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  • Ezogabine treatment shown to reduce motor neuron excitability in ALS patients - 12/10/2018, Research

    Brian Wainger, MD, PhD, of the Healey Center for ALS at Massachusetts General Hospital presented initial results of a recently completed phase 2 clinical trial of ezogabine at the Motor Neurone Disease Association annual meeting. The trial met its primary goal of measuring a reduction in motor neuron excitability in people with ALS.

  • CEASE program increases smoking cessation assistance provided to breastfeeding mothers - 12/5/2018, Research

    A study led by MassGeneral Hospital for Children researchers demonstrates that an MGHfC-developed program designed to help the parents of pediatric patients quit smoking can increase the provision of such assistance to breastfeeding mothers.

  • Mass General launches new ALS center - 11/29/2018, Mass General

    Affiliated Managers Group, Inc. (AMG) Among Founding Donors to Establish The Sean M. Healey and AMG Center for ALS at Massachusetts General Hospital

  • A Matter of Age - 11/29/2018, Research

    Could a child’s birthday put them at risk for an ADHD misdiagnosis? The answer appears to be yes, at least among children born in August who start school in states with a Sept. 1 cutoff enrollment date, according to a new study led by Harvard Medical School researchers.

  • New Study Finds Racial Disparities in Oral Anticoagulant Use - 11/28/2018, Research

    Black patients with atrial fibrillation are significantly less likely to receive oral anticoagulants—particularly newer, more effective versions—than white and Hispanic patients, according to a new study.

  • Phase 3 trial shows lanadelumab to be effective in reducing hereditary angioedema attacks - 11/27/2018, Research

    A phase 3 clinical trial led by a Massachusetts General Hospital physician, finds that injections of the monoclonal antibody drug lanadelumab reduced attacks of hereditary angioedema – a rare, potentially life-threatening disorder.

  • Advanced imaging technology measures magnetite levels in the living brain - 11/27/2018, Research

    Investigators at the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital have used magnetoencephalography – a technology that measures brain activity by detecting the weak magnetic fields produced by the brain’s normal electrical currents – to measure levels of the iron-based mineral called magnetite in the human brain.

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  • Writing, Publishing, and Social Media for Healthcare Professionals

    Thursday, June 20, 2019

    This unique 3-day course empowers physicians, healthcare executives, and other professionals to expand their visibility and influence in healthcare through traditional and new media publishing. As an attendee, you will improve your communication skills, discover how to make the most of print, live, and online communication channels, and sharpen your ability to market yourself and your body of work.
  • NeuroRehabilitation 2019

    Thursday, June 13, 2019

    The country's most experienced and committed neurorehabilitation experts will present cutting-edge strategies, improved approaches, the latest findings, practical education, and hands-on methods to help you guide your patients to their maximum level of function. Covering a wide range of neurological conditions, approaches will include exercise, pharmacology, technology, wellness, patient motivation, and caregiver assistance.
  • Grand Rounds - Nicholas M. Bernthal, MD

    Thursday, May 30, 2019

  • General Thoracic Surgery

    Thursday, May 23, 2019

    Our annual post-graduate course in general thoracic surgery--the first such course offered in the United States--continues to fulfill its mission for the 49th year. The objective of this course, which will be held May 23-24, 2019, is to provide an in-depth review of selected topics in general thoracic surgery. Emphasis will be on current principles of management and surgical technique.
  • Grand Rounds - Daniel Latt, MD

    Thursday, May 23, 2019

  • Sports Medicine 2019

    Wednesday, May 15, 2019

    This CME program provides a special and timely opportunity to hear directly from world-renowned physician specialists (physiatrists, orthopedists, radiologists), team physicians and athletic trainers for the New England Patriots and the Boston Red Sox, and physical therapists on the cutting edge of rehabilitation about these changes, and how to incorporate them into practice.
  • Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine 2019

    Sunday, April 28, 2019

    This comprehensive course provides updates to optimize your care of patients with conditions including sepsis, ARDS, lung transplantation, interstitial lung disease, COPD, cough, pleural disease, pneumonia, non- and tuberculous mycobacteria, asthma, thromboembolism, and lung cancer. Optional half-day workshop available on sleep medicine.
  • Grand Rounds - Jin Bo Tang, MD

    Thursday, April 25, 2019

  • Infectious Diseases in Adults 2019

    Tuesday, April 23, 2019

    This comprehensive CME program provides a timely opportunity for ID specialists, hospitalists, primary care providers, pharmacists, pathologists, critical care and emergency physicians to hear directly from world-renowned specialists and master clinicians on their approaches to infectious diseases: common, challenging, rare and emerging.
  • Grand Rounds - Charles G. Fisher MD MHSc FRCSC

    Thursday, April 18, 2019

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Stories in the 11/30/18 edition of MGH Hotline

Each week, MGH Hotline reports important news within the Massachusetts General Hospital community featuring employees and initiatives that focus on bettering the future of clinical care, research and training.

  • 'Open Arms'

    With the heavy-lifting help of the MGH Buildings and Grounds team, a new sculpture has found a home on the Bulfinch Lawn.

  • Heroes among us

    Eight extraordinary MGH employees were celebrated Nov. 19 at the sixth annual Breakfast of Champions hosted by the MGH Employee Disability Resource Group.

  • Alert, alive - but without a pulse

    • Checking for a pulse is one way to determine if a person who has collapsed is alive. But what if the person is alert and talking but seemingly without the all-important beating vibration in the neck or wrist?


  • Police, pie and a turkey guy

    Members of the MGH Police, Security and Outside Services Department and MassGeneral Hospital for Children Child Life Services – disguised as police, pie and a turkey guy – gobbled up a good time on the pediatric inpatient units the day before Thanksgiving.

  • Caring for the Caregiver: Lessons in resiliency

    Whether it is a medical professional caring for patients or a family member assisting a loved one, the role of caregiver can be extremely rewarding, and also extremely stressful. This may lead a person to experience burnout or depression.

  • Facelift for MGH Metal Shop

    OPEN FOR BUSINESS: Following a year of renovations, MGH Building and Grounds Metal Shop staff gathered in the Gray subbasement Nov. 20 to celebrate the upgrade of the facility.

  • Flashback Friday: Sculpture in bronze honors a courageous patient

    Flashback Friday is an installment highlighting stories from the MGH Hotline archive. This week’s flashback from the Oct. 28, 1976 edition features the dedication of a new bronze sculpture at the hospital symbolizing the courage of the human spirit.

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    There are three editions of MGH Hotline left in 2018.

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