Newsletters & Publications

Stay connected with Massachusetts General Hospital by browsing our directory of newsletters and publications, featuring news and updates from nearly every multidisciplinary care center, department and research lab.

07/18/2014: MGH Hotline

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In this week's edition: "Positive plunge," "No. 1 in New England, No. 2 in the nation," "Lung in a box," and more.

07/11/2014: MGH Hotline

In this week’s edition
In this week's edition: "New device, new lease on life," "MGH/MGPO ready for launch," "MGH honored as sustainability leader," and more.

07/09/2014: Summer 2014: Dermatology SKINnovations Newsletter

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Read about the The Truth Behind the Tan, New MGH Research Regarding Open Wounds at Birth, A Guide to Men's Skin Care and Cosmetic Treatments, and Newly Diagnosed with Skin Cancer? Overcoming the fear.

06/27/2014: Mindscapes Summer 2014

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Dr. Joshua Roffman’s research and recent awards are highlighted in faculty news.

06/27/2014: MGH Hotline

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In this week's edition: "Dexterity for charity," "Patient transport associate receives Ricardo Diaz Award," "Weissleder named to Thrall professorship," and more.

06/27/2014: Mindscapes Summer 2014

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In this issue: Easing the Burden of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder -- New Hope for Spectrum of Disabling Conditions

06/20/2014: MGH Hotline

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In this week's edition: "Stars shine at the one hundred," "Wright appointed to Mathesin Family Professorship in Surgery," "Claflin awards support five MGH researchers," and more.

06/13/2014: MGH Hotline

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In this week's edition: "Language of success," "Partners eCare Revenue Cycle countdown," "Journey of discovery," and more.

06/06/2014: MGH Hotline

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In this week's edition: "The MGH/MGPO Strategic Plan"

05/23/2014: MGH Hotline

In this week’s edition
In this week's edition: "Research Staff Appreciation Day, a sweet success," "Dedicated to diversity," "New chief of the Emergency Imaging Division named," and more.

05/16/2014: MGH Hotline

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In this week's edition: "Disaster drill: keeping calm in a crisis," "In memoriam: Susan Noska," "Keeping safe while having fun in the sun," and more.

05/09/2014: MGH Hotline

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In this week's edition: "Unveiling a legacy," "Supporting Stroke Services," "Beauty beyond skin deep," and more.

05/02/2014: MGH Hotline

In this week’s edition
In this week's edition: "Celebrating excellence," "Innovation, collaboration," "Kimball honored with Bowditch prize," and more.

04/25/2014: MGH Hotline

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In this week's edition: "MGH Proud," "Research strategic plan is focus of annual SAC meeting," "Honoring 'the blood drive guy with the bow tie,’" and more.

04/18/2014: MGH Hotline

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In this week's edition: "Ready to run," "A week of remembrance," "'From Home-to-Hospital-to-Home,’" and more.

04/11/2014: MGH HOTLINE

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In this week's edition: "Refection and renewal," "Bringing the MGH community together: Boston Strong/MGH Proud," "Talking to children in the aftermath of the marathon attacks," and more.

04/04/2014: MGH Hotline

In this week’s edition
In this week's edition: "Patients' pick," "Austen named chief of Burn Surgery," "26 flights, are you kidding?" and more.

03/31/2014: The American Journal of Medicine

From Documenting Death to Comprehensive Care: Applying
In recent years, we have seen a rising tide of deaths documented in Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that bears a chilling familiarity to the early years of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) epidemic.

03/28/2014: MGH Hotline

In this week’s edition
In this week's edition: "Slime into first," "Safe landing," "Lacing up for kids' care," and more.

03/28/2014: East Boston Survey

East Boston Survey
East Boston residents have a chance to improve their community by completing the East Boston Quality of Life Survey. Residents are urged to complete the survey to describe the most important health issues that affect East Boston residents today. All answers are anonymous.

03/21/2014: MGH Hotline

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In this week's edition: "The art of inclusion," "Study shows positive outcome in breast reconstruction," "#Giving back," and more.

03/20/2014: Charlestown Patriot Bridge

Zawatsky joins MGH and CSAC
Mass General Hospital and CSAC, the Charlestown Substance Abuse Coalition, recently welcomed Phenice Zawatsky, LICSW, of Everett as the Charlestown’s new Clinical Social Worker. Phenice will oversee the Charlestown Family Support Circle, an initiative designed to identify and intervene with at-risk adolescents and their families and to improve the connection among Charlestown service providers to support local individuals and families.

03/14/2014: MGH Hotline

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In this week's edition: "Creating hope from loss," "Fifty safety stars honored," "Hitting the pavement for two special patients," and more.

03/13/2014: Charlestown Patriot Bridge

Charlestown Patriot Bridge
The MGH Center for Community Health Improvement and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital announce the Building a Healthier Charlestown grant program.

03/07/2014: MGH Hotline

In this week’s edition
In this week's edition: "Giving back, one step at a time," "New Partners eCare Toolkit for MGH," "Safe passage," and more.

02/28/2014: MGH Hotline

In this week’s edition
In this week's edition: "Nurses on the run," "A second chance," "Camargo receives first Conn Chair," and more.

02/14/2014: MGH Hotline

In this week’s edition
In this week's edition: "Sweet Support," "Caring for chronic wounds," "A dose of happiness," and more.

02/13/2014: OMS Newsletter - Winter 2014

OMS - Winter 2014 Newsletter
Read our bi-annual newsletter for the latest events, milestones and achievements of the residents, fellows and faculty of the Department of OMS. This issue features a series of engaging meetings and lectures on innovative approaches to oral and maxillofacial surgery and care.

02/07/2014: MGH Hotline

In this week’s edition
In this week's edition: "Desanctis departs after 59 years," "Heart smarts," "EAP: Here to help," and more.

02/01/2014: Radiology Rounds

Image Guided Venous Sampling for the Localization of Endocrine Tumors
The source of excess hormone causing diseases such as Conn’s syndrome or ACTH-dependent Cushing’s syndrome cannot be reliably determined using only non-invasive diagnostic tools.
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01/31/2014: MGH Hotline

In this week’s edition
In this week's edition: "Johnson sets her sights on Sochi," "Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.," "Battling a weighty issue,’" and more.

01/17/2014: MGH Hotline

In this week’s edition
In this week's edition: "Preserving the MGH's oldest patient," "In memoriam: Marie Février," "Marathon mural inspires," and more.

01/14/2014: Mindscapes Winter 2014

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The newsletter for friends and supporters of the Dept. of Psychiatry. In this issue: New approaches for treating Bipolar Disorder: Mass General clinician-researchers study wide range of interventions.

01/10/2014: MGH Hotline

In this week’s edition
In this week's edition: "New year, new lease on life," "In memoriam: Robert Bergman, RN, CCRN," "Laser may increase vaccine effectiveness," and more.

12/27/2013: Cardiovascular Images

Low-radiation Coronary CT Angiography without Beta-blockers in an Emergency Department Patient with
A 44 year old male smoker with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and hypertension presented to the Emergency Department (ED), primarily because he had recently run out of his home inhalers, but noting recent progressive chest tightness and shortness of breath.
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12/27/2013: MGH Hotline

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The year in review: A look at some of the many notable events that took place in 2013

12/20/2013: MGH Hotline

In this week’s edition
In this week's edition: "Angelic voices," "Friendly competition," "Celebrity surprise,’" "Santa sightings," and more.

12/13/2013: MGH Hotline

In this week’s edition
In this week's edition: "Disparities forum celebrates successes, honors mayor," "Healing Haiti," "Jay Austen named inaugural MGH Trustees Chair in Plastic Surgery,’" and more.

12/06/2013: MGH Hotline

In this week’s edition
In this week's edition: "Always on duty," "MGH showcases hypertension exhibit at the Museum of Science," "Pathology scholarship creates career advancement opportunities," and more.

12/01/2013: Radiology Rounds

Communication of Results in Radiology
Communication of radiology results may be either standard (written report) or non-standard (direct contact sometimes with acknowledgement)
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12/01/2013: Cascades Winter 2013

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Updates in Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes
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11/22/2013: MGH Hotline

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In this week's edition: "MGH deploys to provide expertise, care in Philippines," "Chief of Otolaryngology for MEEI, MGH named," "One celebration, many stars,’" and more.

11/15/2013: MGH Hotline

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In this week's edition: "Giving thanks to veterans," "First time's a charm: MGH performs first heart-lung transplant," "Partners eCare: Redesigning how the MGH delivers care,’" and more.

11/09/2013: HotLine

Hotline: Third Annual Leffert Lecture
Third Annual Leffert Lecture

11/08/2013: MGH Hotline

In this week’s edition
In this week's edition: "Miracle comes full circle," "Benefits Open Enrollment runs through Nov. 26," "MGH launches Recovery Research Institute," and more.

11/01/2013: MGH Hotline

In this week’s edition
In this week's edition: "Sweet Sox-cess," "MGH and Mass Eye and Ear make history," "Kenneth L. Minaker, MD, honored with endowed chair," "MGH launches new Emergency Alert System,’" and more.

11/01/2013: Journal of Women's Health

The Impact of a Culturally Tailored Patient Navigator
Cervical cancer disproportionately affects Latina women in the United States. This study evaluated the impact of patient navigation on cervical cancer prevention in Latinas.

10/25/2013: MGH Hotline

In this week’s edition
In this week's edition: "Celebrating Ether Day," "Storybook ball draws hope," "Singing the praises of MGH's unsung heroes,’" and more.

10/21/2013: October 2013 Dermatology Newsletter

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Meet our new dermatologists and read about our expansion plans. Short articles on treating lice, what ingredients to look for in OTC moisturizers, and faster tattoo removal with fewer treatments.
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10/11/2013: MGH Hotline

In this week's edition
In this week's edition: "Shaping the delivery of care," "Leadership meeting highlights," "MGHfC offers supportive community groups for children," and more.

10/04/2013: MGH Hotline

In this week's edition
In this week: "The Clay Center launch," Derri Shtasel named to Kessler Chair," "MGH Institute enrollment surges," and more.

10/01/2013: Cascades Fall 2013

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Advancements in Pulmonary Care: Comprehensive Cystic Fibrosis Care Provides Lifetime of Personalized Care Read issue
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10/01/2013: Chiefs' Notes Summer 2013

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Maternal Fetal Medicine: Lifetime Family Care Begins at Diagnosis for Congenital Anomalies

10/01/2013: Radiology Rounds

Technical Advances in Interventional Radiology
New robotically controlled C-arm systems are capable of fluoroscopy and 3D imaging (cone-beam CT).
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09/27/2013: MGH Hotline

In this week’s edition
In this week's edition: "Prescribing nature and outdoor activity," "Celebrating Medical Interpreter Recognition Week," "Disability Champion Award nominations due," and more

09/23/2013: The Lancet: Neurology

Dexpramipexole vs placebo for patients with ALS (EMPOWER): a randomised, double-blind, phase 3 trial
In a phase III trial, dexpramipexole was generally well tolerated but did not differ from placebo on any pre-specified efficacy endpoint measurement. The trial can inform the design of future clinical research strategies in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

09/20/2013: MGH Hotline

In this week’s edition
In this week's edition: "Road to recovery: Pedaling past PTE," "In memoriam: Morton Swartz, MD," "Sumner Redstone Burn Center opens new unit,’" and more.

09/13/2013: MGH Hotline

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In this week's edition: "Johnson first defense for U.S. Olympic team," "Preparing for Partners eCare system launch at the MGH," "The season to fight the flu," and more.

09/01/2013: Radiology Rounds

Amyloid PET Imaging with Florbetapir for Diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease
[18F]-Florbetapir-PET may allow earlier diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), aid in the diagnosis of non-AD neurodegenerative diseases, and provide prognostic information for patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI).
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08/30/2013: MGH Hotline

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In this week's edition: "Don't Stop Your Giving," "Teddy bear tribute," "Pioneer ACO participation shows promise after first year," and more.

08/29/2013: Mindscapes Summer 2013

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The newsletter for friends and supporters of the Dept. of Psychiatry. In this issue: Seeking Justice at the Intersection of Neuroscience and the Law: New Center for Law, Brain and Behavior guides use of neuroscience in the courtroom

08/29/2013: Mindscapes Summer 2013

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Elissa Freud and Steve Willis Help Advance Research in Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia.

08/23/2013: MGH Hotline

In this week’s edition
In this week's edition: "Hausman Fellowship inspires futures," "Teaching in turmoil," "Care Redesign Fair celebrates innovative improvements," and more

08/16/2013: MGH Hotline

In this week’s edition
In this week's edition: "Walking dead infuse life into classrooms," "Partners eCare: MGH puts new system to the test," "Neurology Infusion Center: A feeling of family," and more

08/09/2013: MGH Hotline

In this week’s edition
In this week's edition: "Sports Medicine Service welcomes new chief," "A package deal," "In memoriam: Cesar Villa, RN," and more

08/02/2013: OMS Newsletter--Summer 2013

OMS Newsletter | Summer 2013
Our bi-annual report of the latest events, milestones, and achievements of the residents, fellows and faculty of the Department of OMS

08/02/2013: MGH Hotline

In this week’s edition
In this week's edition: "Technicians or magicians?" "MGH Cancer Center offers Lung Screenings," "Joint Commission lab survey concludes," and more

08/01/2013: Radiology Rounds

Simulation as a Training Tool for Vascular Interventional Radiology
Simulation is being introduced as part of the curriculum for training radiology residents.
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07/26/2013: MGH Hotline

In this week’s edition
In this week's edition: "David Brown named new Emergency Medicine chief," "Sisters summer at the MGH," "2013 PIE nominations," "Repair work begins on Longfellow Bridge, detours in effect," and more

07/19/2013: MGH Hotline

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In this week's edition: "No. 1 in New England, No. 2 in the nation," "MGH/MGPO Care Redesign launches new teams," "New PT space to open," and more.

07/12/2013: MGH Hotline

In this week’s edition
In this week's edition: "Study combines two minimally invasive procedures to treat atrial fibrillation," "Pie raises dough," "MGH named as ‘Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality’" and more

07/10/2013: Liver Center News

Managing an Emerging Epidemic: Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
In this issue of the Massachusetts General Hospital Liver Center e-newsletter, clinicians discuss management of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, the leading cause of liver disease in the United States.
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07/01/2013: Radiology Rounds

Biplanar Full-Body X-Ray Imaging
A new biplanar x-ray imaging system acquires simultaneous lateral and anteroposterior images while the patient is in a weight-bearing position.
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06/28/2013: MGH Hotline

In this week’s edition
In this week's edition: "It takes a team," "MGH officer aids local police in arrest of suspected bank robber," "MGH helps Partners eCare reach milestones," and more.

06/21/2013: MGH Hotline

In this week’s edition
In this week's edition: "Dream come true: MGH researcher selected as NASA astronaut trainee," "Claflin award winners honored," "Prescription drug awareness focus of Charlestown campaigns," and more

06/17/2013: June 2013 Dermatology Newsletter

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Learn why red heads may be at a greater risk for skin cancer, how to treat insect bites, how to apply sunless tanning products, and new advances in cosmetic dermatology.

06/14/2013: MGH Hotline

In this week’s edition
In this week's edition: "Honorees shine at sixth annual MGH Cancer Center gala," "Celebrating Operations Support Staff Day," "From Sudan to Boston: Hope, healing and heroes," and more

06/07/2013: MGH Hotline

In this week’s edition
In this week's edition: "New procedure is easy to swallow," "MGH research highlighted at ORCD celebration," "Celebration of a journey," and more

06/01/2013: Radiology Rounds

Fetal MRI. Part II: Non-CNS Imaging
MRI is used as an adjunct to ultrasound to provide further diagnostic information for abnormalities affecting the thorax, neck, and abdomen.
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05/24/2013: MGH Hotline

In this week’s edition
In this week's edition: "Getz, Raje honored with endowed chairs in oncology," "Tackling disparities in a systematic way," "A special thank you to MGH caregivers," and more.

05/17/2013: MGH Hotline

In this week’s edition
In this week's edition: "Three teams honored with Bowditch Prize," "Memorial bench honors beloved MGH leader," "Goldstein named chief of the Division of Pediatric Surgery," and more.

05/13/2013: CHARLESTOWN ADDICTION RECOVERY AND TREATMENT COURT:

CHARLESTOWN ADDICTION RECOVERY AND TREATMENT COURT:
The Charlestown Division of the Boston Municipal Court (BMC) and its Probation Department, which established the Charlestown Addiction Recovery Treatment (CHART) Program in partnership with the Charlestown Substance Abuse Coalition, announces that this new drug court is in full operation.

05/10/2013: MGH Hotline

In this week’s edition
In this week's edition: "MGH honored for nursing excellence," Cancer Center names the one hundred nominees," "Thousands help to heal 'invisible wounds of war' at Home Base event," and more.

05/03/2013: MGH Hotline

In this week’s edition
In this week's edition: "Going the extra mile," "Hospital opens historic surgical observation deck," "Window opens for 2013 Join Commission hospital lab-focused survey," and more.

05/01/2013: Radiology Rounds

Fetal MRI. Part I: Neuroimaging
MRI may provide additional information and influence patient management when fetal ultrasound suggests a potential for abnormalities.
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04/29/2013: Cardiovascular Images

Atrial Baffle Stenosis: A Late Complication after Mustard Repair for d-TGA
A 37 year old male with a history of d-transposition of the great arteries and Mustard atrial switch operation as an infant presented with abdominal distension and facial swelling.
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04/26/2013: MGH Hotline

In this week’s edition
In this week's edition: "In the wake of tragedy," "PIE awards honor extraordinary MGHers," "Three MGH teams honored for clinical research achievements," and more.

04/19/2013: MGH Hotline

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In this week's edition: The MGH responds to the Boston Marathon attacks

04/12/2013: MGH Hotline

In this week’s edition
In this week's edition: "Cancer Center fellowship program receives $1M gift," "Planning for the future: advance directive Q&A," "Child Protection Consultation Team offers support, training," and more

04/05/2013: MGH Hotline

this week’s edition
In this week's edition: "MGH guiding the development of mental health services in war-torn country," "Leadership changes at the Transplantation Biology Research Center," "Following in her father's footsteps," and more.

03/29/2013: MGH Hotline

In this week’s edition
In this week's edition: "Science takes center stage," "Berwick calls for MGH to lead in health care reform efforts," "Raising awareness for MGH LGBT community," and more.

03/22/2013: MGH Hotline

In this week’s edition
In this week's edition: "Anniversary of a promise: Former MGHfC patient joins MGH Boston Marathon team," "Raising awareness of traumatic brain injury," "Blood Transfusion Service plans for temporary relocation to White 12," and more.

03/20/2013: Volume 20, Issue 1 (Spring 2013)

Neuroendocrine Clinical Center Bulletin
The Mass General Neuroendocrine Clinical Center Bulletin shares the latest information for health care professionals about clinical and research topics in neuroendocrine conditions.

03/15/2013: MGH Hotline

In this week’s edition
In this week's edition: "The Ragon Institute moves to state-of-the-art facility in Cambridge," "MGH receives top honor for stroke patients' quality of care," "Communication is key for cardiac surgery team," and more.

03/08/2013: MGH Hotline

In this week’s edition
In this week's edition: "Padihershef unwrapped," "Planning for the next generation of MGH science," "Improving, enhancing patient safety at MGH," and more.

03/01/2013: Radiology Rounds

QPID, an Ontology-Driven Search Tool for the Electronic Medical Record
QPID (Queriable Patient Inference Dossier) is a programmable search tool that uses natural language processing to extract meaningful information from the electronic health record (EHR).
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03/01/2013: MGH Hotline

In this week’s edition
In this week's edition: "Celebrating 50 years of transplantation," "Collaborating in a crisis," "Magnet site visit begins March 4," and more.

03/01/2013: Global Surgery Initiatives 2013

Surgery 2013: Global Initiatives
The Department of Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital takes an active role in global health.

02/15/2013: MGH Hotline

In this week’s edition
In this week's edition: "Weathering the storm," "MGH patients leading healthier, more active lives," BBJ poll: MGH a 'most admired company,'" and more.

02/14/2013: Joan's post from Uganda

Joan's post from Uganda
We are winding down our trip and begin the long sojourn back tomorrow. We will retrace our steps and make the six-hour drive on the dusty, bumpy road and fly out late tomorrow night via Amsterdam.

02/12/2013: Joan's post from Uganda

Joan writes a trip to a settlement in Uganda
We went to the Nakivale refugee settlement today. We traveled for more than two hours over the bumpiest dirt road I have ever traveled on. Finally we pulled into the settlement. Note I say "settlement" instead of "camp."

02/11/2013: Cardiovascular Images

Bicuspid Aortic Valve Disease and Ascending Aorta Aneurysm
BAV is the most common congenital heart disease, with an estimated prevalence of 1-2% in the general population and a male-to-female ratio of 3:1. The pattern of inheritance of BAV is autosomal dominant with incomplete penetrance.
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02/10/2013: Joan's posts from Uganda

Joan describes a safari in Uganda
The last two days have been extraordinary. The contrast between Friday night in the rural village and Saturday night in a luxury lodge was stark and a bit troublesome, but we have appreciated every minute nonetheless.

02/09/2013: Joan's posts from Uganda

Joan describes her visit to a community hospital in Uganda
Today was in some ways the most challenging, while still incredibly rewarding. We visited the regional "referral" hospital - our equivalent of a community hospital. The Bugoye Health Center sends patients there, about 10 miles away in Kilembe. There are 200 beds and six doctors, plus many medical officers (like a physician's assistants) and nurses. They are bursting at the seams with many more patients than capacity.

02/08/2013: Joan's posts from Uganda

Two more amazing days in Uganda-Part 2
Today, we spent most of the day at a community outreach event in a church on a hillside. Hundreds of people showed up. The Village Health Team started by doing a skit that poked fun at Americans with their sunglasses, pickbags, and constantly taking photos! They nailed us - very funny.

02/08/2013: MGH Hotline

In this week’s edition
In this week's edition: "It's all in the genes: Identical twins fight high cholesterol," "Students explore health and science careers options," "Antidepressants and the effects on heart rhythms," and more.

02/07/2013: Joan's Uganda posts

Two more amazing days in Uganda, Part 1.
Yesterday we visited the rural health clinic for the first time far away in the mountains. We met the village health team (VHT), and the director, Shem. I learned that Ugandan culture is quite formal.

02/05/2013: Joan's posts from Uganda

Joan's second post from Uganda
We gave the talk at the Mbarrara University of Science and Technology (MUST) community health program today.

02/04/2013: Joan's posts from Uganda

Joan's first post from Uganda
CCHI leaders Joan Quinlan and Sarah Oo and Dr. Dean Xerras of MGH Chelsea HealthCare Center are in Uganda on a trip sponsored by the MGH Center for Global Health. The CCHI staff will visit the Mbarara University of Science and Technology and the Bugoye Community Health Center to observe community health work on the ground in Uganda and to teach on aspects of community health work from Chelsea and CCHI.

02/01/2013: Radiology Rounds

Intraoperative MRI
Intraoperative MRI allows visualization of lesions, which may shift after a craniotomy is performed and can allow a more extensive resection.
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02/01/2013: MGH Hotline

In this week’s edition
In this week's edition: "Lurie Center for Autism receives $10 million in gifts," "The economics of cardiovascular disease," "NFL Players Assocation teams with HMS," and more.

01/30/2013: OMS Newsletter--Winter 2013

OMS Newsletter | Winter 2013
Our bi-annual report of the latest events, milestones, and achievements of the residents, fellows and faculty of the Department of OMS

01/25/2013: MGH Hotline

In this week’s edition
In this week's edition: "Armstrong to lead Department of Medicine," "Patient Safety Star nominations sought," "Q&A: The MGH and Magnet," and more.

01/23/2013: Mindscapes Winter 2013

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In this issue: Think:Kids takes a different and innovative approach to helping kids with behavioral challenges. Mindscapes is the newsletter for friends and supporters of the Dept. of Psychiatry.

01/23/2013: Mindscapes Winter 2013

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The Inaugural Donald C. Goff, MD Lecture in Schizophrenia is highlighted.

01/21/2013: Cardiovascular Images

Rheumatic Heart Disease
Cardiac CT angiography has been shown to safely exclude obstructive coronary atherosclerosis prior to cardiac surgery. Moreover, it is also able to provide imaging of valve anatomy.
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01/18/2013: MGH Hotline

In this week’s edition
In this week's edition: "Honoring the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.," "Overdose leading cause of death for Boston homeless," "Sharing the magic of Disney," and more.

01/11/2013: MGH Hotline

In this week’s edition
In this week's edition: "Intense flu season at the MGH," "Brink named new chief of Radiology," "Weathering the winter at the MGH," and more.

01/07/2013: Coping Magazine

Staying Positive After a Cancer Diagnosis
In this short article, Ann Webster, PhD shares some ways to stay positive after being diagnosed with cancer. Mind body strategies, laughter, and gratitude can all help foster positive emotions during difficult times. Dr. Webster leads the Mind Body Program for Cancer at BHI.

01/01/2013: Radiology Rounds

Radiology Consultation Clinic
The Radiology Consultation Clinic is a pilot program that provides an opportunity for patients to consult directly with a radiologist.
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01/01/2013: Cascades Winter 2013

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New Directions in Celiac Disease and Other Autoimmune Disorders
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12/28/2012: MGH Hotline

In this week’s edition
In this week's edition: A remarkable year at the MGH

12/21/2012: MGH Hotline

In this week’s edition
In this week's edition: Celebrating the holiday season at the MGH

12/21/2012: Cardiovascular Images

Unroofed Coronary Sinus – A Rare Type of ASD
Unroofed coronary sinus is a rare congenital cardiac anomaly which might be difficult to diagnose. It is classified as an atrial septal defect and constitutes the rarest form of this group of congenital heart disease.
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12/15/2012: MIND Research Review

MIND Research Review 2012
A review of research at the Massgeneral Institute for Neurodegenerative Disease.
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12/14/2012: MGH Hotline

In this week’s edition
In this week's edition: "Patient education offers comic relief," "Beating the winter blues," "12:12 on 12-12-12," and more.

12/11/2012: Wonder Women of Boston

The Importance of Self-Care
In this essay, Leslee Kagan, MS, FNP discusses the importance of self care for women.

12/09/2012: The Boston Globe Magazine

Mass General cancer patients signal a good ending
Listen to the sounds of the Mass General Proton Therapy Center "Good Luck Bell".

12/07/2012: MGH Hotline

In this week’s edition
In this week's Hotline: "Transforming primary care," "Exceptional MGH nurses honored," "Partnership proves successful for MGH clinicians," and more.

12/06/2012: Liver Center News

A New Era of Hepatitis C Therapy
Liver Center News, the Massachusetts General Hospital Liver Center e-newsletter, is produced by liver specialists for their clinical peers who treat patients with liver disease.

11/30/2012: MGH Hotline

In this week’s edition
In this edition: "Warshaw Institute offers promise for pancreatic cancer," "New program oddresses complexity of older patients," Bonner Award honors local psychologist," and more.

11/26/2012: Boston Globe

Meditation can improve health
In this article, published in the Boston Globe, Dr. Benson and "The Relaxation Response" are mentioned in terms of the reseach into the effectiveness of meditation in improving ones health.

11/26/2012: Cardiovascular Images

Ruptured Coronary Sinus Aneurysm
Sinus of Valsalva aneurysms most commonly originate from the right coronary sinus in 70-80% and less commonly from the non coronary (10-20%) and left sinuses (<5%) and may be congenital or acquired.
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11/16/2012: MGH Hotline

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In this week's edition: "Honoring those who served," "Early data points to success of Innovation Units," "MGH emergency responders return from deployment," and more.

11/09/2012: MGH Hotline

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In this week's issue: "MGHfC launches new clinics and program," "Patient Affordability team identifies savings," "A special first dance," "MGH celebrates Spiritual Care Week" and more.

11/02/2012: MGH Hotline

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In this week's edition: "MGH performs its first hand transplant," "MGHers step up to Hurricane Sandy," "Exploring how genetic discoveries affect care," and more.

11/01/2012: Care2

10 Tips for Reducing Health Fears
This short article discusses common health fears related to natural disasters and how to overcome them. Meditation is recommended and Dr. Benson is cited.

11/01/2012: Radiology Rounds

Integrated PET/MR in Oncology
Integrated PET/MR is a newly available imaging technique that includes a simultaneous whole body MR and PET examination.
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10/29/2012: Boston Globe

No Cure for Back Pain
In this article, published in the Boston Globe, Ann Webster, PhD explains how mind body techniques can help alleviate back pain. "I teach meditation, guided imagery and mindfulness to get patients to acknowledge the pain with out anger," she says.

10/26/2012: MGH Hotline

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In this week's issue: "Storybook ball supports MGHfC nutrition, art and music therapy," "Cure Alzheimer's Fund donates $5.4 million," "A lasting friendship for two families," and more.

10/19/2012: MGH Hotline

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In this week's edition: "Ether Day celebrates longtime employees," "Mass Health Information Exchange launched," PCS staff shines at awards celebration," and more.

10/05/2012: MGH Hotline

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In this week's issue: "Transplant tolerance induction celebrates 10 years," "MGH bids farewell to Warren Library space," "New Neurology chief shares lessons" and more.

10/02/2012: WickedLocal

Blessings and Lessons of a Cancer Diagnosis
In this heartwarming and inspiring essay, one of our patients - who has been living with terminal cancer - describes the life lessons she has learned throughout her journey. She describes the impact that meditation has has on her health, and courageously depicts cancer as a blessing.

10/01/2012: Radiology Rounds

Coronary CT Angiography for Acute Chest Pain
Patients who undergo CCTA as the initial diagnostic test have the same or lower rates of major adverse cardiac events in a 28-day follow-up as patients who undergo standard therapy including functional testing.
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10/01/2012: Cardiovascular Images

Myocardial Infarction-induced Ventricular Septal Defect
Ventricular septal defect (VSD) is a mechanical complication of myocardial infarction and typically occurs three to five days after an acute MI.
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10/01/2012: Fall/Winter2012-2013 Dermatology Newsletter

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Brief articles and updates discussing the types of birthmarks, over the counter acne products, caring for dry skin, and what to do about brown spots.

10/01/2012: Cascades Fall 2012

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Advanced Neurological Expertise for Complex Cases
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09/28/2012: MGH Hotline

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In this week's issue: "Major NIH grants support innovative research projects," "MGHers showcase singing talents," and more.

09/24/2012: Volume 19, Issue 2 (Fall/Winter 2012)

Neuroendocrine Clinical Center Bulletin
The Mass General Neuroendocrine Clinical Center Bulletin shares the latest information for health care professionals about clinical and research topics in neuroendocrine conditions.

09/21/2012: MGH Hotline

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In this week's edition: "MGPO focuses on best practices for improving communication," "Campaign for the Third Century enters the home stretch," "Lurie Center joins largest study of drug to treat social impairment," and more.

09/14/2012: MGH Hotline

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In this week's issue, "My Giving Helps: Campaign in Full Swing," "Police and Security Ambassador Saves Physician," "Hyundai donates $250,000 to MGHfC," and more

09/07/2012: MGH Hotline

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In this week's issue: "Collaborative Caring: Mass General Institute for Heart, Vascular and Stroke Care to host ‘Health Information Day,'" "MGHers get into giving spirit," and more.

09/01/2012: Radiology Rounds

Imaging for Carotid Artery Stenosis
Patients with severe carotid artery atherosclerosis are at high risk for stroke and may benefit from revascularization.
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08/24/2012: MGH Hotline

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In this week's edition: "NASA astronaut visit a blast for patients and staff," "Fellowship inspires minority nurses," "Study shows vitamin D may decrease risk of respiratory infections in children," and more.

08/21/2012: Mindscapes Summer 2012

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The newsletter for friends and supporters of the Dept. of Psychiatry. In this issue: Breakthroughs in treating Major Depressive Disorder as a result of research done by the Psychiatry department.

08/21/2012: Mindscapes Summer 2012

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Dr. David Henderson Named Schizophrenia Program Director.

08/17/2012: MGH Hotline

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In this week's edition: "Lunder OR iMRI milesone," "Interpreters receive national certification," "Team helps treat burn victims in Ukraine," and more.

08/10/2012: MGH Hotline

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In this week's issue: "Summer Research Trainee Program celebrates 20 years,""Medical interpreters key to quality care," "MGHers share Muslim tradition" and more

08/03/2012: MGH Hotline

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In this week's edition: "Leadership meeting highlights survey, U.S. News rankings," "Short-stay unit opens," "VIC awarded funding for Type 1 diabetes research," and more

08/01/2012: Radiology Rounds

PET/CT in Oncology
Positron emission tomography (PET) is a molecular imaging method that provides complementary information to anatomic imaging by CT or MRI.
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07/27/2012: MGH Hotline

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In this week's edition: "Partners selects a new electronic health record," "Healing the heart of a family," "MGH and MGfC launch new Down syndrome program," and more.

07/20/2012: MGH Hotline

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This week's issue is a special edition about the U.S. News rankings.

07/20/2012: Mass General Magazine

Taking Charge
Mass General's Wellness Center helps patients adopt healthier and happier lifestyles by treating the mind, body and spirit. The Benson-Henry Institute collaborates closely with the MGH Revere Wellness Center; this article discusses programs offered by both organizations.

07/19/2012: Caring Headlines

Mind Body Medicine: Empowering patients to help alleviate medical symptoms and conditions
In this article, Caring Headlines covers three of BHI's most popular programs: the 3RP (Relaxation Response Resiliency Program), The Cardiac Wellness Program, and the Mind Body Program for Women. The article also shares the stories of patients who have benefited from participating in these programs. **The article starts on page 10.**

07/15/2012: CNN

Relax, It's Only A Vacation
Dr. Fricchione, Director of BHI, is interviewed by CNN regarding the psychological factors involved in relaxation. He explains the science behind why vacations are so important, and how to make the most out of yours.

07/13/2012: MGH Hotline

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In this week's edition: "Summer in the city," "Cardiac ECMO survivors celebrate each other and MGH staff," "Celebrating MGH volunteers," "Safety first: Handling and disposing of hazardous medications," and more.

07/02/2012: Radiology Rounds

Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy in the Brain
Magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) is a technique that detects metabolites, such as n-acetyl aspartate, choline-containing compounds, creatine/phosphocreatine, and lactate.
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07/01/2012: Chiefs' Notes Summer 2012

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Full-Spectrum Orthopaedics Service Includes Pediatric Sports Medicine
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06/29/2012: MGH Hotline

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In this week's issue: "Cemetery tour keeps history alive," "MGH nurse honored for saving man's life," and more.

06/29/2012: Fort Bliss Monitor

On A Mission to Relax
BHI, Harvard Medical School and the Samueli Institute are conducting a study at Fort Bliss. During a 6-week program, BHI will teach soldiers a variety of techniques, which include traditional meditation, deep breathing exercises and cognitive response skills.

06/22/2012: MGH Hotline

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In this week's edition: "Security officer honored wtih Ricardo Diaz Award," "Nurse goes the extra mile for former patient," "Jaff to lead care redesign," "Medication reconciliation: everyone has a role," and more.

06/22/2012: OMS Summer Newsletter--2012

OMS Summer Newsletter--2012
Semi-annual newsletter featuring the latest happenings from the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Read about the activities of our faculty, residents, and fellows.

06/20/2012: Prevention Magazine

Practicing What He Preaches
In this article, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Sanjay Gupta, MD shares his 12 tips for reversing heart disease. In Tip #10, entitled "Stop Medicating, Start Meditating," he describes how Dr. Benson taught him to elicit the relaxation response, and reports on the benefits on his daily meditation practice.

06/15/2012: MGH Hotline

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In this week's issue: "the one hundred gala raises $1 million," "Community event focuses on women's heart health," "Bangladesh Minister of Health visits MGH," "A new chapter for the Warren Library," and more.

06/12/2012: Be Healthy: A Banner Publication

Taking the First Step... Again and Again
Dr. Nicole Christian, a resident in Psychiatry at MGH, is interviewed by Be Healthy, a publication of the Bay State Banner. In this article, she talks about mind body medicine and its role in helping people work to change unhealthy behaviors, such as smoking, drinking and eating in excess.

06/08/2012: MGH Hotline

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In this week's edition: "MGH opens Sports Performance Center," "Department of Medicine hosts inaugural distinguished alumni lecture," "My Giving Helps: A new way to give," and more.

06/01/2012: Radiology Rounds

Magnetic Resonance Angiography Using a Blood-Pool Contrast Agent, Gadofosveset
Gadofosveset is a new MR contrast agent with an intravascular half-life of about 28 minutes, which allows steady-state contrast-enhanced MR angiography for up to 1 hour after administration of the contrast material.
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05/25/2012: MGH Hotline

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In this week's issue: "Mind over matter: Patients with paralysis use thought to move robotic arm," "Home Base event raises $2M," and more.

05/18/2012: MGH Hotline

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In this week's edition: "Honoring MGH nurses," "In memoriam: Keith Perleberg," "Universal protocol: ‘Nothing starts until we all stop,’" and more.

05/18/2012: MGH News

Stress Awareness: How Parents Can Help Their Children with Stress
Marilyn Wilcher, Senior Director at BHI, writes about stress in children and teens, and gives an example of a simple Relaxation Response exercise that parents can do with their children.

05/16/2012: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Safety, tolerability and pharmacodynamics of a skeletal muscle activator in amyotrophic lateral scle
Published Phase II results demonstrated that single oral doses of 250 mg and 500 mg of CK-2017357 appeared safe and well-tolerated in patients with ALS.

05/12/2012: Spring/Summer 2012 Dermatology Newsletter

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Read brief articles advances in the treatment for melanoma, sun protection, caring for minor cuts and scrapes, and breakthroughs in cosmetic dermatology.

05/11/2012: MGH Hotline

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In this week's issue: "Widening inequality in Boston and beyond," "$10 million gift benefits youth programs," "McDougle named inaugural Nancy Lurie Marks Professor" and more.

05/04/2012: MGH Hotline

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In this week's edition: "MGH administrative professionals honored at annual luncheon," "Singers lend voices in support of Cancer Center," and Pediatric Endoscopy Suite opens," and more.

05/01/2012: Radiology Rounds

Importing Outside Images from CD/DVDs to PACS
Each year, doctors at the MGH receive between 50,000 and 100,000 CDs/DVDs containing patient images. These CD/DVDs are a storage and management problem.
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04/27/2012: MGH Hotline

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In this week's edition: "Celebration of Science welcomes NIH director," "Kawai first incumbent of Cosimi Chair," "Introducing MGH’s first dedicated physician advisor," and more.

04/26/2012: RESOLVE New England

A Mind Body Approach to Enhancing Resiliency
In honor of Infertility Awareness Week, Leslee Kagan, MS, FNP of BHI was asked to be a guest blogger. In this article, she talks about the benefits of stress reduction and resiliency training for women struggling with infertility.

04/23/2012: Cardiovascular Images

Kawasaki Disease
Kawasaki disease is a systemic vasculitis presenting in the infant or young child, and is the leading cause of children's acquired cardiac disease in the United States.
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04/20/2012: MGH Hotline

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In this week's issue: "Going the distance: MGH marathoners beat the heat," "Museum opens to public," "Consortium aims to accelerate vaccine creation," "Record year for PIE awards," and more.

04/13/2012: MGH Hotline

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In this week's issue:"Museum ready to open," "CPR training empowers marathoners" and more.

04/09/2012: Harvard Gazette

Chill Therapy: Benson touts treatment potential of stress-control methods
On April 4th, Dr. Herbert Benson spoke about his most recent book, "Relaxation Revolution" at the Harvard School of Public Health. His lecture was a Dean's Distinguished Lecture/Book Presentation, moderated by HSPS Dean Julio Frenk.

04/06/2012: MGH Hotline

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In this week's edition: "Understanding the performance improvement process," "Study revels grid-like structure within the brain," "Harris Center hosts 15th annual forum on eating disorders," and more.

04/04/2012: Bio

Viz Medicatrix Naturae: does nature "minister to the mind"?
Dr. Eva Selhub, MD, is a Clinical Associate Senior Physician at the Benson-Henry Institute and a frequent lecturer in Benson-Henry Continuing Medical Education (CME) courses.

04/03/2012: BioPsychoSocial Medicine

Viz Medicatrix Naturae: Does nature "minister to the mind"?
Eva Selhub, MD, Staff Physician at the BHI and Alan Logan, ND, a BHI CME Faculty member, have just published an article in the journal BioPsychoSocial Medicine. Read their abstract and provisional PDF by clicking on the link below.

04/02/2012: Journal of Family and Community Health

A Unique of the Community Health worker
With the current trends in legislation around the delivery of patient care, the role of the community health worker (CHW) is gaining growing and much-deserved attention.

03/30/2012: PsychCentral

Stress Management Can Be Taught Online
A small study from MGH researchers done in collaboration with BHI found that online virtual communities may be an effective way to train patients in meditation and other mind body techniques. "Our finding that teaching a mind body approach that includes the relaxation response – can be delivered via a virtual environment is important because these environments are are richer and more rewarding than simply using interactive web sites," says Daniel Hoch, MD, PhD, corresponding author of the report appearing in the open-access journal PLoS One.

03/30/2012: MGH Hotline

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In this week's edition: "Innovation is the new standard," "MGH helps fight South Sudan medical education crisis," "Mass General website goes mobile," and more.

03/28/2012: NECN's "The Morning Show"

Beware of ticks this spring
Dr. Stuart Harris, Chief of Wilderness Medicine at Mass General Hospital, joined NECN's "The Morning Show" to share the proper technique for removing a tick, how to dispose of the tick once it is removed; how to identify symptoms if you have been bitten by a tick and how to know when it is time to see a doctor if you have been bitten. Watch the attached video for more.

03/26/2012: Habits of Health

Stress Reduction - The Relaxation Response
Dr. A's Habits of Health recently featured Dr. Benson's work. This article describes a step-by-step guide to eliciting the Relaxation Response.

03/23/2012: MGH Hotline

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In this week's issue: "Appointments announced: MGH names new chiefs for Department of Neurology, Department of Urology," "Tender visit at MGHfC," "Caring for patients -- in every sense of the word," and more.

03/21/2012: Cardiovascular Images

Truncus Arteriosus
The value of CT and MRI lies in reliable quantification of ventricular function and detailed assessment of the presence or absence of the pulmonary arteries. This is especially true in the case of newborns in whom surgical correction is planned.
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03/16/2012: MGH Hotline

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In this week's edition: "Q&A: MGH's culture of patient safety," "MGH physician to lead Global Health Service Partnership," "Assessing occupancy at the MGH: Meet the MGH Capacity Committee," and more.

03/14/2012: Jillslist.com

Can Relaxation Save Our Lives and Billions in Healthcare Costs?
This short article details research conducted at the Benson-Henry Institute, and what impact it could have on healthcare spending.

03/13/2012: Stem Cells

Lumbar Intraspinal Injection of Neural Stem Cells in Patients with ALS: Results of a Phase I Trial i
The results of an ongoing Phase I trial of intraspinal injections of fetal-derived neural stems cells in patients with ALS.

03/09/2012: MGH Hotline

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In this week's edition: "MGH participates in record-breaking transplant chain," "Performance improvement initiatives at the MGH," "MGHers honored for safety efforts," and more.

03/02/2012: MGH Hotline

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In this week's edition: "Healing harmonies," "Innovative MGHers honored with Bowditch Prize, "The importance of heart health," and more.

02/24/2012: OMS Winter 2012 Newsletter

OMS Winter 2012 Newsletter
Highlights for the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery for Sept 2011 - Feb 2012

02/23/2012: Partners.org Features

The Benson-Henry Institute at Mass General Helps Patients Reduce Stress
Partners HealthCare highlights the Benson-Henry Institute's clinical services and educational programs for physicians.

02/17/2012: MGH Hotline

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In this week's edition: "A heartfelt surprise," Charting the course for the future," "Mentoring future scientists," and more.

02/10/2012: MGH Hotline

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In this week's issue: "Measure for measure: Patient-reported outcomes," "Students explore careers at the MGH," "'Don't eat where you treat," and more.

02/03/2012: MGH Hotline

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In this week's edition: "Matters of the heart," "Joint Commission survey window opens," "Rattner named first incumbent to Warshaw Family Professorship," and more.

02/01/2012: Advances in Cancer

Advances in Cancer: Winter 2012 edition
Advances in Cancer: Winter 2012 edition

02/01/2012: Radiology Rounds

Palliative Interventional Radiology in the Abdomen, Part 2: Nutritional Support and Comfort Measures
Nutritional support, administered after the placement of a gastrostomy tube, a gastrojejunostomy tube, or a jejunostomy tube can prevent aspiration and prolong life.
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02/01/2012: UTNE Reader: The Best of Alternative Press

Meditation, Not Meds
This in-depth interview with Dr. Benson covers the psychological and physiological benefits of eliciting the relaxation response, as well as its potential impact on healthcare.

01/27/2012: MGH Hotline

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In this week's issue: "Go with green: Color-coding, rearranging food products improves health choices," "Remembering and honoring Martin Luther King Jr.," and more.

01/23/2012: Cardiovascular Images

Congenital Absence of the Pericardium
Congenital absence of the pericardium is an uncommon anomaly, and can be either complete or partial (more commonly left-sided). The pathogenesis is believed to be secondary to an in utero vascular insult.
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01/13/2012: MGH Hotline

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In this week's edition: "MGHers to serve as Innovation Advisors," "Winter survival tips," "Living laser among top 10 breakthroughs," and more.

01/03/2012: Mindscapes Winter 2012

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The newsletter for friends and supporters of the Dept. of Psychiatry. In this issue: "The Making of a Psychiatrist" highlights the Psychiatry department’s teaching mission

01/02/2012: Radiology Rounds

Palliative Interventional Radiology, Part 1: Image-Guided Techniques for Pain Relief
Neurolysis of the celiac plexus or superior hypogastric plexus can provide pain relief emanating from upper abdominal and pelvic organs, respectively, allowing reduction in opioid medications and their side effects.
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01/01/2012: How to Build a Beating Heart

Building Organs
The Vacanti Lab featured on National Geographic highlights tissue engineering projects that will revolutionize clinical care.

01/01/2012: Mass General Magazine

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Mass General Magazine is a publication for supporters and friends of Massachusetts General Hospital that takes you inside the hospital and explores its patient care and research programs here and around the world. It features rich photo essays and in-depth profiles from across the Mass General world.

12/30/2011: MGH Hotline

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In this week's edition: "A look back at the MGH's bicentennial year," "Paul S. Russell, MD Museum unveiled," and more.

12/23/2011: MGH Hotline

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In this week's issue: "Winter Wonderland," "Sports stars score holiday smiles," and more

12/20/2011: Cardiovascular Images

Thrombus or Tumor?
Differentiating intra-cardiac thrombus from tumor can be challenging. Cardiac MRI allows for multi-planar visualization, which enables optimal anatomical characterization and assessment of invasion into surrounding structures in the case of malignancy.
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12/16/2011: MGH Hotline

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In this week's issue: "Advancing Alzheimer's Research," "A festive performance for MassGeneral Hospital for Children patients" and more.

12/09/2011: MGH Hotline

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In this week's edition: "Blake 12 ICU opens," "Honoring an MGH legacy: Andrew Warshaw, MD," "Robert Leffert, MD, Palliative Care Memorial Lecture established," "Lurie Center names first director," and more.

12/02/2011: MGH Hotline

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In this week's edition: "McGovern award recipients celebrated at MGPO dinner," "Orf returns to MGH to lead Research Management," "Neurology names three endowed chairs," "United Way campaign passes 2,011 mark," and more.

11/21/2011: Cardiovascular Images

Scimitar Syndrome
While both CT and MRI can delineate many congenital cardiovascular anomalies, MRI has the added advantage of being free of radiation. In addition, MRI can be performed with or without gadolinium contrast.
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11/20/2011: Nature Medicine

The effects of dexpramipexole (KNS-760704) in individuals with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Phase II, two-part trial examining safety and tolerability of dexpramipexole in patients with ALS.

11/18/2011: MGH Hotline

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In this week's edition: "MGH receives national community service award," "New team addresses workplace conflict," "Honoring MGH servicemen and women, past and present," and more.

11/11/2011: MGH Hotline

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In this week's edition: "Celebrating 50 years of intensive care," "Crowley named to Podolsky Professorship," "In Memoriam: John Burke," and more.

11/08/2011: CoolComply: Using Wireless Tech to Monitor Medication Storage and Adherence

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Developed in partnership by the Massachusetts General Hospital, Innovations in International Health at MIT, and the Global Health Committee, CoolComply uses wireless technology to relay readings to local healthcare workers so they can remotely monitor patients being treated for Multiple Drug Resistant Tuberculosis (MDR-TB).

11/04/2011: Radiology Rounds

Non-contrast MR Angiography
Concerns about the safety of gadolinium-based contrast materials in high-risk patients--coupled with advances in hardware, imaging sequences, and gating technology--have revived interest in non-contrast MR angiography (NC-MRA).
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11/04/2011: MGH Hotline

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In this week's edition: "$3 million gift supports Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health Technology Initiative," "Storybook Ball raises $1.1M for MGHfC," "2,011 in 2011: What number will you be?" and more.

10/28/2011: Hotline

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In this week's edition: "200 years at the research frontier," "Warren Triennial Prize honors visionary research," "How - and when - to make a protein," "Gaining ground in limb replacement surgery," and more.

10/24/2011: Cardiovascular Images

Chagas Disease Presenting with Renal Infarcts
Cardiac MRI is useful in assessing cardiovascular complications from the parasitic infection Chagas disease.
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10/21/2011: MGH Hotline

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In this week's issue: "MGH celebrates Ether Day," "Neurology celebrates milestone anniversaries," "Donor Wall offers thanks, inspiration," "Looking back and thinking forward," and more.

10/19/2011: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health

Patient navigation
Patient navigation at MGH Chelsea is improving the breast cancer screening rates for Bosnian refugees and immigrants.

10/15/2011: Fall 2011 Winter 2012 Dermatology Newsletter

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Mass General Dermatology Newsletter, Volume 3.: Read brief articles related to sun protection, itch, psoriasis, and reversing sun damage.

10/14/2011: MGH Hotline

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In this week's issue including "Celebrating two 200s," "Care redesign teams begin implementing quality recommendations," and "Blood donors honored at annual breakfast," and more.

10/07/2011: MGH Hotline

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In this week's issue: "One celebration, many stars," "Former MGH resident named Nobel Laureate," "MGH to host AccessAbility Fair," and more.

10/03/2011: Radiology Rounds

Staging Colorectal Cancer
Treatment of colorectal cancer varies greatly depending on the location and extent of the disease. CT, MR, and PET-CT imaging all play important roles in staging and management.
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10/01/2011: MGH Caring Headlines

What You Should Know About Holistic Nursing at MGH
This article features Peg Baim, MS, NP, Clinical Director of Training at the Benson-Henry Institute, who teaches at the MGH Institute of Health Professions and was instrumental in creating a mind body medicine certificate program for nurses.

10/01/2011: Cascades Fall 2011

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Tissue Engineering and Regenerative MedicineMedicine: Progress toward alleviating donor organ shortages
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09/30/2011: MGH Hotline

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In this week's issue: "Revolutionary potential," "Saying 'I Do' in the Lunder," "Capt. 'Sully' visits the MGH," and more.

09/23/2011: MGH Hotline

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In this week's issue: "Gala celebrates 200 years - and counting," "Jennings appointed CIO," "Honoring service to the Latino community," and more.

09/20/2011: Cardiovascular Images

Senile Cardiac Amyloidosis
The characteristic delayed enhancement pattern makes MR a valuable imaging modality in the workup of amyloidosis.
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09/16/2011: MGH Hotline

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In this week's issue: "New hope for cancer patients," "NIH director outlines opportunities in biomedical research," "Raising heart disease awareness," and more.

09/09/2011: MGH Hotline

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In this week's issue: "A successful transition," "Courageous heart patient follows the Bruins' lead," "MGH celebrates another year of job opportunities for youth," and more.

09/08/2011: Journal of Immigrant Minority Health

Perspectives on Preventive Health Care and Barriers to Breast
Since the Iraq war began in 2003, over 4 million Iraqis have been displaced. Little is known about preventive cancer care in this population, but stark disparities have been documented. The purpose of this study was to assess the perspectives of Iraqi women refugees on preventive care and perceived barriers to breast cancer screening.

09/06/2011: Radiology Rounds

CT Screening for Lung Cancer for High Risk Patients
Mass General Imaging now offers low-dose CT lung cancer screening, which according to a major prospective randomized study delivers a significant mortality benefit for former and current smokers who meet certain criteria.
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09/01/2011: MGH Fund Update Summer 2011

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The MGH Fund Update is a publication for supporters of the MGH Fund, Mass General's fundamental resource for providing life-saving patient care, advancing biomedical research, and creating healthcare solutions in our community and around the globe.

09/01/2011: The MGH Campaign for the Third Century of Medicine Newsletter

Read about the Lunder Building opening and dedication.
The MGH Campaign for the Third Century of Medicine Newsletter features a cover photograph of N. Stuart Harris, MD, a faculty member in the Department of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Harris is Chief of our Division of Wilderness Medicine.

09/01/2011: DiabetesVIEWS Archive

DiabetesVIEWS Archive
Past issues of the Diabetes Self-Management Education program's DiabetesVIEWS Newsletter

08/26/2011: MGH Hotline

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In this week's issue: "THE CUTTING EDGE," "BHI provides invaluable tools for a group of rising stars," "Celebrating another year of ESOL graduates," and more.

08/24/2011: Massachusetts General Hospital Bequests

Massachusetts General Hospital Bequests
Massachusetts General Hospital Bequests - Creating a Legacy for Future Generations - a guide for naming Mass General as a beneficiary of a will.

08/23/2011: Mindscapes Summer 2011

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The newsletter for friends and supporters of the Dept. of Psychiatry. In this issue: Helping Young People Reach Their Potential; Pediatric Bipolar conference.

08/19/2011: MGH Hotline

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In this week's issue: "Team-driven care: Ambulatory Practice of the Future now accepting new patients," "The buzz on caffeine and fertility," "Diabetes care redesign recommendations ready to be implemented" and more.

08/14/2011: Boston Globe

Worried about aging? Relax
Reducing stress is an effective way to ease ills of later life.

08/09/2011: The Mind Body Connector

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We are pleased to share the first issue of The Mind Body Connector, a new resource to help you stay current with the latest news from the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine (BHI).

08/08/2011: The Colorado Springs Gazette

Winning the battle against PTSD, fighting a battle for legitimacy
Therapy gets results, but not funding. Colorado Springs Gazette quotes MGH physician Herbert Benson.

08/05/2011: MGH Hotline

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In this week's issue: "Weight Center restructures," "Team fights increased cholera in Haiti" and more.

08/01/2011: Radiology Rounds

Imaging Obese Patients
The imaging of obese patients presents challenges within most modalities, ranging from equipment weight limits to attenuation by fat tissue. Solutions including specialized equipment and new image-reconstruction techniques are helping to serve this growing patient group.
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07/29/2011: MGH Hotline

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In this week's issue "Carpenter Professorship established," "CCRP celebrates a decade of health and wellness with the MGH" and more.

07/22/2011: MGH Hotline

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In this week's issue: "MGH moves up in national rankings," "What is … the MGH? 'Jeopardy!' features MGH category" and more.

07/15/2011: MGH Hotline

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In this week's issue: "On the move: CSPS and ED first into new Lunder Building," "MGHers score visit from Stanley Cup," and more.

07/07/2011: Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard Newsletter

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07/01/2011: Radiology Rounds

Elastography
Elastography is a promising technique for several purposes, including identification and localization of prostate cancer for biopsy and therapy, and for staging of liver fibrosis.
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07/01/2011: MGH Hotline

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In this week's issue: "Lunder Dedication Week," "Austen Inpatient Care Pavilion features 150 rooms," "Care redesign teams move forward with implementation" and more.

06/24/2011: MGH Hotline

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In this week's issue: "A blast from the past," "'My Giving Helps' nears goal," "Understanding ED utilization," and more.

06/20/2011: Cardiovascular Images

Supravalvular Aortic Stenosis
Although the primary uses for cardiac CT include anatomic imaging of the chest and coronary arteries, dual-source cardiac CT has superior temporal resolution that allows functional imaging.
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06/17/2011: MGH Hotline

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In this week's issue, "MGH celebrates Bicentennial Scholars," "Experience 'The Wonder of Lunder'" and more.

06/10/2011: MGH Hotline

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In this issue, "MGHers POPP!" "Cancer Center celebrates the one hundred," "My Giving Helps, develop innovative care models," "MGH launches new award to support research,"

06/09/2011: Advances in Cancer

Advances in Cancer: Spring 2011
Advances in Cancer: Spring 2011 edition

06/01/2011: Synergy Magazine: A Year in Review/A Look to the Future 2011

Synergy Magazine
Bold New Options: Pioneering the Next Generation of Cancer Care

06/01/2011: Radiology Rounds

Ultra-Low Radiation Dose Renal CT Examinations
Mass General Imaging has dramatically lowered the CT radiation dose for renal stone examinations. While the reported average dose for abdominal/pelvic CT is 15 mSv, at Mass General the dose is about 5.4 mSv for initial diagnosis and 0.85 to 3 mSv for follow-up examinations.
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05/27/2011: MGH Hotline

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In this week's issue: "Run to Home Base 2011," "New director of Social Services announced," "Joint Commission lab survey to occur by Aug. 28," and more.

05/25/2011: Cardiovascular Images

Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy
In this case, cardiac CTA enabled the assessment of coronary artery anatomy and cardiac function with a single non-invasive examination.
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05/20/2011: MGH Hotline

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In this week's issue, "Celebrating Nurse Recognition Week," "MGH Chapel marks 70 years," "A new level of green building," and more.

05/06/2011: MGH Hotline

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In this week's issue: "In Memoriam: James J. Mongan, MD," "The MGH celebrates Administrative Support Staff Day," "7News-Partners HealthCare Health and Fitness Expo returns" and more

05/02/2011: Radiology Rounds

Mass General Imaging Global Health Programs
Mass General Imaging Global Health Programs (IGHP) aim to address unmet medical imaging needs and healthcare disparities for vulnerable and crisis-affected populations.
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04/29/2011: MGH Hotline

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In this issue, "MGH Learning Laboratory," "Springtime brings smiles to all," "North End Community Health Center marks 40 years," and more.

04/25/2011: Cardiovascular Images

Myocardial Viability by Cardiac MRI
Cardiac MRI offers superior spatial resolution and has emerged as the gold standard for the quantification of myocardial scar via late gadolinium enhancement (LGE).
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04/22/2011: MGH Hotline

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In this week's issue: "SAC meeting: Reviewing past and present scientific milestones, future challenges," "Celebrating prize-winning MGH research," "Running for a cause," and more.

04/15/2011: MGH Hotline

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In this issue, "YouthCare Gala raises nearly $800,000," "A grateful family thanks MGH Transplant Center staff," "Career Information Day at MGH," "Three MGH nurses named regional Nursing Spectrum finalists," and more.

04/11/2011: Mindscapes Spring 2011

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The newsletter for friends and supporters of the Dept. of Psychiatry. In this issue: learn about Behavioral Medicine at MGH, and our new Child Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Clinic.

04/08/2011: MGH Hotline

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In this issue, "Valued volunteers: MGH Celebrates first Volunteer Recognition Week," "SAC meeting to honor past scientific leadership, address current challenges," and more.

04/01/2011: MGH Hotline

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In this week's issue, "Seconds count," "New mural on Bigelow 6," "March is Social Work Month," "Steps to Sucess," and more.

04/01/2011: Radiology Rounds

3D Mammography
Breast tomosynthesis offers better sensitivity and specificity than conventional mammography, with fewer false positives, fewer false negatives, and a radiation dose that is well within recommended guidelines.
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04/01/2011: Chiefs' Notes Spring 2011

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Streamlined Access for Inpatient and Outpatient Referrals
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04/01/2011: 2011 Spring Summer Dermatology Newsletter

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Spring and Summer 2011: MGH Dermatology Newsletter. Read brief articles focused on maintaining healthy skin, sun protection, and the latest advances in treatments for skin conditions.

03/31/2011: Cardiovascular Images

Left Circumflex to Coronary Sinus Fistula
Cardiac CT provides detailed evaluation of a coronary AV-fistula (CAF) and its relationship with surrounding structures.
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03/25/2011: MGH Hotline

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In this week's issue: "Hot of the presses: MGH history book now available," "First Partners Medical Education Awards," "New chief of Palliative Care" and more.

03/18/2011: MGH Hotline

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In this week's issue, "3D mammography," "Assisting in Japan," and "Harris Center 14th Annual Public Forum," and more.

03/11/2011: MGH Hotline

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In this week's issue: "Excellence Every Day: Joint Commission lab survey window opens," "A day in the life," "Lunder Building patient floors enhance patient- and family-oriented care," and more.

03/07/2011: Radiology Rounds

Flat Panel Volume CT (fpVCT)
Flat panel volume CT (fpVCT) covers larger volumes, has higher spatial resolution, and suffers from fewer artifacts than multidetector CT. The technology, now available for clinical research at Mass General, has applications in musculoskeletal and vascular imaging.
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03/04/2011: MGH Hotline

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In this week's issue: Feb. 25, 2011: "A day of bicentennial events and activities," "The MGH, McLean and public officials renew charter at the State House," "History book co-author discusses capturing the MGH spirit," and more.

03/01/2011: Cancer Center News

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How an innovative Colorectal Cancer Screening Navigator Program is reducing disparities in screening rates.

02/25/2011: MGH Hotline

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In this week's issue, "First 100 medical and surgical cases," "Bicentennial Corner," "Lunder Building fifth floor houses infrastructural hub," and more

02/21/2011: Cardiovascular Images

Asymptomatic Partial Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return
Cardiac CT has the combination of excellent spatial resolution and a large field-of-view, and is thus ideally suited for the delineation of associated cardiovascular anomalies.
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02/18/2011: MGH Hotline

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In this week's issue, "Charter milestone," "Lunder Building to 'Go Live' this summer," "Multicultural Affairs office hosts first alumni reunion," and more

02/11/2011: MGH Hotline

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In this week's issue: "Sharing Science: MGHers volunteer at Timilty science fair," "The sweetness of giving," "Paul S. Russell, MD, Museum highlights evolution of MGH medical innovation," and more.

02/04/2011: MGH Hotline

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In this week's issue of Hotline: "One smile at a time: Former patient's mother brings birthday joy to MGH patient," "MGH and CBS care," "New radiation oncology technologies in the Lunder Building," and more.

02/01/2011: Radiology Rounds

Gastric Emptying Scintigraphy
The protocol for gastric emptying scintigraphy at Mass General has been updated to conform to internationally recognized standards, including a standard low-fat meal labeled with 99mTc- sulfur colloid followed by imaging immediately after eating and at 1, 2, and 4 hours.
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01/31/2011: Cardiovascular Images

Fever in a Young Man with Mechanical Valves
Transesophageal cardiac ultrasound is the gold standard in evaluating suspected prosthetic valve endocarditis. Initial results have demonstrated that cardiac CT compares favorably and has added value in pre-operative planning and exclusion of coronary artery disease prior to surgery.
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01/28/2011: MGH Hotline

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In this week's issue, "Helping hands in India," "Keith D. Lillemoe, MD, to lead Department of Surgery," "'Dark Tide' author visits MGH book club," and more

01/21/2011: MGH Hotline

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In this issue, "Gardner serves in Haiti as Durant fellow," "MLK tribute event features locsal writer," "Lunder Building brings medical imaging technologies to the patient," "Help for their homeland," and more

01/14/2011: MGH Hotline

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In this week's issue "MGH's first new employees of 2011," "Examining racial and ethnic stereotypes in health care," "Materials Management at the Lunder Building," and more.

01/07/2011: MGH Hotline

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In this week's issue, "Oh, baby! MGH celebrates first babies of bicentennial year," "MGH Warren Triennial Prize to honor pioneers of cellular reprogramming," "MGH past and future now highlighted online," "Big heart, big smile, Big Papi," and more.

01/07/2011: Advances in Cancer

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01/03/2011: Radiology Rounds

Diagnosing Insufficiency Fractures in the Pelvis and Proximal Femur
MRI is more sensitive than radiography or CT imaging for the diagnosis of insufficiency fractures. MRI may be helpful in distinguishing insufficiency fractures from pathological fractures due to tumor infiltration.
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01/01/2011: Mass General Magazine

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Mass General Magazine is a publication for supporters and friends of Massachusetts General Hospital that takes you inside the hospital and explores its patient care and research programs here and around the world. It features rich photo essays and in-depth profiles from across the Mass General world.

01/01/2011: Cascades Winter 2011

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Comprehensive Food Allergy Program Integrates Research, Education
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01/01/2011: Advances at Mass General

Advances at Mass General, winter 2011 issue
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01/01/2011: Advances at Mass General

Advances at Mass General, summer 2012 issue
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12/24/2010: MGH Hotline

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In this week's issue, "MGH celebrates two centuries," "Bruins lace up to deliver toys," "Songfest singers bring holiday cheer," "In Memoriam: Lawrence 'Larry' E. Martin," and more.

12/23/2010: Department of OMS Newsletter - Winter 2010

Dept of OMS Newsletter - Winter 2010-11
Highlists from the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery for the Fall and Winter of 2010

12/17/2010: MGH Hotline

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In this week's issue, "'Tis the season," "Shedding light on harmful effects if tobacco smoke," "Red Sox Holiday Caravan stops at MassGeneral Hospital for Children," and more

12/17/2010: Cardiovascular Images

A Problematic Pediatric Pulmonary Artery
This case demonstrates the complementary role of cardiac CT to traditional imaging modalities in the evaluation of complex congenital heart disease in carefully selected patients.
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12/10/2010: MGH Hotline

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In this week's issue: "Global Health Symposium: Day-long event draws physicians, scientists and policy makers," "Baselga first incumbent of Chabner Chair in Hematology Oncology," "MGH caregivers share experiences in Haiti" and more

12/06/2010: Mindscapes Fall 2010

Mindscapes Fall 2010 (PDF)
The newsletter for friends and supporters of the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital.

12/03/2010: MGH Hotline

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In this week's issue, "Showcasing primary care," "Required safety training available on the web through HealthStream," "Pneumatic tube system ready to connect to the Lunder Building," "MGH participates in Great American Smokeout," and more

11/22/2010: Proto Magazine

Herbert Benson: The Mind’s Healing Power
A pioneer in meditation reflects on the past and future of research into the mind body connection.

11/19/2010: Cardiovascular Images

Apical Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: Calling a Spade a Spade
ApHCM is characterized as concentric, apical left ventricular thickening, resulting in a spade-like morphology of the left ventricular cavity during end diastole. In the case presented here, cardiac MRI was vital in demonstrating focal areas of fibrosis in the apical wall of the left ventricle.
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11/19/2010: MGH Hotline

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In this week's issue, "Tenth Anniversary," MGH museum of medical innovation," "Honoring veterans and their families," and more.

11/15/2010: The Boston Globe

Hospital without borders
Q&A with MGH physician David Bangsberg

11/12/2010: MGH Hotline

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In this week's issue: "Uniting to support neighbors in need," "MGH on the front lines: A historical perspective of the MGH through wartime," "MGH and MGHfC celebrate passage of three child-safety laws," and more.

11/05/2010: MGH Hotline

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In this issue, "Spooktacular celebrations," "Incentive for flu shot documentation," "MGH United Way launches Nov. 8" and more

11/05/2010: Radiology Rounds

STAT Radiology Orders
In order to minimize inappropriate use of STAT radiology examinations, Mass General is changing the physicians order entry (POE) process. All patients who need STAT exams must be transported by medical staff to the designated scanner (with the exception of portable examinations).
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11/01/2010: Greetings & Salutations

Greetings and Salutations (Fall 2010)
Read about the Stoeckle Center's recent work!

10/29/2010: MGH Hotline

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In this week's issue: Providing HOPE, Leadership meeting describes path for the future, MGH Disparities Solutions Center delves into history of health care disparities, and more.

10/22/2010: MGH Hotline

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In this week's issue, "'Individual Care, Global Impact,'" "Ether day: MGH celebrates longtime employees," "First annual PCS awards ceremony celebrates star employees," and more.

10/15/2010: MGH Hotline

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In this week's issue, "The essence of service: 2010 González Award recognizes outstanding service," "Portrait presentation commemorates Fuller Albright, MD," "MGH researchers elected to Institute of Medicine," and more.

10/10/2010: Mindscapes Fall 2010

Treating genetic deficit linked to negative symptoms in schizophrenia
Dr. Josh Roffman contributes with an article which discusses using nutritional supplements to improve treatment of patients with schizophrenia.

10/08/2010: MGH Hotline

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In this issue, "Aladdin's Adventure," "MGH hosts president of Latvia," "Cracking the glass ceiling," and more.

10/01/2010: MGH Hotline

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In this issue, "MGH teams up with Patriots to help Kick Cancer," "Bowditch Prize awarded to Meyer, Ferris and Weil," and more.

10/01/2010: Radiology Rounds

Gadoxetic Acid (Eovist) and Hepatobiliary MR Imaging
Gadoxetic acid (Eovist) is a new hepatobiliary MR contrast agent that is specifically taken up by hepatocytes and therefore provides increased lesion-liver contrast compared to standard extracellular contrast agents.
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10/01/2010: Cardiovascular Images

Epicardial and Mediastinal Fat Mimicking Pericardial Effusion
Excess epicardial and mediastinal fat can mimic pericardial effusion and/or pericardial masses. In addition, excess fat can also have mass effect with or without hemodynamic significance.
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10/01/2010: Volume 17, Issue 1 (Fall 2010)

Neuroendocrine Clinical Center Bulletin
The Mass General Neuroendocrine Clinical Center Bulletin shares the latest information for health care professionals about clinical and research topics in neuroendocrine conditions.

09/24/2010: MGH Hotline

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In this issue, "Stand Up to Cancer," "Emergency Preparedness at home and work," "Thanking MGH blood donors," and more.

09/17/2010: MGH Hotline

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In this issue: "Smoke KNOT Here," "MGH Midwives in Haiti," "VIC: Accelerating results from bench to bedside," and more.

09/15/2010: 2010-2011 Fall/Winter Dermatology Newsletter

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Read brief articles focused on maintaining healthy skin and the latest advances in treatments for skin conditions.

09/13/2010: Boston Globe

Cycle of stress
Getting pregnant, having monster PMS - how the S factor may play a part

09/03/2010: MGH Hotline

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In this issue: "Royal Treatment: MGHfC Cancer Center patients are knights and queens for a day," "Honoring graduates of MGH Youth Programs," "Joung receives prestigious NIH Pioneer Award," and more.

09/01/2010: Alternative Therapies in Health

Doctor of Nursing Practice - Integrative Health and Healing as a Challenge
This is a special issue on nursing, offered in partnership with Holistic Nursing Journal.

09/01/2010: Radiology Rounds

Multi-Energy Computed Tomography - New Opportunities In Imaging the Abdomen
Materials can be distinguished based on their differences in attenuation properties at different x-ray energies. CT scanners are now available that can almost simultaneously acquire images at two energy levels, either by using two x-ray tubes or a single x-ray tube capable of rapid energy (kVp) switching. Multi-energy scanning may be advantageous for lesion detection and characterization, but the benefits must be weighed against the potential for increased radiation exposure.
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08/27/2010: MGH Hotline

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In this week's issue: "Circular Letter bicentennial," Palliative care: New study shows improved quality of life, extended survival in lung cancer patients," "MGH Transplant Center hosts inaugural golf tournament," and more.

08/20/2010: MGH Hotline

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In this week's issue, "MGH celebrates 200-year anniversary of the Circular Letter," "MGH history book to commemorate bicentennial," "The Building for the Third Century: A hallmark of the future," and more.

08/18/2010: Palliative Care Can Extend Life, Reduce Depression

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A new study by doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital’s Cancer Center has shown that in lung cancer patients, the addition of palliative care measures at the time of diagnosis can significantly extend a patient’s life.

08/13/2010: MGH Hotline

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In this week's issue, "Patriot's day," "Bicentennial Corner," "Cardiac patients reunite old friend," and more

08/06/2010: MGH Hotline

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In this week's issue: "A special bond: MGH caregiver officiates wedding for patient, "Sports medicine experience," "Chatting with Kim Parks, DO, of 'Boston Med'" and more.

08/02/2010: Radiology Rounds

Multiparametric MR Imaging for Prostate Cancer
Diffusion weighted MRI (DWI), and dynamic contrast enhancement (DCE) MRI increase the sensitivity and specificity of prostate cancer detection over that of T2 weighted imaging alone; the combination of these techniques is referred to as multiparametric MR imaging.
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07/30/2010: MGH Hotline

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In this week's issue: "A second chance: MGHfC and MEEI help save Haitian child with eye cancer," "MGHfC opens Ronald McDonald House Charities Family Rooms," "Chatting with Mike O'Donnell, RN, of "Boston Med," and more.

07/23/2010: MGH Hotline

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In this week's issue, "Disparities Solutions Center celebrates five-year anniversary," "MGHfC honors amazing moms," "MGH Student Health Center at Chelsea receives high marks," and more.

07/16/2010: MGH Hotline

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In this week's issue: "MGH Picnic: Eat, Sing, Play," "MGH ranks among top," "They're Your Parents, Too!" and more

07/12/2010: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Mind-body medicine training works on hospital staff, too
Registered nurse Terry Lang at the Positive Health Clinic at Allegheny General Hospital has found a way to help some of them get past their needle phobia: the deep-breathing relaxation technique she and 13 other AGH doctors and staff members learned in recent training with the famed Benson-Henry Institute for Mind-Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital.

07/02/2010: MGH Hotline

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In this week's issue: "MGH physicians perform at Partners at the Pops," "MGH honors pioneer in arthroscopic surgery," "MESAC promotes medication safety via medication manual" and more.

07/01/2010: OMS Newsletter--Summer 2010

OMS Newsletter--Summer 2010
Highlights from the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery for the spring and summer 2009-2010.

07/01/2010: Radiology Rounds

Hybrid SPECT/CT: Enhancing Nuclear Medicine
SPECT/CT combines the anatomic details seen in CT images with functional information from single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) nuclear imaging, providing better anatomic localization of lesions than standard nuclear medicine images.
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06/28/2010: Cardiovascular Images

Secundum Atrial Septal Defect (ASD)
Cardiac ultrasound is the primary imaging modality for diagnosis, morphologic assessment and follow-up of patients with ASDs (atrial septal defects). Knowledge of the size, location and associated abnormalities is critical for planning of surgical or percutaneous procedures, and in such cases cardiac CT has desirable imaging characteristics.
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06/14/2010: Synergy Magazine: Spring 2010

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This issue, entitled "A year in review...a look to the future" highlights the Cancer Center's progress in understanding, preventing and curing cancer over the last year.

06/07/2010: Advances at the Mass General Cancer Center - Summer 2010

Advances at the Mass General Cancer Center - Summer 2010
Introducing ADVANCES at the MASS GENERAL CANCER CENTER, a new physician publication of the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center. This newsletter will update you twice a year on how Mass General Cancer Center researchers and clinicians are helping to transform cancer care by approaching new thresholds in treatment that help us better understand the disease.
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06/04/2010: MGH Hotline

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In this week's issue: "Health and Fitness Expo June 12 and 13," "My Giving Helps Employee Campaign launched," Workplace emotions workshop," "Visiting Clerkship Program celebrates 20 years," "Five years on the frontier," and more.

06/01/2010: Radiology Rounds

CT Perfusion Imaging of the Brain
CT perfusion imaging is used to estimate infarct core in acute stroke patients for whom MR-DWI (diffusion weighted imaging) cannot be obtained in a timely manner or is contra-indicated. Strict protocol rules ensure that total radiation exposure is substantially below the FDA maximum dose of 500 mGy.
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05/28/2010: MGH Hotline

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In this week's issue: "Women in Medicine: No mountain to high to climb," "Overcoming the odds," "Champions of success," "MAO celebrates URM graduates and their accomplishments" and more

05/26/2010: Cardiovascular Images

An Incidental Left Atrial Congenital Anomaly
Cor triatriatum sinister is a residual membrane in the left atrium. The diagnosis can be made by 2D or transesophageal echocardiography, cardiac CT, or cardiac MRI. In the case discussed here, second-generation dual-source CT technology offered a high-quality diagnostic test while exposing the patient to a low radiation dose.
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05/25/2010: Cultural Fun in the Summer Sun

Cultural Fun in the Summer Sun Press Release
During the month of June the MGH Blood Donor Center will be hosting Cultural Fun in the Summer Sun. All donors will be entered to win admission or memberships to select museums in the greater Boston area.

05/23/2010: Therapy Times

Tuesdays With an SLP
Paige Nalipinski, senior speech language pathologist and project coordinator at MGH, writes about ALS care guidelines and her experience working with patients at the MGH ALS Multidisciplinary Clinic.

05/21/2010: MGH Hotline

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In this week's issue: A new start: MGHfC provides comfort and care to young girl and her mother from Haiti; Caring hearts; MGH midwives: An international perspective; and more.

05/14/2010: MGH Hotline

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In this week's issue: "The MGH celebrates Nurses Week," "Ether documentary wins state fair prize,"Children in Health Care Week highlights good health and fun," "Inaugural Linda Kelly Nursing Lecture held" and more.

05/07/2010: MGH Hotline

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In this week's issue: Take Our Children to Work Day, MGH calmly avoids deep water during citywide emergency, Admitting and Registration Services offer first impression, MGH implements LabExpress, and MGH Leadership Meeting highlights CMS survey, MGH budget and health care reform

05/03/2010: Radiology Rounds

Whole-Body MRI
Whole-body MRI is a noninvasive technique that acquires images of the entire body in the coronal plane only using fast MR pulse sequences. Among other uses, it is a promising method for screening pediatric patients with small round blue cell tumors for metastases, including lymphoma and neuroblastoma.
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05/01/2010: Greetings & Salutations (May 2010)

Greetings & Salutations (May 2010)
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05/01/2010: Lancet Neurology

Safety and efficacy of lithium in combination with riluzole for treatment of amyotrophic lateral scl
Double-blind, placebo-controlled trial with a time-to-event design assessing the safety and efficacy of lithium in combination with riluzole in patients with ALS.

04/23/2010: Cardiovascular Images

CT Angiography with Reduced Radiation - The Dawn of a New Era
Our patient was scanned in the "Flash" mode using the new high-pitch CT scanner, which has a scanning speed of up to 43 cm/s and a temporal resolution of 75 ms. Therefore, an entire chest examination can be completed in just 0.6 seconds.
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04/16/2010: MGH Hotline

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In this issue: Cuts for a Cause, MGH Pharmacy restructures and expands, Health and Fitness Expo June 12 and 13, Addressing the health care disparities gap, Raising awareness of the importance of organ and tissue donation, Ives Erickson receives UMass Chancellor's Award

04/15/2010: Mindscapes 2010, Spring

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The newsletter for friends and supporters of the Department of Psychiatry.

04/09/2010: MGH Hotline

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In this issue: Springtime once again; MGH leads international study to identify vulnerable plaques; In Memoriam: Marjorie Ionta, PT; MGH Police and Security remind staff to wear their ID badge; Ambulatory Practice of the Future: Meet the director; Career Information Day highlights health professions

04/02/2010: MGH Hotline

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In this issue: MGH forum on Haiti relief efforts, A life-saving gift, Patient Safety Awareness Week offers patient safety insight, Fashion luminaries discuss eating disorders at Harris Center forum, Martin Research Award honorees,

04/01/2010: Radiology Rounds

Three-dimensional Ultrasound Imaging
Three-dimensional (3D) ultrasonography employs a transducer that records spatial information; the entire data set is stored for subsequent analysis. 3D imaging adds accurate volume measurements of lesions and structures, which is not available with current 2D ultrasound imaging.
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04/01/2010: Chiefs' Notes Spring 2010

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MassGeneral for Children Expands Outpatient Specialty Services on the North Shore
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03/22/2010: Cardiovascular Images

Caseous Necrosis of the Mitral Valve
Caseous necrosis of the mitral valve is a rare form of mitral annular calcification (MAC) in which there is high atherosclerotic burden with central "caseous" necrosis, which can resemble a tumor. In this case, cardiac CT was an ideal complementary modality that was helpful in narrowing down the differential diagnosis.
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03/12/2010: MGH Hotline

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In this issue: SAC meeting takes a global view; Eat Street Cafe goes green, yellow and red; "Books and Bands" supports Home Base Program; and more.

03/05/2010: MGH Hotline

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In this issue: Run to Home Base has new finish line; Patient Safety with Jeffrey B. Cooper, PhD; Community anti-drug efforts move eastward; APF to open during summer 2010; MGH achieves first "90/90" hand hygiene year; MassGeneral for Children at North Shore Medical Center

03/01/2010: Radiology Rounds

CT and Radiation Safety Issues
Although substantially higher than that from conventional x-ray imaging, the radiation exposure associated with diagnostic CT imaging is considered to be low by the Health Physics Society. At Mass General, a number of dose-reduction strategies are in place to minimize radiation exposure from CT imaging.
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03/01/2010: How Human Trafficking is Managed

Health and Human Rights: an international journal
Human Trafficking Initiative’s case study of sex trafficking of women and girls in Metro Manila

02/26/2010: Cardiovascular Images

Sudden Hypotension and Transient ST Segment Changes in a Patient with an Aortic Valve Mass
A CT was performed to exclude a pulmonary embolus, with surprising results: a mobile mass.
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02/26/2010: MGH Hotline

MGH Hotline 2.26.10
In this issue: Thinking globally, acting locally; MGH goes red for women's heart health; MGH Haitian community offers thanks; Task force results lead to revised chemotherapy preparation process; Rollout of bedside computers for EMAPPS and ACD; and A dedicated Friend

02/19/2010: MGH Hotline

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In this issue: "Making a measurable difference: Revere CARES receives national award," "Students explore health care field during MGH Shadow Day," "IV infusion devices move from 'smart' to 'intelligent'" and more

02/12/2010: 02/12/10: MGH Hotline

MGH Hotline 02/12/10
In this issue: Super Bowl PSA airs with help from the MGH; Heartache and Hope; MAO residents and fellows rally together for Haiti; MGH Imaging Safety Champion retreat; Speed networking event connects faculty; 2010 Celebration of Science and SAC meeting

02/10/2010: Drugs.com

Link to Drugs.com article on study led by Dr. Andrew Tager
Amira Pharmaceuticals announces efficacy of LPA1 antagonist in a preclinical model of scleroderma

02/05/2010: MGH Hotline

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In this issue: "MGH couple’s son wins 'babyGap' contest," "In the right place at the right time," "New pathways reconnect the MGH campus" and more.

02/01/2010: Radiology Rounds

Vertebral Augmentation
Despite two recent small studies that failed to demonstrate statistically significant benefit from vertebral augmentation in osteoporotic patients, we continue to offer bone augmentation for properly selected patients with osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures, as well as metastatic bone lesions.
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01/27/2010: Cardiovascular Images

Left Main Coronary Artery Arising From the Right Sinus of Valsalva
Coronary CTA is emerging as the gold-standard in elucidating the origin, the size, the course, and the presence or absence of proximal anatomical or functional obstruction of congenital coronary anomalies.
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01/22/2010: MGH Hotline

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Jan. 22, 2010 issue. Includes stories "Help for Haiti," "Coordinated efforts send supplies to Haiti" and "Slavin welcomes the MGH's first new employees of 2010"

01/15/2010: MGH Hotline

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Jan. 15, 2010 issue. Includes stories on "Caring for Haiti," "A heartwarming weddingon Ellison 10," and "Harvard Credit Union helps MGH Fund."

01/11/2010: Urology Highlight Report 2010

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On June 10th in the year 1910, the Trustees of the Massachusetts General Hospital voted to establish a “Genito-Urinary Department” at the hospital, meaning that our department will celebrate its 100 year anniversary in June 2010. We are also honored to help celebrate the hospital’s bicentennial in 2011, marking 200 years of commitment to clinical care, teaching, research and community outreach.

01/04/2010: Radiology Rounds

Imaging Suspected Cervical Spine Trauma
Radiographic imaging is not recommended for cervical trauma patients who meet low-risk criteria. Large-scale studies have demonstrated that certain clinical criteria can be used reliably to guide the selection of patients for cervical imaging using CT, x-ray, or MRI.
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12/12/2009: Urology Highlights Report 2009

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The Massachusetts General Hospital Urology Department has made progress on multiple fronts during the past academic year.

12/07/2009: Cardiovascular Images

Pulmonary Artery Percutaneous Stenting in a Patient with Takayasu's Arteritis
Simultaneous diagnostic enhancement of the coronary and pulmonary arteries is now possible with modern scanners and protocols.
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12/01/2009: Volume 16, Issue 2 (Winter 2009)

Neuroendocrine Clinical Center Bulletin
The Mass General Neuroendocrine Clinical Center Bulletin shares the latest information for health care professionals about clinical and research topics in neuroendocrine conditions.

12/01/2009: Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Newsletter

Link to Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation's article on study led by Dr. Andrew Tager
Amira Pharmaceuticals developing a new drug for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

11/23/2009: Radiology Rounds

Decision Analysis
Investigators in radiology are actively expanding research efforts in decision analysis to compare new and existing imaging techniques, and to identify which imaging approaches can most benefit at-risk populations
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11/02/2009: Radiology Rounds

Special Issue: Response to the USPSTF Recommendations for Mammography
We believe that the US Preventive Services Task Force recommendations on mammography are based on flawed analysis of the data and continue to support the scientifically based recommendations of the American Cancer Society that annual mammographic screening should begin at age 40.
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11/02/2009: Cardiovascular Images

ECG-gated Cardiac CT of a Saphenous Vein Graft Aneurysm Pre/Post- Percutaneous Intervention
This case highlights the added clinical value of using non-invasive ECG-gated cardiac CT for surveillance and management of graft aneurysms pre- and post- surgical/percutaneous interventions.
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11/01/2009: Mass General Magazine

House Calls for the Homeless
How one Mass General physician is helping Boston’s homeless community stay healthy against all odds.

11/01/2009: Dystonia Newsletter 2009

Dystonia Newsletter 2009
The “Dystonia Update” is an annual newsletter from the research laboratories of Xandra O. Breakefield, PhD and Nutan Sharma, MD, PhD about dystonia research at Massachusetts General Hospital. In the newsletter you will learn about ongoing research projects and the people behind dystonia research, and find answers to commonly asked questions.

10/09/2009: Synergy Magazine: Fall 2009

Synergy: Fall 2009
This issue of Synergy focuses on sarcoma and soft tissue cancers.

10/05/2009: Cardiovascular Images

Delayed Myocardial Enhancement at MDCT in a Patient with Sarcoidosis and ICD
Despite the relative lower contrast to noise ratio of CT images compared to MRI, contrast-enhanced CT can detect myocardial fibrosis in the majority of cases with delayed enhancement techniques.
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10/05/2009: Radiology Rounds

Iterative Image Reconstruction Method (ASIR): Lowering CT Radiation Dose and Improving Image Quality
A new CT reconstruction algorithm, adaptive statistical iterative reconstruction (ASIR), has effectively increases image quality by reducing noise, also enabling lower radiation doses.
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10/01/2009: Cascades Fall 2009

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A Team Approach Benefits Children with Bone and Soft-Tissue Sarcomas
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09/07/2009: Radiology Rounds

MR Enterography for Crohn's Disease
For patients with Chron's disease, MR enterography offers an alternate imaging method that provides high image resolution and excellent soft-tissue contrast without exposure to the ionizing radiation of a CT exam.
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09/07/2009: Cardiovascular Images

Adenosine Induced Stress Myocardial Perfusion Imaging Using Dual Source Computed Tomography
Cardiac CT may allow non-invasive simultaneous evaluation of coronary anatomy and physiology in a single study.
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08/03/2009: Radiology Rounds

Imaging for Sinusitis
Multidetector CT (MDCT) is the imaging modality of choice for chronic sinusitis because it clearly shows air spaces, opacification of sinuses, and bony anatomy.
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08/02/2009: Mindscapes Summer 2009

Mindscapes Summer 2009 (PDF)
The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry newsletter for friends and supporters.

07/30/2009: Annual Report 2008

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Read about the Stoeckle Center's work to revitalize primary care through education, research, and innovation.

07/06/2009: Radiology Rounds

Augmentation Therapy for Vertebral Compression Fractures
Augmentation therapy, including kyphoplasty or vertebroplasty, in which cement is placed percutaneously into a fractured vertebral body, results in a marked improvement in pain within 24 hours in 80-90% of those treated.
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07/01/2009: Chiefs' Notes Summer 2009

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New MGHfC Satellite Facility Opens in Nashua, New Hampshire
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07/01/2009: Boston Chair Massage Comes to the MGH Blood Donor Center

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07/01/2009: X-Treme Summer Fun at the MGH Blood Donor Center

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07/01/2009: Escape to the Cape with the MGH Blood Donor Center

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07/01/2009: Give Blood and Get Away with the MGH Blood Donor Center

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Need a vacation? Give blood in the month of September and you could do just that! To find out how check out this publication!

06/30/2009: www.eurekalert.org

Link to full Arthritis & Rheumatism news release on study led by Dr. Allen Steere
CIID investigators provide greater understanding of Lyme disease-causing bacteria

06/22/2009: Greetings & Salutations #11

Greetings & Salutations #11
View the June/July newsletter, as well as the General Medicine Division (GMD) Transition News for June 2009.

06/18/2009: Caring Headlines

Caring Headlines
In this Issue: MGH Volunteer Recognition Day - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Documentation - Patient Education - The Knight Center - MGH School of Nursing Signature Quilt - Reflection of an EED Champion - Clinical Narrative: Katie Teele, PT - Above and Beyound: Helping a Patient in Distress - New Cullen Post-Anesthesia Care Unit - Celebrating Eucharistic Ministers - Prayer Shawls: a Sacred Gift of Hope - Professional Achievements - Fielding the Issues: An Update on Restraint Use - Announcements - Educational Offerings - Advance Care Planing

06/08/2009: Cardiovascular Images

Persistent 5th Aortic Arch in Patient with Known Intrauterine Thalidomide Exposure
Persistence of the 5th aortic arch is a rare congenital vascular anomaly which may be seen in isolation or associated with other congenital cardiac or vascular anomalies.
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06/01/2009: Radiology Rounds

Preparing Children for Imaging Studies
Fast scanning methods, combined with behavior distraction techniques, can often help children undergo imaging studies without sedation or general anesthesia.
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05/28/2009: Caring Headlines

Caring Headlines - Nurse Week 2009 Science, safety take center stage - May 28, 2009
In this Issue: Patient outcomes 'hardwired' to Excellence Every Day - Therapeutic Touch - The wisdom of experience - The effect of music on patient undergoing cerebral angiography - Patients' perception of feeling known by their nurses - The Institute for Patient Care - The Pursuit of Quality - 2009 Yvonne L. Munn Nursing Research Awards - Interactive nursing research…

05/07/2009: Caring Headlines

Caring Headlines
In this Issue: New Technology in Orthotics - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Environment of Care - The Bowditch Prize - The Brian M. McEachern Extraordinary Care Award - Visiting Scholar for Cardiac Nursing - National Donate Life Month - Clinical Nurse Specialist: Clare Cole, RN - Clinical Narrative: Ann Haywood-Baxter; MDiv - New Graduate in Critical Care Nursing Program - Nursing Research Committee Journal Club - Feilding the Issues I: Changes in Heparin Administration - Fielding the Issues II: Understanding the Joint Commission - Professional Achievements - Announcements - Educational Offerings - 65Plus an Update

05/04/2009: Radiology Rounds

High Field (1.0 T) Extremity MRI
The dedicated extremity MR scanner at Mass General Imaging West, Waltham, is designed for scanning the hand, wrist, elbow, foot, ankle, and knee. Diagnostic quality is comparable to 1.5 T conventional MR scanners.
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05/04/2009: Cardiovascular Images

Intravenous Leiomyomatosis Presenting as Recurrent Syncope
Intravenous leiomyomatosis is a rare proliferation of histologically benign smooth muscle cells within the venous system, whose etiology has been postulated to result from vascular invasion of a uterine leiomyoma.
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05/01/2009: Introduction to the Patient Centered Medical Home

Medical Home video
Emmi Solutions produced this short video on the Medical Home.

05/01/2009: Volume 15, Issue 1 (Spring 2009)

Neuroendocrine Clinical Center Bulletin
The Mass General Neuroendocrine Clinical Center Bulletin shares the latest information for health care professionals about clinical and research topics in neuroendocrine conditions.

04/23/2009: Caring Headlines

Caring Headlines: Occuaptional Therapy Helping patients perform daily activities to the best...
Inside this Issue: Occupational Therapy Month - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Anticoagulation Management - Helping Children Cope in Difficult Economic Times - Social Service Presentation - Norman Knight Visiting Scholar Program - Clinical Narrative: Lisa Lovett, LICSW - Stephanine Macaluso, RN, Excellence in Clinical Practice Award - The Orren Carrere Fox Award - Fielding the Issues: Fall Prevention - Announcements - Educational Offerings - Nurse Week Schedule

04/06/2009: STAR Expo Blood Drive

STAR Expo Blood Drive

04/06/2009: Cardiovascular Images

New-Onset Chest Pain
LMCA (left main coronary atresia) is a rare coronary anomaly in which there is no left main ostium, and the proximal left main trunk ends blindly.
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04/06/2009: Radiology Rounds

Evaluation of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction by Defecography
Defecography is a dynamic fluoroscopy examination that is valuable for patients with pelvic floor disorders, primarily constipation and certain forms of fecal incontinence.
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04/03/2009: STAR Convention Blood Drive

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04/02/2009: Caring Headlines

Caring Headlines - Patient Care Services Welcomes Ann Scott Blouin
In this Issue: Ann Scott Blouin Visit - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Universal Protocol - Communications Boards in the Neuro ICU - Patient Safety Awareness Week - Clinical Narrative: Lorraine Drapek, RN - Welcome eMAR - Remembrance: Miriam 'Mim' Huggard - Professional Achievements - Fielding the Issues: Noroviruses - Announcements - Educational Offerings - National Healthcare Decisions Day

04/01/2009: Senior HealthWISE Newsletter

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Community wellness, involvement, support adn education

04/01/2009: Proto: Dispatches from the frontiers of medicine

Proto magazine, Spring 2009 issue
The Spring 2009 issue of Proto, a magazine that reaches 75,000 thought leaders nationwide, explores new developments in organ transplantation, the relationship between public art and public health, creating stem cells from an unlikely source and the rollercoaster history of hormone replacement therapy.

04/01/2009: BROCHURE: Primary Care: A Miracle of Modern Medicine

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[presented at the PCPCC meeting in DC on 4/28/09] Primary care: The foundation of our health care system may be the greatest miracle of modern medicine. Read more about the value of investing in primary care.

04/01/2009: Cascades Spring 2009

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The Pediatric Neuromuscular Service: Coordinated, multidisciplinary care for children with neuromuscular disorders
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03/26/2009: Greetings & Salutations

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March April 2009 newsletter

03/19/2009: Caring Headlines

Caring Headlines - Building Relationships in the GCRC
In this Issue: Building Relationships in the GCRC - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Hand Hygiene - Creating a Culture of Safety - Above and Beyond: Honoring a Sacred Promise - Norman Knight Preceptor of Distinction Award - Clinical Narrative: Rabbi Ben Lanckton - Making a Difference: The Office of Patient Advocacy - Job Shadow Day - DVT Awareness Month - Fielding the Issues: MGH Benefits Program - Announcements - Educational Offerings - Certified Nurses Day

03/19/2009: Caring Headlines

Caring Headlines - Building Relationships in the GCRC
In this Issue: Building Relationships in the GCRC - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Hand Hygiene - Creating a Culture of Safety - Above and Beyond: Honoring a Sacred Promise - Norman Knight Preceptor of Distinction Award - Clinical Narrative: Rabbi Ben Lanckton - Making a Difference: The Office of Patient Advocacy - Job Shadow Day - DVT Awareness Month - Fielding the Issues: MGH Benefits Program - Announcements - Educational Offerings - Certified Nurses Day

03/11/2009: 2009 Platelet Saturdays

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03/10/2009: Taste of the Town at MGH Blood Donor Center

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03/02/2009: Radiology Rounds

Surveillance Imaging for Inherited Cancer in Pediatric Patients
Targeted imaging surveillance is often necessary to detect developing cancers in the early stages to maximize treatment benefits and survival. Ultrasound and MR are the primary imaging modalities used for surveillance
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03/02/2009: Cardiovascular Images

Cardiac Arrest While Walking in the Park
Cardiac CTA was useful in excluding coronary anomalies or cardiomyopathies, and led to a surprising diagnosis.
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03/01/2009: Senior HealthWISE Newsletter

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Community wellness, involvement, support and education

02/19/2009: Caring Headlines

Caring Headlines: Team Effort Produces Small Miracle for Dialysis Patient
In this Issue: Team Effort Produces Small Miracle - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Medication Reconciliation - New Menu from Nutrition & Food Services - Fielding the Issues: Rapid Response Team - The Waiting Room Reader - Clinical Narrative: Helen Brandt, RN - Symposium on Disabilities Awareness - Nursing Reseach Journal Club - Fielding the Issues II: EMAPPS - Announcements - Educational Offerings - Random Acts of Excellence

02/05/2009: Caring Headlines

Caring Headlines: PCS Greeter Program Welcoming Patients and Visitors to MGH...
In this Issue: PCS Greeter Program - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Quality and Safety Resources - Kirvilatis Awards - Clinical Narrative: Maureen MacDonald, RN - EMAPPS - Fielding the Issues: Routine Rounding - Announcements - Educational Offerings - Davis Named Wilkens Fellow

02/02/2009: Cardiovascular Images

51 Year Old Man with a Left Ventricular Apical Mass
Left ventricular apical aneurysm can be a sequela of myocardial infarction, most commonly from anterior wall myocardial infarction, occurring in up to 40% of these patients.
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02/02/2009: Radiology Rounds

Incidental Adrenal Nodules
All incidentally detected adrenal nodules need clinical evaluation and laboratory tests for hormonal secretion. Adrenal protocol CT has a high sensitivity for differentiating between benign and malignant masses.
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02/01/2009: Senior HealthWISE Newsletter

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Community wellness, involvement, support and education

01/22/2009: Caring Headlines

Caring Headlines: HealthStream On-line Education: Coming to a Computer Near You
In this Issue: HealthStream - Jeanette Ives Erickson: The Power of Apology - Above and Beyond: Christmas Spirit - Kacmarek Recognized - IHP Doctor of Nursing Practice Program - Clinical Narrative: Kerri Tyman, RN - Tiger Team Update - Fielding the Issues: MGH Benifits Program - Professional Achievements - Announcements - Educational Offerings - Knowles Nurse Preceptor Fellowship

01/08/2009: Caring Headlines

Caring Headlines: Excellence Every Day Champions Retreat
In this Issue: Champions Every Day Champions Retreat- Jeanette Ives Erickson: Excellence Every Day Champions - Payroll Process Improvement Team - Informed Concent for PICC Lines - Empowerment through Health Literacy - Clinical Narrative: Elizabeth Whittier, RN - Comfort and Support after Loss Memorial Service - Volunteer Pin Week - Fielding the Issues: HealthStream - Tiger Team Update: Linens - Educational Offerings - Hematology Oncology Nurse Practitioner Excellence Award

01/05/2009: Radiology Rounds

Update on Image Guided Ablation of Liver Tumors
In certain cases, percutaneous image-guided ablation may be considered for biopsy-confirmed hepatocellular cancer (HCC) and for colorectal cancer (CRC) metastases.
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01/05/2009: Cardiovascular Images

Bacterial Pericarditis with a Distal RCA Pseudoaneurysm
While coronary angiography has traditionally been considered the gold standard for evaluation of coronary artery aneurysms, coronary CT angiogram (CTA) has emerged as a reasonable alternative.
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01/01/2009: Senior HealthWISE Newsletter

Senior HealthWISE January 2009 Newsletter
Community wellness, involvement, support and education

01/01/2009: Proto: Dispatches from the frontiers of medicine

Proto magazine, Winter 2009 issue
The Winter 2009 issue of Proto, a magazine that reaches 75,000 thought leaders nationwide, features sociable robots, the model organism C. elegans, restorative neuroscience, micro medical practices and an elite set of HIV patients.

12/19/2008: MGH News Release

Link to MGH News Release on study led by Dr. Robert Gerszten
Advanced blood analysis may speed diagnosis of heart attacks

12/18/2008: Caring Headlines

Caring Headlines: Patient Care Services Implements New Inpatient Support Structure
In this Issue: New Inpatient Support Structure - Jeanette Ives Erickson: A Look Back at 2008 - Swallow Screening Tool - Meet Our Operations Managers - Clinical Narrative: Heather Markham, PT - The Norman Knight Clinical Support Excellence Award - HealthStream - A Stroke Response Story - Davis Inducted into FAAN - Announcements - Educational Offerings - Fielding the Issues: Clinical Supplies

12/18/2008: PCS News you can use

PCS News you can use - Issue - Dec 18, 2008
News and information for patient care services

12/12/2008: MGH Hotline

MGH Hotline
Ten years ago, drug and alcohol abuse among youth in the Revere community was growing at an alarming rate. In the middle schools, 59 percent of students reported smoking cigarettes at least once. At the high school level, 51 percent of students were current alcohol drinkers, and 14 percent were binge drinkers. Today, the picture is very different – and much more promising.

12/12/2008: Urology Highlights Report 2008

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We have a wide breath of funded research topics that span many areas in Urology.

12/11/2008: A Guide to the Cancer Center for Patients and Families

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A guide to treatment programs, as well as support, education and wellness services available to patients and families.

12/04/2008: Caring Headlines

Caring Headlines: 4th Annual Visiting Scholar Program
In this Issue: 4th Annual Visiting Scholar Program - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Responsiveness - Midwirery Celebrates Key Milestones - Clinical Narrative: Elizabeth MacLellan, RN and Christine Greenwood, RN - Professional Achievements - Feilding the Issues: Central Resource Nursing Team - Announcements - Educational Offerings - Remembering Nancy Jenner, RN

12/01/2008: Volume 14, Issue 2 (Fall 2008)

Neuroendocrine Clinical Center Bulletin
The Mass General Neuroendocrine Clinical Center Bulletin shares the latest information for health care professionals about clinical and research topics in neuroendocrine conditions.

12/01/2008: Synergy

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Synergy

11/20/2008: Caring Headlines

Caring Headlines: Respiratory Care Celebrates Collaborative Practice
In this Issue: Respiratory Care Week - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Council on Disabilities Awareness - Physical Therapy Month - Tiger Team Update: Forms and Office Supplies - Perioperative Nurse Week - Clinical Narrative: Julie Bosworth, PT - Nursing Grand Rounds - Vascular Conference - Research Opportunities - Glove Use: Facts and Fiction - Fielding the Issues: Building for the Third Century; An Update on EMAPPS - Announcements - Educational Offerings - Excellence in Action Award: Nancy Leventhal, LICSW

11/15/2008: Vision

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Vision is a magazine for the MGH community, donors and friends. In this issue read how Mass General's Institute for Health Policy is working to improve health care in America.

11/06/2008: Caring Headlines

Caring Headlines: Pastoral Care Week
In this Issue: Pastoral Care Week - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Flu Shots - Latino Heritage Month - Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month - Tiger Team Update - Clinical Narrative: Healther Ann Carison, RN - Clinical Nurse Specialist: Kathyrn Beauchamp, RN - Professional Achievements - Fielding the Issues: International Nurse Vistors - Announcements - Educational Offerings - New On-Call Patient Shuttle

11/03/2008: Cardiovascular Images

35 Year-old Woman Presenting with Dyspnea and Chest Pain
This case demonstrates the complimentary information offered by the multimodality workup of a rare myocardial tumor.
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11/03/2008: Radiology Rounds

Uterine Artery Embolization
Uterine artery embolization (UAE) is recognized as a Level A (based on good and consistent scientific evidence) treatment option for the management of leiomyomas in carefully selected patients.
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11/01/2008: MGH Senior Healthwise Newsletter

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Community wellness, involvement, support and education.

10/16/2008: Caring Headlines

Caring Headlines - PCS Office of Quality & Safety Promoting 'Excellence Every Day'
In this Issue: Promoting Excellence Every Day - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Improving the Patient Experience - Meet the Office of Quality & Safety - Clinical Narrative: Nicole Angueira, PT - FLU Vaccine Campaign - Fielding the Issues: The Center for Connected Health - Announcements - Educational Offerings - National Surgical Technologiest Week

10/06/2008: Radiology Rounds

CT Perfusion Imaging and Oncology
CT perfusion, which evaluates blood flow, blood volume, mean transit time, and vascular permeability from dynamic changes in contrast enhancement, has been used for stroke evaluation and has an emerging role in the evaluation of tumor angiogenesis.
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10/06/2008: Cardiovascular Images

Left Atrial Appendage Mixing Artifact Vs. Thrombus
64-detector-row CTA is a noninvasive and sensitive modality for detecting thrombi in the left atrial appendage of stroke patients.
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10/02/2008: Caring Headlines

Caring Headlines: Ramadan Brings MGH Community Together in Spirit of Unity
In this Issue: Ramadan - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Re-Designing Our Support Structure - New Graduate in Critical Care Nursing Program - MGH Pro Tech Program - Clinical Narraative: Jane Miller, RN - Fielding the Issues: Taking a Closer Look at Utilization of Blood and Blood Products - Announcements - Educational Offerings - Professional Achievements

09/29/2008: Mindscapes, 2008, Fall

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The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry newsletter for friends and supporters.

09/18/2008: Caring Headlines

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Hausman Nursing Fellowship: the future looks bright

09/18/2008: Caring Headlines

Caring Headlines: Hausman Nursing Fellowship: the Future Looks Bright
In this Issue: In this Issue: The Hausman Nursing Fellowship - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Efficiency and Innovation - Clinical Narrative: Carol Vivaldelli, RN - Staff Perceptions of the Professional Practice Environment Survey - Fielding the Issues: Non-Salary Tiger Teams - Announcements - Educational Offerings - More than Just a Journal Club

09/04/2008: Caring Headlines

Caring Headlines: Through the Patient's Eyes
In this Issue: Seeking the Patient’s Voice - Jeanette Ives Erickson: PCS Strategic Goals: an Update - The Awakening: A Story of End-of-Life Care - Clinical Narrative: Laura Tikonoff, PT - Vascular Screening Day - Fielding the Issues: The Institute for Patient Care - Announcements - Educational Offerings - Geriatric Rounds to Evaluate, Assess, and Teach (GREAT)

09/01/2008: Proto: Dispatches from the frontiers of medicine

Proto magazine, Fall 2008 issue
The Fall 2008 issue of Proto, a magazine that reaches 75,000 thought leaders nationwide, features mirror neurons, diabetes and bariatric surgery, battling antibiotic resistance, microfluidics and video games that promote health.

09/01/2008: Cardiovascular Images

WATCHMAN Device is on the Watch
Preliminary data suggests that LAA occlusion with a WATCHMAN System is safe and feasible, and cardiac CTA is an excellent modality to assess the integrity of the WATCHMAN device.
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09/01/2008: Radiology Rounds

Imaging for Pre-Transplant Evaluation of Living Donor Liver Transplantation
Imaging, including CT and MR, as well as 3-D post-processing, plays a vital role in assessing the suitability of a potential donor for transplantation and for planning surgery.
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08/21/2008: Caring Headlines

Caring Headlines: Excellence Every Day
In this Issue: Excellence Every Day - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Excellence Every Day - Patient Education Competency Packet - Clinical Pastoral Education Program - Hand Hygene Update - Get with the Guidelines - Clinical Nurse Specialist: Danielle Nolan, LICSW and Dana Madden, RN - Clinical Nurse Specialist: Janet Madden - Fielding the Issues 1: Staff Perceptions of the Professional Practice Environment Survey - Non-Salary Tiger-Team Update - Announcements - Educational Offerings - Ben Corrar Clanon Award

08/14/2008: Alzheimer Research Forum

Link to Alzheimer Research Forum article on study led by Dr. Joseph El Khoury
Why Good Microglia Turn Bad—A Matter of Timing?

08/04/2008: Radiology Rounds

Percutaneous Image-Guided Thermal Ablation of Renal Tumors
Three image-guided ablation therapies are in use at MGH: radiofrequency ablation, cryoablation, and microwave ablation; selection among these is dependent on tumor- and patient-specific factors.
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08/01/2008: Vision

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Vision is a magazine for the MGH community, donors and friends. In this issue read how Mass General is changing health care locally and around the world.

07/26/2008: Patient Care Services Annual Report 2007

Patient Care Services Annual Report 2007
PATIENTS and POSSIBILITIES

07/26/2008: Patient Care Services Annual Report 2007

Patient Care Services Annual Report 2007
PATIENTS and POSSIBILITIES

07/17/2008: Caring Headlines

Caring Headlines: The Dedicated Inpatient-Unit Volunteer Pilot Program
In this Issue: Process Improvement - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Process Improvement - TEAM USA - Volunteer Recognition Luncheon - Ghiloni Oncology Nursing Fellowship - Cronin Raphael Award - Clinical Narrative: Mary Findeisen, RN - Professional Achievements - Fielding the Issues: Construction Update - Construction Update - Announcements - Educational Offerings - Nursing Research Journal Club

07/07/2008: Radiology Rounds

Dual Energy CT for Renal Stones
Multidetector CT (MDCT) scanning using two energy levels, 80kVp and 140kVp MDCT can be used to characterize renal stone composition prior to treatment.
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07/03/2008: Caring Headlines

Caring Headlines: Graf Retires: MGH Pays Tribute with Tears and Testimonials
In this Issue: Chris Graf Retires - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Mandated Nurse Staffing Ratios - The Jean M. Nardini, RN, Nurse of Distinction Award - Global Health: Nobel Peace Prize Laureate at MGH - Reiki in the SDSU - Clinical Narrative: Jennifer Miraglia, PT - Living and Working with ovarian Cancer - ESOL Graduation - Professional Achievements - Fielding the Issues: Medication Safety - Announcements - Educational Offerings - MGH Idol

07/01/2008: Synergy- Summer '08

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Synergy: Summer edition, 2008

07/01/2008: Muscle & Nerve

Arimoclomol at dosages up to 300 mg/day is well tolerated and safe in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
Safety, tolerability, and pharmacokinetics of arimoclomol in ALS were assessed.

06/19/2008: Caring Headlines

Caring Headlines: International partnerships Bringing the Magnet-hospital Philosophy to Dubai
In this Issue: Jeanette Ives Erickson: Our Magnet Partnership with University Hospital in Dubai - Stategies for Healing on Blake 11 - Bike Week at MGH - Brian M. McEachern Extradordinary Care Award - Stephanie Macaluso, RN, Excellence in Clinical Practice Awards - Sullivan on Clinical Excellence - Clinical Narrative: Melissa DeLisle, RN - Diversity: Getting from Point A to Point B - Fielding the Issues: Advance Directives - Professional Achievements - Announcements - Educational Offerings

06/02/2008: Radiology Rounds

MRI for Prostate Cancer
MR imaging can be used for prostate cancer detection and is commonly recommended if cancer is suspected despite negative transrectal US and biopsy findings.
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06/02/2008: Cardiovascular Images

48 Year-Old Woman with a Left Main Coronary Artery (LMCA) Stent and Much More...
Dual source coronary CT represents a valuable non-invasive imaging tool capable of providing surveillance of LMCA stents and can also elucidate other important findings in a single examination.
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06/01/2008: Volume 14, Issue 1 (Spring 2008)

Neuroendocrine Clinical Center Bulletin
The Mass General Neuroendocrine Clinical Center Bulletin shares the latest information for health care professionals about clinical and research topics in neuroendocrine conditions.

06/01/2008: Proto: Dispatches from the frontiers of medicine

Proto magazine, Summer 2008 issue
The Summer 2008 issue of Proto, a magazine that reaches 75,000 thought leaders nationwide, probes genomic testing, the dangers of ER overcrowding and chronic inflammation, growing bone with distraction osteogenesis, and telomeres.

06/01/2008: Diabetes Views

DiabetesVIEWS
The Diabetes Self Management and Education Program brings you DiabetesVIEWS, a newsletter for patients offering ideas and information about nutrition, exercise, diet and lifestyle for those diagnosed with Type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

05/22/2008: Caring Headlines

Caring Headlines: Nurse Week 2008
In this Issue: eams that work - Perioperative Nursing - Magnet hospitals: the inside story - The Vietnam Women's Memorial: triumph over tragedy - Celebrating nurses in the military - Research Day - Sleep deprivation in acute care: priority or after-thought - Surgical Nursing - Dedication of The Yvonne L. Munn Center for Nursing Research - The Yvonne L. Munn nursing research awards and dedication of The Yvonne L. Munn Center for Nursing Research - Neuroscience Nursing - Psychiatric Nursing - MGH Nursing Research Fair and Expo - Pediatric Nursing - Infusion Nursing

05/05/2008: Cardiovascular Images

Young Man with Chest Pain and Positive Cardiac Enzymes
Our case illustrates that CMR is an attractive clinical imaging modality for the non-invasive diagnosis of myocarditis.
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05/05/2008: Radiology Rounds

CT Colonography
The American Cancer Society recommends CT colonography (CTC) every 5 years as a screening option for asymptomatic adults who are at average risk of developing colorectal cancer starting at age 50.
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05/01/2008: Caring Headlines

Caring Headlines: Clinical Leadership Collaborative for Diversity in Nursing
In this Issue: Diversity Clinical Leadership Collaborative for Diversity Nursing - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Magnet Re-Designation - Visiting Cardiac Nursing Scholar - Friendly Visitor Program - Fathional donate Life Month - Clinical Narrative: Laurene Dynan, RN - Clinical Nurse Specialist: Mental-Health Care - Same Day Surgical Unit Goes Green - Chaplaincy Celebrates Eucharistic Ministers - Fielding the Issues: Patient and Family Advisory Councils - Announcements - Educational Offerings - National Healthcare Decisions Day

05/01/2008: Vision

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05/01/2008: Greetings and Salutations Newsletter May 2008

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Greetings and Salutations Newsletter May 2008

04/17/2008: Caring Headlines

Caring Headlines: April is Occupational Therapy Month
In this Issue: Occupational Therapy Month - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Hand Hygiene - New Graduate in Critical Care Nursing Program - Rosoff Awards - Clinical Narrative: Laura Walsh, RN - Patient Education: Medication Safety - Collaborative Governance - Fielding the Issues: Serious Reportable Events - Announcements - Educational Offerings - OASIS Program

04/07/2008: Radiology Rounds

Dual Source CT for Cardiac Imaging
Dual source CT has very high temporal and spatial resolution, making it possible to freeze cardiac motion and obtain diagnostic quality images of the coronary arteries regardless of heart rate.
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04/07/2008: Cardiovascular Images

26 Year-Old Woman Presenting with Exertional Chest Tightness and Arm Discomfort
Multidetector CT is an excellent noninvasive tool, in the long-term follow-up of symptomatic patients with giant coronary aneurysms.
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04/01/2008: Cascades Special Issue 2008

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Major Breakthrough in Tolerance Induction for Organ Transplantation
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04/01/2008: Chiefs' Notes Spring 2008

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Ronald Kleinman, MD, New Physician-in-Chief, MassGeneral Hospital for Children
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04/01/2008: Proto: Dispatches from the frontiers of medicine

Proto magazine, Spring 2008 issue
The Spring 2008 issue of Proto, a magazine that reaches 75,000 thought leaders nationwide, examines the explosion of administrative costs in hospitals, suspended animation, the resurgence of vaccines, prodromal schizophrenia and fetal surgery.

03/27/2008: Caring Headlines

Caring Headlines: The Norman Knight Preceptor of Distinction Award
In this Issue: The Norman Knight Preceptor of Distinction Award - Jeanette Ives Erickson: TCAB - New Dedicated Education Unit - Patient-Centered Care - The MGH Center for Global Health - Clinical Narrative: Claudine Riley, LICSW - A Day in the Life of a Social Worker - Mahoney Retires - Fielding the Issues: Ceiling Lifts - Professional Achievements - Educational Offerings - Announcements

03/21/2008: Mindscapes, 2008, Spring

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03/19/2008: Journal of General Internal Medicine

Barriers to Screening Colonoscopy for Low-income Latinos
Colonoscopy is a screening modality for the early detection of colonic polyps and cancers but is underutilized, particularly among minorities.

03/06/2008: Caring Headlines

Caring Headlines: African American Pinning Ceremony
African American Pinning Ceremony - Jeanette Ives Erickson: The Magnet Site Visit - NICU Nursing - Clinical Narrative: Maura Ament, PT - Job Shadow Day - Nursing Research Journal Club - National DVT Awareness Month - Fielding the Issues: Gerontology Certification - Announcements - Educational Offerings - Be Fit Stair-Climbing Challenge

03/03/2008: Cardiovascular Images

54 Year-Old Man with an Abnormal Nuclear Stress Test
This case demonstrates the unique ability of CT angiography to easily and definitively define the inter-arterial course of the RCA originating from the left coronary cusp.
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03/03/2008: Radiology Rounds

Interventional Treatments for Ischemic Stroke
Interventional endovascular therapies, including intra-arterial thrombolysis, mechanical disruption (thromborhexis) and clot removal (thrombectomy) offer alternatives to recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) in the treatment of proximal occlusions.
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02/21/2008: Caring Headlines

Caring Headlines: Coming together to talk about Quality
In this Issue: PCS Stategic Planning Implementation Retreat - Jeanette Ives Erickson: An Interview with Keith Perleberg, RN - TEAM USA Supports Strategic Initiatives - Clinical Narrative: Celine Mani, RN - NERBNA Awards - Fielding the Issues: Unit-Based Cultural Rounds - Clinical Nurse Specialist: Liz Johnson, RN - Announcements - Educational Offerings - Professional Achievements

02/07/2008: Caring Headlines

Caring Headlines: The Anthony Kirvilaitis Jr. Partnership in Caring Awards
In this Issue: The Anthony Kirvilaitis Jr. Partnership in Caring Award - Jeanette Ives Erickson: An Interview with Gregg Meyer, MD - OT Says Thank You - Washington Recognized as Leader by Example - Clinical Narrative: Jeanne Giovino, RN - IV Nurse Day - Magnet... and Beyond - Fielding the Issues: Magnet Site Visit - Announcements - Educational Offerings - Construction Update

02/04/2008: Radiology Rounds

Minimizing CT Radiation Dose
Dedicated CT protocols are in place to minimize pediatric radiation exposure. Other strategies for minimizing radiation include avoiding unnecessary CT examinations, utilizing alternate modalities when appropriate, and using state-of-the-art CT dose reduction technologies.
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02/02/2008: Cardiovascular Images

Muscular Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD)
This case illustrates the potential of cardiac CT to not only definitely exclude or rule in the presence of coronary anomalies, fistulas or myocardial bridges, but also to quantify ventricular function and to detect structural abnormalities.
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02/01/2008: MGH Vision

Link for Dr. Hacohen's story in MGH's Vision Winter/Spring 2008 edition
Dr. Nir Hacohen investigates the role of genes in the immune system

01/24/2008: Caring Headlines

Caring Headlines: The Norman Knight Clinical Support Excellence Award
In this Issue: The Norman Knight Clinical Support Excellence Award - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Unit-Based Performance Template - Clinical Narrative: Jeanne Elliott, RN - The Multicultural Nursing Committee - Professional Achievements - Announcements - Educational Offerings - 'Family' Reunion on Ellison 13

01/11/2008: Harvard Medical School FOCUS

Link to Harvard Medical School FOCUS article on study led by Drs. Andrew Tager and Andrew Luster
Receptor plays a leading role in pulmonary fibrosis

01/07/2008: Cardiovascular Images

49 Year-Old Woman with New-Onset Exertional Dyspnea and Chest Pain
This case demonstrates the unique power of multi-detector CT to demonstrate not only the length but also the depth of a myocardial bridging segment.
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01/07/2008: Radiology Rounds

Cerebral Aneurysms
CT angiography with post processing to create 3-D and maximum intensity projection (MIP) images is an excellent non-invasive method to diagnose aneurysms, while endovascular repair (coiling) offers an alternate treatment to craniotomy and clipping.
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01/03/2008: Caring Headlines

Caring Headlines: MGH Mourns the Loss of Katie Brush, RN, Cherished Friend and Nursing Leader
In this Issue: Remembering Katie Brush - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Magnet Re-designation - Updates from Gerontology Nursing - Clinical Narrative: Joan Bowsher, PT - Implementing Unit Based Journal Club - New Learning Culture on Pediatric Unit - Professional Achievements - Fielding the Issues: Noise-Reduction Strategies - Announcements - Educational Offerings

01/01/2008: Proto: Dispatches from the frontiers of medicine

Proto magazine, Winter 2008 issue
The Winter 2008 issue of Proto, a magazine that reaches 75,000 thought leaders nationwide, examines how computer simulation affects the need for animal testing, 60 years of the Framingham Heart Study, RNA interference, joint replacements and the discovery of umami.

01/01/2008: Greetings and Salutations Newsletter January 2008

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01/01/2008: Shaping the Future of Primary Care: A Plan for Philanthropy

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01/01/2008: 2008 Seminar: Health Literacy and Its Impact on Risk, Quality and Patient Safety

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12/31/2007: Annual Report 2007

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Read about the Stoeckle Center's work to revitalize primary care through education, research, and innovation.

12/21/2007: Mindscapes, 2007, Winter

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12/20/2007: Caring Headlines

Caring Headlines: Our Journey to Magnet Re-designation
In this Issue: Journey to Magnet Re-Designation - Jeanette Ives Erickson: A Look Back at 2007 - Center for Global Health - Volunteer Department Pin Week - Nursing Research Journal Club - Maria C. Petrilli Oncology Nursing Awards - White 9: Celebrating Diversity - Clinical Narrative: Hilary Levinson, RN - Nutrition & Food Services: Yawkey Nutrition Team - Making a Difference - Comfort and Support After Loss - Magnet Update - Professional Achievements - Fielding the Issues: MGH Benefits Program - Announcements - Educational Offerings - MGH Outfitters

12/16/2007: Medical News Today

Link to Medical News Today article on study led by Dr. Andrew Tager
Molecular pathway appears crucial in development of pulmonary fibrosis

12/12/2007: MGH News Release

Link to full MGH News Release on study led by Dr. Andrew Tager
CIID investigators reveal a molecular pathway crucial in the development of pulmonary fibrosis

12/12/2007: Annual Report 2007


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12/12/2007: Journeys

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Massachusetts General Hospital Annual Report 2007

12/06/2007: Caring Headlines

Caring Headlines: Moscowitz, Schwartz Center Compassionate Caregiver of the Year
In this Issue: Schwartz Center Compassionate Caregiver Award - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Florence Nightingale: Founder of Modern Nursing - National Physical Therapy Month - Ron Greene Retires - Clinical Narrative: Diana Czulada, PT - Health Literacy - RN Residency Program - Fielding the Issues: Documentation and Communication - Announcements - Educational Offerings - Hand Hygiene

12/01/2007: Dystonia Update Annual Newsletter

Dystonia Newsletter 2007
The “Dystonia Update” is an annual newsletter from the research laboratories of Xandra O. Breakefield, PhD and Nutan Sharma, MD, PhD about dystonia research at Massachusetts General Hospital. In the newsletter you will learn about ongoing research projects and the people behind dystonia research, and find answers to commonly asked questions.

11/15/2007: Caring Headlines

Caring Headlines: Deborah Washington Nursing Spectrum Nurse of the Year!
In this Issue: Washington: Spectrum's Nurse of the Year - Jeanette Ive Erickson: An Interview with Lillian Ananian, RN - Respiratory Care Week - HAVEN Program - Magnet Update - Clinical Narrative: Jessica Smith, RN - Dempsey Retires - Team USA: Infection Control - Molly Catherine Tramontana Award - Pastoral Care Week - Fielding the Issues: Affordable Lodging - Vascular Conference - Announcements - Educational Offerings - Hand Hygiene

11/05/2007: Radiology Rounds

Multidetector CT for the Diagnosis of Acute Mesenteric Ischemia
CT angiography which is comprised of noncontrast, arterial phase, and venous phase multidetector CT acquisition, has a sensitivity of about 94% for the diagnosis of mesenteric ischemia.
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11/05/2007: Cardiovascular Images

Cardiac Sarcoidosis Imitating Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia
Cardiac MRI and PET scanning together confirmed the diagnosis and extent of cardiac sarcoidosis.
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11/01/2007: Caring Headlines

Caring Headlines: Diaz, Marquez, Receive Ernesto Gonzalez Award
In this Issue: Ernesto Gonzalez Award - Jeanette Ives Erickson: OA/PCA/USA Connections - Nurturing New Nurses - Flu Shots - Excellence in Action Award - Clinical Narrative: Hillary Kocoloky, PT - Chaplaincy - Fielding the Issues: Password Self-Service Program, Two Patient Identifiers - Announcements - Educational Offerings - Hand Hygiene

10/19/2007: www.boston.com

Link to full release on Nir Hacohen receiving NIH New Innovator Award
CIID investigator Nir Hacohen receives prestigious NIH New Innovator Award

10/18/2007: Caring Headlines

Caring Headlines: Big Papi helps MGH celebrate Latino Heritage Month
In this Issue: Big Papi helps MGH celebrate Latino Heritage Month - Jeanette Ives Erickson: On Obesity in Health Care - Bereavement Inservice Training - Fielding the Issues: Patients First: Fall-Prevention - Clinical Narrative: Kate Keller, RN - Nutrition & Food Services: Compassionate Food Service - Magnet Update - Clinical Nurse Specialist: Carol Tysienski, RN - Announcements - Educational Offerings - Hand Hygiene

10/04/2007: Caring Headlines

Caring Headlines: BLS Training for Support Staff Provides Life-saving Skills
In this Issue: BLS Training for Support Staff - Jeanette Ives Erickson: PCS Strategic Plan for 2008 - Fielding the Issues: Safe Passage During Construction - A Tribute to CPM - Clinical Narrative: Joy Bostrom, PT - Updating the MGH Mission Statement - Relaxation Channels on MGH TV - Professional Achievements - Friends of the MGH Cancer Center - Announcements - Educational Offerings - Hand Hygiene

10/01/2007: Cardiovascular Images

Recurrent Scapular Pain in Elderly Woman with History of Coronary Artery Disease and Hypertension
The assessment of myocardial perfusion by cardiac MDCT suggests that a comprehensive evaluation of morphology, function, and perfusion can be achieved with a single study.
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10/01/2007: Radiology Rounds

Image-Guided Pain Management, Part 2: Steroid/Anesthetic Injections for Musculoskeletal Pain
Image-guided injection of a short-acting anesthetic and anti-inflammatory steroid can be useful in the management of patients with pain that has not resolved after conservative therapy.
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10/01/2007: Chiefs' Notes Fall 2007

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Introducing the MassGeneral Hospital for Children Access and New Appointment Center
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09/22/2007: Mindscapes, 2007, Fall

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09/20/2007: Caring Headlines

Caring Headlines: The Role of Support Staff in Code-blue Situations
In this Issue: OA/PCA/USA Connections - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Academic Partnerships - Pro Tech Graduation - New Graduate in Critical Care Nursing Program - Clinical Narrative: Emily Stieglizt-Shell, RN - Clinical Nurse Specialist: The CNS Wound Care Task Force - Magnet Update - Educational Offerings - Fielding the Issues: Clinical Recognition Program Retreat

09/06/2007: Caring Headlines

Caring Headlines: Hand Hygiene Slogan Contest And the Winner is... " Be an ACE!"
In this Issue: Hand Hygene Slogan Contest - Jeanette Ives Erickson: An Interview with Gaurdia Banister, RN - Magnet Essay Contest - Non-Emergent Ambulance Arrivals Move to Cox Entrance - Ben Corrao Clanon Award - Perleberg Named Director PCS Office of Quality & Safety - Clinical Narrative: Debra Mahoney, RN - Wireless Internet Access for Patients and Guests - Hand Hygiene - Announcements - Educational Offerings - Fielding the Issues: Transforming Care at the Bedside

09/06/2007: Patient Care Services Annual Report 2006

Patient Care Services Annual Report 2006
CARING IN ACTION . ADVANCING OUR MISSION

09/03/2007: Radiology Rounds

Image-Guided Pain Management, Part 1: Celiac Plexus Block for Palliative Pain Relief
When opioid narcotics are no longer effective or their side effects become intolerable, celiac axis block can be an effective palliative method for minimizing pain from large infiltrating pancreatic tumors.
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09/03/2007: Cardiovascular Images

Densely Calcified Pericardium in a Patient with Previous Tuberculosis
A 64-slice retrospectively ECG-gated contrast-enhanced cardiac CT was performed prior to proceeding with coronary artery bypass grafting. The imaging study revealed severe coronary artery disease.
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09/01/2007: Proto: Dispatches from the frontiers of medicine

Proto magazine, Fall 2007 issue
The Fall 2007 issue of Proto, a magazine that reaches 75,000 thought leaders nationwide, examines the aftermath of medical mistakes, calming the explosive child, protecting ourselves from bioterror, new tools in sleep medicine and epigenetics.

08/16/2007: Caring Headlines

Caring Headlines: MGH vs. BWH Blood Donor Challenge
MGH-BWH Blood Donor Challenge - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Magnet Re-Certification - Banister Named Executive Director, Institute for Patient Care - Team USA Scores Gold - Fielding the Issues: Advance Directives - The Journey from Job to Career - Clinical Narrative: Rosanne Karp, RN - Magnet Update - WACC New Discharge Site - Clinical Nurse Specialist: Liz Johnson, RN - Announcements - Educational Offerings - Hand Hygene

08/06/2007: Radiology Rounds

Selective Internal Radiation Therapy (SIRT)
Selective Internal Radiation Therapy (SIRT) is an FDA approved treatment for liver metastases from colorectal cancer.
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08/02/2007: Caring Headlines

Caring Headlines: MGH Volunteers Serving the Hospital Community Beyond All Expectations
In this Issue: MGH Volunteer Recognition Event - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Quality, Safety and Exemplary Care - Volunteer Recruitment Fair - Patient Education - RN Residency Program - Clinical Narrative: Terri West , PT - White 7 Pretty in Pink! - Spririt Flags - Oncology Nursing Fellowship - Professional Achievements - Announcements - Educational Offerings - Hand Hygiene

08/01/2007: Greeting and Salutations Newletter August 2007

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07/19/2007: Caring Headlines

Caring Headlines: Collaborative Governance, Commitment and Carol Channing
In this Issue: Collaborative Governance - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Ten Years of Collaborative Governance - Workplace Education Program - Cronin-Raphael Award - Magnet Update - Clinical Narrative: Kara Connor, RN - Fielding the Issues: Parking - Nursing Research Journal Club - Duffy Joins Munn Center - Acute Care Documentation Project - Professional Achievements - Announcements - Educational Offerings - AAN Induction

07/05/2007: Caring Headlines

Caring Headlines: New Norman Knight Nursing Center Unveild
In this Issue: The Norman Knight Nursing Center for Clinical & Professional Development - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Knight Center Dedication - Nardini Nurse of Distinction Award - Fielding the Issues: Pain-Management - Health Care Proxy Forms - Transforming Care at the Bedside Project - Clinical Narrative: Erin Greenler, PT - Clinical Pastoral Education Graduation - Oncology Nursing Career Develpment Award - Clinical Nurse Specialist: Kathryn Beauchamp, RN - Professional Achievements - Announcements - Educational Offerings - Fielding the Issues II: GLBT Pride at MGH

07/02/2007: Radiology Rounds

Radiofrequency Ablation of Lung Tumors
Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a minimally invasive therapy for biopsy-proven lung tumors in patients who are not surgical candidates due to medical conditions.
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06/14/2007: Caring Headlines

Caring Headlines: Jones to Lead Nursing Research
In this Issue: Jones to Lead Nursing Research - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Support Staff, a Key Pillar of MGH infrastructure - Cardiac Nursing Visiting Scholar - Magnet Update: The Forces of Magnetism - 4th Annual McEachern Award - Nutrition & Food Services: Emergency Preparedness - Clinical Narrative: Kathryn Sabo, RN - Diversity Scholarships - Remembering Annabel Edwards - New Pathway to MEEI - Quality & Safety: Responsible Physician Project - Announcements - Educational Offerings - Fielding the Issues: Systems Improvement Update

06/04/2007: Radiology Rounds

Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis
Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis is a newly discovered disease that has been associated with the use of gadolinium-based MRI contrast agents in patients with severe renal disease, most commonly those on dialysis.
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06/01/2007: Proto: Dispatches from the frontiers of medicine

Proto magazine, Summer 2007 issue
The Summer 2007 issue of Proto, a magazine that reaches 75,000 thought leaders nationwide, considers the doctor shortage, Alzheimer's drugs, mitochondria, the battle against hepatitis C and four paradigm-shifting strategies that improve hospital efficiency and care.

06/01/2007: Greetings and Salutations Newsletter June 2007

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06/01/2007: BROCHURE: Primary Care: A Miracle of Modern Medicine

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Primary care: The foundation of our health care system may be the greatest miracle of modern medicine. Read more about the value of investing in primary care.

05/24/2007: Caring Headlines

Caring Headlines: Nurse Week 2007
If you're one of those people who thinks the word 'hero' has been thrown around so much it's lost it's meaning, you should have been in O'Keeffe Auditorium on Thursday, May 10, 2007, to hear senior vice president for Patient Care, Jeanette Ives Erickson's Nurse Week presentation, "Nurses: Everyday Heroes."

05/07/2007: Radiology Rounds

When to Select PET/CT versus Stand-Alone PET
PET and CT are complementary imaging techniques that, when used in conjunction with one another, have better diagnostic accuracy than either technique alone.
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05/03/2007: Caring Headlines

Caring Headlines: This year's OT Month theme: "Serving our Military"
In this Issue: Occupational Therapy Month - Jeanette Ives Erickson: On the Need for Effective Communication - Speech, Language & Swallowing Disorders and Reading Disabilities - Quality & Safety: Same / Similar Name Signs - Research: Outside the Walls of the GCRC - Nutrition & Food Services: OB Food Service - Clinical Narrative: Ann Quealy, RN - MGH Nurses go to Capitor Hill - Summer Jobs Program - In Remembrance: Elizabeth Sheehy, RN - IHP Doctor of Nursing Practice Program - Clinical Nurse Specialist: Patricia M. Connors, RN, and Kim Francis, RN - Announcements - Educational Offerings - Fielding the Issues: Unacceptable Abbreviations

05/01/2007: A Practical Guide to Teaching and Assessing the ACGME Core Competencies

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04/19/2007: Caring Headlines

Caring Headlines: The Norman Knight Preceptor of Distinction Award
In this Issue: The Norman Knight Preceptor of Distinction Award - Jeanette Ives Erickson: JCAHO an Update - Clinical Narratives: Susan Sargent, RN; Cara Taylor, RN; and Mary McKenna Guanci, RN - Orren Carrere Fox Award - Patient Education Committee: New On-Line Resource - MGH-Timilty Partnership Celebration - Clinical Nurse Specialist: Pault Arnstein, RN - Announcements - Educational Offerings - Fielding the Issues: The Center for Innovations in Care Delivery

04/06/2007: Harvard Medical School FOCUS

Link to FOCUS article on study led by Dr. Joseph El Khoury
Immune scavengers target Alzheimer's plaques

04/05/2007: Caring Headlines

Caring Headlines: Our Professional Practice Model a Blueprint for the Delivery of Exceptional Care
In this Issue: Our professional practice model a blueprint for the delivery of exceptional care - Articulating our professional practice model: a framework for knowledge-based practice - Our vision and values: the underlying principles that guide our work - Standards of practice: ensuring our patients received the highest quality of care - The power of a narrative culture: sharing knowledge through story-telling - Clinical Recognition and advancement - Innovation and entrepreneurial teamwork - A commitment to life-long professional development - Collaborative decision-making - Research - Patient-Centeredness

04/02/2007: Radiology Rounds

New Guidelines for Breast MRI
In March 2007, the American Cancer Society (ACS) published new guidelines for breast screening with MRI, recommending the exam annually for women with certain risk factors and for women newly diagnosed with breast cancer.
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04/01/2007: Cascades Spring/Summer 2007

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Child with infant botulism benefits from BIG treatment at MGHfC
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04/01/2007: Greetings and Salutations Newsletter April 2007

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04/01/2007: Proto: Dispatches from the frontiers of medicine

Proto magazine, Spring 2007 issue
The Spring 2007 issue of Proto, a magazine that reaches 75,000 thought leaders nationwide, examines hospice care, prion diseases, personalized pain relief, the future of cardiac surgery and the increase in esophageal cancer.

03/28/2007: Science Daily

Link to full release on study led by Dr. Joseph El Khoury
CIID researchers reveal a role for the immune system in early-onset Alzheimer's

03/27/2007: Alzheimer Research Forum

Link to Alzheimer Research Forum article on study led by Dr. Joseph El Khoury
Microglia—Medics or Meddlers in Dementia

03/15/2007: Caring Headlines

Caring Headlines: High in the Andes HAVEN Advocates Making a Difference
In this Issue: HAVEN Advocates Travel to Peru - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Conflict Management - Fielding the Issues: MGH Retirement Plan - Black History Month: A Call to Action - Clinical Narrative: Kellyann Jeffries, RN - New Graduate Nurse in Critical Care Graduation - Professional Achievements - Clinical Nurse Specialists: Tracheostomy Quality Team - Job Shadow Day - Educational Offerings - DVT Awareness Month

03/05/2007: Radiology Rounds

Incidentally Detected Adnexal Masses
An algorithm to evaluate adnexal masses with imaging is presented. The goal is to identify patients with definitely benign lesions from those that require further clinical evaluation for ovarian cancer.
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03/01/2007: Caring Headlines

Caring Headlines: MGH Heart Center 'Goes Red' for Women's Health
In this Issue: Go Red for Women's Health - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Staff Perceptions of the Professional Practice Environment Survey - Fielding the Issues: A Magnet Update - One Clinician's Path to Palliative Care - Clinical Narrative: Kathleen Egan, RN - Magnet News - Documentation - Professional Achievements - Educational Offerings - Burn Safety

02/15/2007: Caring Headlines

Caring Headlines: Pet Therapy Program Celebrates Four-year Anniversary
In this Issue: Pet Therapy - Jeanette Ives Erickson: The Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine - Fielding the Issues: Hand Hygiene - KnowledgeLink - Clinical Narrative: Sheila Brown, RN - IV Nurse Day - Hausman Fund - Professional Achievements - Educational Offerings - Chaplaincy: Service for Peace

02/05/2007: Radiology Rounds

Contrast-Media Induced Nephropathy and Diagnostic CT
Predisposing factors for iodinated contrast media induced nephropathy (CIN) include chronic renal insufficiency, diabetes, dehydration, congestive heart failure, nephrotoxic medications, and age > 70 years.
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02/01/2007: Caring Headlines

Caring Headlines: Stephanie M. Macaluso, RN, Excellence in Clinical Practice Awards
In this Issue: Macaluso Award Ceremony - Corrina Lee, RN - Jane Loureiro, PT - Paula Nelson, RN - Angela Sorge, RN - Fielding the Issues: Expanding Medical Interpreter Services - Educational Offerings - History and Background of the Macaluso Awards

01/18/2007: Caring Headlines

Caring Headlines: OA/PCA/USA Connections: Focusing on CBEDS and Hand Hygiene
In this Issue: OA/PCA/USA Connections - Jeanette Ives Erickson: PT/OT Strategic Plan - Fielding the issues: Interpreter Services - Clinical Narrative: Brenda Pignone, RN - Nutrition & Food: A Resolution for Good Health - Contact Percautions Plus - Journal Club: Ellen Mahoney, RN - MGH Heart Center - Educational Offerings - MGH Bids Farewell to Lee Niles, RN

01/11/2007: Vision

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01/04/2007: Caring Headlines

Caring Headlines: Take Good Care Packs Help Parents Talk to Kids About Cancer
In this Issue: Take Good Care Packs - Jeanette Ives Erickson: It's All About the Patient - The MGH Tobacco Treatment Service - Clinical Narratives: Kathie Pazola, RN - Geraldine Gardner, RN - Interdisciplinary Practice: The MGH Diabetes Center - Fielding the Issues: CBEDS - Spiritual Practices: Hajj - Educational Offerings

01/01/2007: Proto: Dispatches from the frontiers of medicine

Proto magazine, Winter 2007 issue
The Winter 2007 issue of Proto, a magazine that reaches 75,000 thought leaders nationwide, examines using beta blockers to treat post-traumatic stress, robotic surgery, multicultural care, the Polypill and medical innovations that borrow from natural properties and processes.

01/01/2007: Greetings and Salutations Newsletter January 2007

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01/01/2007: Stoeckle Center Brochure

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01/01/2007: Volume 13, Issue 1 (Summer 2007)

Neuroendocrine Clinical Center Bulletin
The Mass General Neuroendocrine Clinical Center Bulletin shares the latest information for health care professionals about clinical and research topics in neuroendocrine conditions.

01/01/2007: Radiology Rounds

Evaluation of Renal Masses
Small renal masses are now commonly detected incidentally during US, CT, or MRI examinations for non-urologic indications. CT and MR imaging techniques can differentiate between benign and malignant lesions.
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01/01/2007: Cascades Winter 2007

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Early Intervention and Lifelong Monitoring Dramatically Improve Prognosis for Children with TSC
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12/31/2006: Annual Report 2006

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12/21/2006: Caring Headlines

Caring Headlines: Everyone is Enjoying the New Playroom on Ellison 18!
In this Issue: Pediatric Unit Gets New Playroom - Jeanette Ives Erickson: A Look Back at 2006 - Patient Education Conference - Administrative Fellows - New Password Program - Clinical Narrative: J. Patrick Birkemose, RN - Professional Achievements - Clinical Pastoral Education - Fielding the Issues: Clinical Recognition Program Review Board - Educational Offerings - Nutrition & Food Services: Holiday Safety Tips

12/15/2006: Dystonia Update 2006

Dystonia Update 2006
The “Dystonia Update” is an annual newsletter from the research laboratories of Xandra O. Breakefield, PhD and Nutan Sharma, MD, PhD about dystonia research at Massachusetts General Hospital. In the newsletter you will learn about ongoing research projects and the people behind dystonia research, and find answers to commonly asked questions.

12/07/2006: Caring Headlines

Caring Headlines: MGH Celebrates National Physical Therapy Month
In this Issue: Physical Therapy Month - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Patient First - Fielding the Issues: Smoking Cessation - Respiratory Care Week - Coordinated Care Clinic - Clinical Narrative: Alison Squadritio, PT - Plain Partnerships - Quality & Safety: New Laboratory Changes - Professional Achievements - Making a Difference Grants - Educational Offerings

12/01/2006: Dystonia Newsletter 2006

Dystonia Newsletter 2006
The “Dystonia Update” is an annual newsletter from the research laboratories of Xandra O. Breakefield, PhD and Nutan Sharma, MD, PhD about dystonia research at Massachusetts General Hospital. In the newsletter you will learn about ongoing research projects and the people behind dystonia research, and find answers to commonly asked questions.

11/16/2006: Caring Headlines

Caring Headlines: Medical Nursing: a Complex and Rewarding Speciality
In this Issue: Medical Nursing - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Patricia Benner Visit - Fielding the Issues: Flu Vaccine - Medical Nursing Practice Committee - Ushering in New Medical Nurses - Clinical Narrative: Brittany Kupferberg, RN - Magnet Conference - Quality & Safety: Safety Reports - Nutrition & Food: Holiday Survival Tips - Recognition: Hess Receives Jimmy A. Young Medal - Educational Offerings - McLeod Farewell

11/06/2006: Radiology Rounds

Vertebral Osteomyelitis
Vertebral osteomyelitis accounts for 2-4% of all cases of bone infection and is most often found in men over 50 years. This article compares the use of different imaging modalities in diagnosing the condition.
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11/02/2006: Caring Headlines

Caring Headlines: Pastoral Care Week at MGH
In this Issue: Pastoral Care Week - Jeanette Ives Erickson: The Center for Innovations in Care Delivery - McEachern Award - Making a Difference: Linda Devaux - Ramadan - Clinical Narrative: Susan LaGambina, RRT - Recognition: Felix Ojimba, Barbara Mahoney, RN, Susan Tully, RN - 65 Plus - Fielding the Issues: New AHA Guidelines - Ballantine Award - Professional Achievements - Educational Offerings - Burn Prevention Week

11/01/2006: Vision

Vision, fall 2006
Vision is a magazine for the MGH community, donors and friends. In this issue read how Mass General is getting ready for tomorrow.

10/19/2006: Caring Headlines

Caring Headlines: Latino Heritage Month Mes de herencia latina
In this Issue: Latino Heritage Month - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Celebrating our Latino Community - Fielding the Issues: Latino Heritage Month - Interpreter Services - Quality Core Measures for Heart Failure - Clinical Narrative: Marjorie Volero, RN - Ernesto Gonzalez Award - Clinical Nurse Specialist: Mary Lavieri, RN - Educational Offerings - Universal Protocol

10/05/2006: Caring Headlines

Caring Headlines: Peace, Shalom, Salaam Sharing a Celebration of the Hebrew and Islamic Holy Months
In this Issue: Celebrating the Beginning of Ramada / Tishrei - Jeanette Ives Erickson: The Yvonne L. Munn Center for Nursing Research - Fielding the issues: New Inpatient Care Building - Trauma Rapic Assessment Care Unit - The Nursing Research Journal Club - Clinical Narrative: Christine Perino, RRT - Professional Achievements - Nursing Moments: Kathy DeGenova, RN - Educational Offerings - 40th Anniversary Party in the Main OR

10/02/2006: Radiology Rounds

Neuroimaging for Headache
The overall yield of neuroimaging studies for headache without accompanying neurologic abnormalities is low. This article presents the algorithm used to determine when imaging is appropriate and what modality should be used.
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10/01/2006: Cascades Fall 2006

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MassGeneral Hospital for Children researcher at the helm of two significant diabetes studies
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09/21/2006: Caring Headlines

Caring Headlines: D'Antonio Receives Corrao Clanon Award
In this Issue: Ben Carrao Clanon Award - Jeanette Ives Erickson: The Institute for Patient Care - Fielding the Issues: Documentation and Communication - Lean Equipment Management System - SummerWorks Program - Service of Rememberance - New Leadership: Thomas Burke, MD - Clinical Narrative: Sheila Pallotta, PT - Clinical Nurse Specialist: Lynda Tyer-Viola, RN - Quality & Safety: Safe Hand-Offs - Food & Nutrition: Ingredients Room - New Graduate Nurse in Critical Care Graduation - Educational Offerings - Neuroscience Units Investing in the Future

09/07/2006: Caring Headlines

Caring Headlines: The MGH ProTech Program: Opening Doors to New Opportunities
In this Issue: ProTech Graduation - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Collaborative Governance Survey 2006 - Fielding the Issues: Staffing Ratios - Patient Education - Clinical Narrative: Marissa Legare, RN - New Leadershiip: Eileen Flaherty, RN - New Policy: Emergency Discharge Perscriptions - Educational Offerings - Quality & Safety: Fall Reduction Program

09/04/2006: Radiology Rounds

Percutaneous Image-Guided Breast Biopsy
Image-guided biopsy is indicated for both palpable and non-palpable breast lesions suspicious for malignancy and is a cost-effective procedure that reduces the number of surgeries.
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09/01/2006: Proto: Dispatches from the frontiers of medicine

Proto magazine, Fall 2006 issue
The Fall 2006 issue of Proto, a magazine that reaches 75,000 thought leaders nationwide, examines puberty's mystery, the brain changes caused by addiction, the pay-for-performance financial model, biofilms and a poem about anatomy.

08/17/2006: Caring Headlines

Caring Headlines: Providing Quality health Care Half-way Around the World
In this Issue: An Update from the Durant Fellows - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Global Thinking - Fielding the Issues: Service Improvements Initiatives - Physical Therapy: The Boston Lobsters - Clinical Narrative: Katherine O'Meara, RN - ENCARE Teaches Safety and Prevention - Staff Perceptions of the Professional Practice Environment Survey - Clinical Nurse Specialist: Marion Phipps, RN - Food & Nutrition Services: Nutrition Screening - Educational Offerings

08/11/2006: Patient Care Services Annual Report 2005

Patient Care Services Annual Report 2005
Healing - Leadership - Global Action

08/07/2006: Radiology Rounds

Evaluating Pulmonary Nodules
A detailed guideline algorithm for the management of pulmonary nodules found on chest x-ray or CT is presented.
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08/03/2006: Caring Headlines

Caring Headlines: Carol A. Ghiloni Oncology Nursing Fellowship
In this Issue: Carol A. Ghiloni Oncology Nursing Fellowship - Jeanette Ives Erickson: The Forces of Magnetism - Fielding the Issues: Reliable Child Care - Volunteer Recognition Day - Clinical Narrative: Ann hession, RN - Professional Achievements - Educational Offerings - Interfaith Prayer Service for Peace

07/03/2006: Radiology Rounds

Adrenal Masses
Most non-functional adrenal masses can be definitively characterized with CT; functional masses are best diagnosed by clinical examination and laboratory testing.
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07/01/2006: Annals of Neurology

Trial of celecoxib in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
A double-blind, placebo-controlled, clinical trial to determine if celecoxib is safe and effective in ALS.

06/05/2006: Radiology Rounds

Osteomyelitis and the Diabetic Foot
A definitive diagnosis of osteomyelitis is made with bone biopsy and subsequent examination by histology and microbiology. Imaging is often used as an aid to diagnosis in patients who can't undergo the invasive biopsy procedure.
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06/01/2006: Proto: Dispatches from the frontiers of medicine

Proto magazine, Summer 2006 issue
The Summer 2006 issue of Proto, a magazine that reaches 75,000 thought leaders nationwide, examines electroconvulsive therapy for depression, personalized medicine, discoveries about anesthesia, the placebo problem and obesity and disease.

05/01/2006: Vision

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05/01/2006: Greetings and Salutations Newsletter May 2006

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05/01/2006: Radiology Rounds

Aortic Aneurysms
Abdominal aneurysm size can be measured with ultrasound imaging in most patients; thoracic aortic aneurysm size is best measured with CT.
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04/03/2006: Radiology Rounds

Neuroimaging for Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease
Data supports either CT or MRI under most circumstances at the time of initial dementia assessment to identify rare pathologies such as neoplasms or subdural hematomas.
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04/01/2006: Cascades Spring 2006

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Pediatric specialists continue to break new ground with ECMO technology
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04/01/2006: Proto: Dispatches from the frontiers of medicine

Proto magazine, Spring 2006 issue
The Spring 2006 issue of Proto, a magazine that reaches 75,000 thought leaders nationwide, looks at the stealth methods of natural orifice surgery, polio's return, lie detection, 25 years of AIDS and antiangiogenesis: an approach, 40 years in the making, for stopping cancer.

03/06/2006: Radiology Rounds

Imaging for Male Infertility
Ultrasound is the imaging modality of choice because it can adequately demonstrate all the essential parts of the male reproductive system.
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03/01/2006: Greetings and Salutations Newsletter March 2006

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02/06/2006: Radiology Rounds

Pulmonary Mycobacterium Avium-Intracellulare Infections in Women
Imaging plays an important role in the diagnosis of MAC infection and the criteria for diagnosis includes certain radiographic findings on chest CT examination, plus microbiological evidence.
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01/02/2006: Radiology Rounds

Imaging for Diagnosis of Appendicitis
Appendiceal CT allows for rapid and accurate diagnosis of appendicitis, eliminating unnecessary appendectomy and/or hospitalization for observation.
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01/01/2006: Proto: Dispatches from the frontiers of medicine

Proto magazine, Winter 2006 issue
The Winter 2006 issue of Proto, a magazine that reaches 75,000 thought leaders nationwide, examines devices that save soldiers, autism activist parents, a killer called staph, face transplants and the digital hospital.

01/01/2006: Volume 12, Issue 1 (Fall/Winter 2006)

Neuroendocrine Clinical Center Bulletin
The Mass General Neuroendocrine Clinical Center Bulletin shares the latest information for health care professionals about clinical and research topics in neuroendocrine conditions.

12/31/2005: Annual Report 2005

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12/13/2005: Neurology

Tolerance of high-dose (3,000 mg/day) coenzyme Q10 in ALS
An open-label dose-escalation trial was performed to assess the safety and tolerability of high doses of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) in ALS.

11/07/2005: Radiology Rounds

Cystic Pancreatic Lesions
Multi-detector CT and MRI can help classify cystic pancreatic lesions by morphology into four sub-types, unilocular cysts, microcystic lesions, macrocystic lesions, and cysts with a solid component.
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11/01/2005: Vision

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Vision is a magazine for the MGH community, donors and friends. In this issue read about research in the 21st century.

10/03/2005: Radiology Rounds

When Should Breast MRI Be Used?
Women at high genetic risk for breast cancer or with ≥2 first degree relatives with breast cancer may benefit from MRI screening.
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09/23/2005: Patient Care Services Annual Report 2003

Patient Care Services Annual Report 2003
COMING TOGETHER

09/05/2005: Radiology Rounds

Imaging Evaluation of Knee Pain
For knee pain evaluation, an initial radiographic (X-ray) examination should be ordered and MRI is only indicated for evaluation of pain without mechanical symptoms if unexplained pain persists for 3-6 weeks.
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09/01/2005: Proto: Dispatches from the frontiers of medicine

Proto magazine, Fall 2005 issue
The first issue of Proto, a magazine that reaches 75,000 thought leaders nationwide, examines avian flu, patient simulators, why strokes still kill, the genomic roots of mental illness and why pigs may one day fill the need for transplant organs.

08/02/2005: Patient Care Services Annual Report 2004

Patient Care Services Annual Report 2004
BELIEVING in making a Difference

08/01/2005: Radiology Rounds

Bone Density and Osteoporosis
Screening for low bone-mineral density (BMD) is appropriate and, as pointed out in a recent report of the Surgeon General, may prevent many osteoporotic fractures.
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07/05/2005: Radiology Rounds

Imaging and Obese Patients
In addition to increasing risk for the development of chronic disease, obesity is a limiting factor in radiology used in all aspects of medical diagnosis and treatment. These limitations include both logistical and image quality issues.
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06/06/2005: Radiology Rounds

Nuclear Cardiology Stress Tests for Coronary Artery Disease
Discusses the use of Myocardial Perfusion Imaging SPECT (MPI SPECT), Stress Myocardial Perfusion Imaging SPECT, and Myocardial Perfusion Imaging PET (MPI PET).
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06/01/2005: Volume 11, Issue 2 (Fall/Winter 2005)

Neuroendocrine Clinical Center Bulletin
The Mass General Neuroendocrine Clinical Center Bulletin shares the latest information for health care professionals about clinical and research topics in neuroendocrine conditions.

05/02/2005: Radiology Rounds

Diagnosis of Lower Extemity Deep Vein Thrombosis
Ultrasound, CT venography, and MR venography may all come into play for the diagnosis of DVT in the lower extremities.
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04/04/2005: Radiology Rounds

Ultrasound in the Evaluation of Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding
Saline infusion sonohysterography (SIS) is a very sensitive ultrasound technique for detecting focal lesions because a small volume of saline (<20 ml) is used to distend the uterine cavity in order to improve visualization of the endometrial surface.
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03/07/2005: Radiology Rounds

Management of Thyroid Nodules
The detection rate of thyroid nodules has increased dramatically because they are common incidental findings during carotid ultrasonography as well as MRI and CT images of the neck and thorax, ordered for a variety of diagnostic purposes.
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02/07/2005: Radiology Rounds

MRI Safety
MRI is generally regarded as a very safe imaging modality since it does not use ionizing radiation and because toxic reactions to MRI contrast agents are very rare. However, cardiac pacemakers, implanted cardiac defibrillators, otic/inner ear/cochlear implants, and metal fragments in the eye contraindicate MRI.
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01/17/2005: ABC News

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Despite the unavoidability of stress, there are ways that you can tune into your body and pick up its stress signals, such as problems sleeping, headaches and bossiness.

01/03/2005: Radiology Rounds

Screening for Hepatocellular Cancer in Cirrhotic Patients
Ultrasound imaging and monitoring blood concentrations of alpha-fetoprotein are recommended for screening for hepatocellular cancer. If ultrasound images detect a lesion or if the liver echotexture is heterogeneous, MRI is recommended for further evaluation.
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01/01/2005: Volume 11, Issue 1 (Spring/Summer 2005)

Neuroendocrine Clinical Center Bulletin
The Mass General Neuroendocrine Clinical Center Bulletin shares the latest information for health care professionals about clinical and research topics in neuroendocrine conditions.

12/31/2004: Annual Report 2004

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11/09/2004: Neurology

A clinical trial of creatine in ALS
A randomized double-blind, placebo controlled trial on 104 patients with ALS from 14 sites to evaluate the efficacy of creatine supplementation in ALS.

11/01/2004: Radiology Rounds

Renal and Lower Extremity Contrast-Enhanced MR Angiography
Renal/abdominal MR angiography (MRA) is a sensitive method for detecting stenoses in renal arteries as well as vascular abnormalities in other abdominal arteries; run-off MRA is a sensitive method for detecting stenoses and aneurysms in the iliac, femoral, popliteal, and crural arteries.
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10/04/2004: Radiology Rounds

CT and MR Imaging for Evaluation of Acute Stroke
CT and MR imaging now play a significant role not only for diagnosis but also for assessing the volume of ischemic damage and amount of residual perfusion. This data, although still under investigation, plays a role in decision making on whether it is appropriate to give the patient thrombolytic treatment.
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09/06/2004: Radiology Rounds

Percutaneous Radiofrequency Ablation of Tumors in the Liver and Kidney
Percutaneous radiofrequency ablation (RFA) may be considered for biopsy-confirmed tumors that cannot be resected or when patients are not good candidates for surgery. RFA is most effective for tumors <2.5 cm diameter positioned away from large blood vessels and vital structures.
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08/02/2004: Radiology Rounds

Coronary CTA
Coronary angiography remains the “gold-standard” for evaluating coronary artery disease. Coronary CTA is a non-invasive alternative to angiography for some patients.
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07/05/2004: Radiology Rounds

Evaluating Pulmonary Nodules
An algorithm aids in the selection of CT, PET, and needle biopsy for evaluating potentially cancerous pulmonary nodules.
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06/07/2004: Radiology Rounds

Magnetic Resonance Cholangiopancreatography (MRCP)
Compared with ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography), MRCP is a less costly, non-invasive, and sensitive technique for evaluating the biliary and pancreatic ductal systems.
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05/03/2004: Radiology Rounds

PET/CT for Tumor Imaging
Combined PET/CT scanning is now available at Mass General. In cases where both PET and CT are needed, PET/CT offers the advantages of convenience for patients and superior co-registration of images.
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04/05/2004: Radiology Rounds

Screening for Developmental Hip Dysplasia
Radiological imaging can be a valuable adjunct to the physical examination for hip dysplasia and as a means of monitoring treatment.
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03/01/2004: Radiology Rounds

Vertebroplasty
Vertebroplasty can provide pain relief and prevent further collapse of fractures that do not heal naturally. Patient selection is the critical factor in achieving treatment success.
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02/02/2004: Radiology Rounds

Risks From Ionizing Radiation in Pregnancy
Maternal health risks must dictate the need for radiation-based medical imaging during pregnancy, as exposure to ionizing radiation associated with most radiological examinations is substantially lower than that required to produce adverse effects.
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01/05/2004: Radiology Rounds

When is Imaging Helpful for Patients with Back Pain?
In the vast majority of cases, acute back pain is a self-limited condition that resolves with analgesic treatment and activity modification. The challenge is to identify red flags that would distinguish patients who should have a more intensive work-up.
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01/01/2004: Volume 10, Issue 1 (Spring/Summer 2004)

Neuroendocrine Clinical Center Bulletin
The Mass General Neuroendocrine Clinical Center Bulletin shares the latest information for health care professionals about clinical and research topics in neuroendocrine conditions.

12/04/2003: TheBostonChannel.com

Program Teaches Students To Manage Stress
Some of the world's most gifted students come to Harvard to become doctors, lawyers and computer scientists. But, one class teaches how to manage stress.

12/01/2003: Radiology Rounds

Uterine Fibroid Embolization
Several studies have demonstrated that uterine artery embolization is a safe and effective treatment for fibroids of any size that compares favorably with the alternative treatments, hysterectomy or myomectomy.
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11/03/2003: Radiology Rounds

Urinary Tract Imaging
Multidetector CT imaging has become the gold standard for the diagnosis of urinary tract calculi, the investigation of hematuria, and the characterization of renal masses and has largely replaced both plain film excretory urography and ultrasound examinations for these purposes.
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10/10/2003: Harvard Medical School FOCUS

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Innate signaling sparks homing of T cells

10/06/2003: Radiology Rounds

Minimizing Adverse Reactions to Contrast Agents
Although significant adverse reactions to iodinated contrast agents are rare, they justifiably arouse concern among patients, referring physicians, and radiologists. This article presents information on risk factors and protocols for minimizing adverse reactions.
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09/01/2003: Radiology Rounds

Headache - When is Neuroimaging Needed?
Based on the accumulated evidence, screening patients with isolated headache by CT or MRI is generally not warranted. This article presents guidelines for recognizing the instances where such scanning is necessary.
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08/26/2003: Neurology

A randomized, placebo-controlled trial of topiramate in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
A double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicenter randomized clinical trial to determine if long-term topiramate therapy is safe and slows disease progression in patients with ALS.

08/04/2003: Radiology Rounds

Screening Mammography - Who Needs It? What are the Benefits?
Several very rigorous studies have directly demonstrated the benefit of mammographic screening in women over 40 and there has been a 20% drop in the death rate due to breast cancer since 1990, which can be directly attributed to screening mammography.
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07/07/2003: Radiology Rounds

Diagnosis of Pulmonary Embolism
Up until recently, patients with suspected pulmonary embolism were most commonly referred for ventilation/perfusion (V/Q) lung scanning. CT pulmonary angiography (CTA) is an alternate and now frequently used method of visualizing perfusion for the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism.
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06/01/2003: Scientific American Frontiers

Meditation 101
Dr. Benson believes that relaxation not only feels good, but can help us "breakout" of destructive or negative thought patterns and open the door to different kinds of peak experiences.

01/01/2002: Volume 9, Issue 1 (Fall/Winter 2002)

Neuroendocrine Clinical Center Bulletin
The Mass General Neuroendocrine Clinical Center Bulletin shares the latest information for health care professionals about clinical and research topics in neuroendocrine conditions.

05/30/2001: Psychology Today

The Science of Meditation
Meditation may help squash anxiety. The practice brings about dramatic effects in as little as a 10-minute session.

01/01/2001: Volume 7, Issue 1 (Winter 2001)

Neuroendocrine Clinical Center Bulletin
The Mass General Neuroendocrine Clinical Center Bulletin shares the latest information for health care professionals about clinical and research topics in neuroendocrine conditions.

02/01/1999: Across the Board

Workplace Stress
How do you handle stress when neither fight nor flight are options?

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