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Hospital ratings on social media appear to reflect quality of care

Social media has become an important way for institutions to communicate – both sending messages and receiving feedback – with clients and with the general public. A new study from MGH investigators finds a correlation between how hospitals are rated on Facebook’s five-star system and how well they performed on a widely-used measure of quality care. Read more.

News Releases

4/29/15: Rociletinib shows promising activity against treatment-resistant EGFR-mutated lung cancer A new targeted therapy drug against EGFR-mutation driven lung tumors that have become resistant to current therapies shows activity against the most common resistance mutation, significantly improving outcomes for patients.

8/24/15: Stem-cell-based therapy promising for treatment of breast cancer metastases in the brain Investigators from MGH and the Harvard Stem Cell Institute have developed an imageable mouse model of brain-metastatic breast cancer and shown the potential of a stem-cell-based therapy to eliminate metastatic cells from the brain and prolong survival.

8/20/15: Two tested approaches to treating childhood obesity appear effective An MGHfC study of two protocols for the treatment of childhood obesity finds that both were successful in limiting one-year weight gain in obese children. Both interventions use information technology to provide clinicians with up-to-date obesity management guidelines and tools to help families manage behaviors related to obesity and fitness.

4/20/15: Decreased red blood cell clearance appears to predict development and worsening of serious diseases MGH investigators have found the probable mechanism underlying a previously described biomarker associated with the risk of developing serious diseases ranging from cancer to cardiovascular disease and the risk of serious complications.

4/13/15: Smartphone-based device could provide rapid, low-cost molecular tumor diagnosis A device developed by MGH investigators may bring rapid, accurate molecular diagnosis of tumors and other diseases to locations lacking the latest medical technology.

4/06/2015: Study identifies protein that triggers lupus-associated immune system activation MGH investigators have found a potential new treatment target for the autoimmune disorder lupus – an immune system protein that activates a molecular pathway known to be associated with the disorder.

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Media Coverage

04/29/2015: You Asked: Do I Have a Gluten Allergy?
quotes MGH physician Alessio Fasano

04/29/2015: Seidenberg, Kelly Visit Mass General Hospital for Children
coverage of Bruins visit to MGHfC, mentions StoryBook Ball

04/29/2015: Seidenberg, Kelly Visit MGHfC BostonBruinsTV
video related to story above

04/29/2015: Tsarnaev Update, Boston's Response To Nepal Earthquake & Kelly Beatty Of Sky And Telescope Magazine GreaterBoston/WGBH News
segment on Nepal earthquake response features MGH physician Hilarie Cranmer

04/29/2015: Low Use of Adjuvant RT After Radical Prostatectomy Medscape News
coverage of study led by MGH investigator Jason Efstathiou

04/29/2015: Two New Drugs for EGFR+ Lung Cancer That Has Progressed Medscape News
mentions study led by MGH investigator Lecia Sequist

04/29/2015: Better Diabetes Blood Sugar Management Leads to Fewer Eye Surgeries HealthDay News
quotes MGH physician David Nathan