June 2017

    Research at the MGH is interwoven throughout more than 30 departments, centers and units, and is conducted with the support and guidance of the MGH Research Institute. The Research Roundup is a monthly series highlighting studies, news and events.

  • Scoring smiles

    What do food, fun and Operation 5,000 have in common? The annual MGH Summer Picnic.

  • Sharing tradition

    For the 17th year, MGH staff, patients and families came together for Iftar, the communal breaking of the daily fast.

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