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04/01/2014: Russell Museum First Responders Exhibit

The Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation will display an exhibit highlighting the role of first responders, the importance of emergency preparedness and perspectives staff who are part of the Mass General response team throughout April.

01/17/2014: Russell Museum Lecture Schedule 2014

Russell Museum Lecture Schedule 2014

01/07/2014: Padihershef

The Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation invites you to attend the first evening lecture in the 2014 Lecture Series

11/01/2013: "The Art of Illness"

Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation invites you to attend its latest lecture in its evening series

03/22/2013: Raising awareness of traumatic brain injury

ONE MOMENT TOM KEARNEY was walking along busy Oxford Street in London, England – the next he was laying on the pavement with a cracked skull, collapsed lungs and blood streaming from his ears and mouth. It was Dec. 18, 2009, and the businessman and Harvard University graduate had just been struck by a 16-ton bus – the impact projecting him 20 feet down the street and leaving him in a near-death coma.

03/18/2011: Mass General publishes book outlining 200 years of medical care and progress

Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) today celebrates the launch of its new history book, Something in the Ether: A Bicentennial History of Massachusetts General Hospital, 1811-2011, by local author Webster Bull and his daughter, Martha Bull. The 527-page hardcover volume commemorates 200 years of medicine, capturing the spirit of the nation’s third oldest general hospital as conveyed through work of some of the most captivating, colorful and inspiring characters in health care, past and present.

03/11/2011: Promoting kidney health

LAURIE BIEL, RN, BSN, CNN, of the MGH Center for Renal Education, does not know whether the kidney or the kidney bean was named first – but she does know a great deal about kidney health.

09/11/2009: From transplant to triumph

MGH Hotline 09.11.09 There's another side to Jen Searl, MLS, health educator at the Maxwell and Eleanor Blum Patient and Family Learning Center at the MGH. From her slight physique and quiet manner, most patients and visitors probably wouldn’t guess that 29-year-old Searl is a medal-winning athlete who competes at the international level -- and as a transplant recipient, that's no small triumph.


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01/14/2014: Padihershef: A Mummy Revealed

Join us as we explore the life and death of Mass General's oldest patient -- 200 year old mummy Padihershef

12/10/2013: MGH Russell Museum Lunchtime Lecture Series

Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation invites you to attend its latest lecture in its lunchtime series

11/12/2013: "The Art of Illness"

The Massachusetts General Hospital Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation Lecture Series invites you to attend the next in its series of free monthly evening lectures.

03/12/2013: Traumatic Brain Injury Symposium

The Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit (Neuro ICU) at the Massachusetts General Hospital Critical Care Center and the Maxwell & Eleanor Blum Patient and Family Learning Center host a symposium on traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Smart at Heart: Book Talk with Malissa Wood, MD

Malissa Wood, MD, Co-Director, Corrigan Women's Heart Health Program, speaks about her book, Smart at Heart: A Holistic 10-Step Approach to Preventing and Healing Heart Disease in Women

Prescription and Non Prescription Pain Medications

Watch a talk given by Paul Arnstein, RN, PhD, FAAN, on Prescription and Non Prescription Pain Medications.

Communicating With Your Doctor About Pain

Paul Arnstein, RN, PhD, FAAN, speaks about how to talk with your doctor about pain.

Chronic Pain Coping Skills

Ronald Kulich, PhD, discusses coping skills for chronic pain management.

Pain Control for Surgery

Watch Adam Carinci, MD, speak about options for pain control after surgery

Cancer Pain

Shihab Ahmed, MD talks about different types of cancer pain and treatments

Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer's Disease

Barbara Moscowitz, MSW, LICSW, speaks about caring for a loved one who has Alzheimer's Disease.

Selecting the Right Shoe for You

Physical therapist Marie Figueroa, PT, DPT, ATC talks about selecting the right shoe for you.

When Doctors Don't Listen

Author and physician Leana Wen discusses her book, 'When Doctors Don't Listen.'

Is this normal toddler behavior?

Sarah Tremblay MS CCC-SLP Marie Rozeboom MS CCC-SLP talk about early speech, language and feeding skills in toddlers.

When Do I Need a Mammogram

Karen Carlson MD, Karen Sepucha PhD, and Leigh Simmons MD discuss when women should consider having mammograms.

When Do I Need a Mammogram

Karen Carleson MD, Karen Sepucha PhD, and Leigh Simmons MD discuss when women should consider having mammograms