mardi 25 avril 2017

'Trauma Teams' To Help Boston Residents In Higher Crime Areas Cope In Wake Of Violence

'Trauma Teams' To Help Boston Residents In Higher Crime Areas Cope In Wake Of Violence
A neighborhood health clinic partnered with a community-based organization will join forces to help connect those suffering in the aftermath of homicides and other violence with trauma services.

Study Finds A Rare, 'Small Silver Lining' Of Climate Change: More Exercise

Study Finds A Rare, 'Small Silver Lining' Of Climate Change: More Exercise
In 2099, people may be as active in February as they are now in March, the study finds.

Pediatric Refugee Clinic At Yale Helps Children 'Move Beyond The Trauma'

Pediatric Refugee Clinic At Yale Helps Children 'Move Beyond The Trauma'
Refugee health assessments at a Yale University clinic take time and require cross-cultural medical knowledge.

lundi 24 avril 2017

UVM Clinic Offers Therapies To Help Resettled Refugees Work Through Trauma

UVM Clinic Offers Therapies To Help Resettled Refugees Work Through Trauma
Connecting Cultures clinic, based at the University of Vermont, offers mental health treatment services to refugees struggling with tragic memories and adjusting to living in the U.S.

samedi 22 avril 2017

March For Science Moments: Harvard Dean's Outrage, Stories Of Lives Saved

March For Science Moments: Harvard Dean's Outrage, Stories Of Lives Saved
From the dean of Harvard Med to a girl saved from dying of cancer, some voices from the Longwood rally before Saturday's March For Science in Boston.

vendredi 21 avril 2017

Leaders Of Boston Medical Powerhouses Back 'March For Science'

Leaders Of Boston Medical Powerhouses Back 'March For Science'
The March for Science, says Dr. Jason Wasfy of Massachusetts General Hospital, "is not about politics so much as it is about really hammering home that science matters. And in biomedical science, it matters for our patients' lives."

jeudi 20 avril 2017

Churches Step Up To Help With Opioid Epidemic, But Spirituality's Role In Treatment Is Controversial

Churches Step Up To Help With Opioid Epidemic, But Spirituality's Role In Treatment Is Controversial
Many local religious leaders say a new part of their mission is to understand and help with the ravages of the opioid epidemic, but the issue of spirituality and addiction treatment is complicated.

mardi 18 avril 2017

Seeking The Strength To Accept My New Life In A Wheelchair

Seeking The Strength To Accept My New Life In A Wheelchair
Chris Anselmo realizes that by resisting each subsequent piece of adaptive equipment and by giving in to his worst fears over the years, he was the one who was limiting his future.

vendredi 14 avril 2017

Fitness Gains Persist Even Weeks After You Ease Off, Marathon Study Suggests

Fitness Gains Persist Even Weeks After You Ease Off, Marathon Study Suggests
"People in the running community don't like to rest," Dr. Aaron Baggish says. "This is a good reminder that they can, and they probably should.”

mercredi 12 avril 2017

Road Closures Increase The Risk Of Death From Heart Attack On Marathon Days, Research Finds

Road Closures Increase The Risk Of Death From Heart Attack On Marathon Days, Research Finds
The 13 to 15 percent higher mortality rate along the routes of 11 major U.S. marathons, including Boston, was attributed to longer ambulance trips.

lundi 10 avril 2017

Safe Passage Through The Tombstones: Why I Attend My Patients' Memorials

Safe Passage Through The Tombstones: Why I Attend My Patients' Memorials
For Dr. John Loughnane, attending the funerals of his patients is a chance to breach the distance between doctors and families, and to embrace the person who has passed.

Dear Mass. Employers: House Budget Plan Shows A Health Assessment Is Coming

Dear Mass. Employers: House Budget Plan Shows A Health Assessment Is Coming
The message for employers from the House: Expect a health care assessment of some kind next year.

vendredi 7 avril 2017

Dana-Farber Chief: Federal Cuts Could Threaten ‘World’s Greatest Biomedicine Ecosystem’ In Boston

Dana-Farber Chief: Federal Cuts Could Threaten ‘World’s Greatest Biomedicine Ecosystem’ In Boston
"The nearly half a billion dollars in Massachusetts NIH grants likely to vanish under the Trump budget are a serious concern for our innovation-based economy. At Dana-Farber alone, we could lose $23 million in the first year. "

Lysenko: Cautionary Soviet-Era Tale Of How Tragically Politics Can Pervert Science

Lysenko: Cautionary Soviet-Era Tale Of How Tragically Politics Can Pervert Science
The sinister Soviet-era tale of scientific villain Trofim Lysenko -- whose denunciations sent colleagues to the Gulag and whose fabricated findings helped lead to starvation -- is newly topical as an American "March for Science" looms.

jeudi 6 avril 2017

New England Baptist Joins Proposed Merger Of Lahey Health And Beth Israel

New England Baptist Joins Proposed Merger Of Lahey Health And Beth Israel
Combining all three hospitals would bring the new network closer in size to Partners HealthCare, the state's dominant health care system.

mercredi 5 avril 2017

Massachusetts Medical Society Trustees Ask Members To Support Safe Injection Facilities For Drug Users

Massachusetts Medical Society Trustees Ask Members To Support Safe Injection Facilities For Drug Users
If approved, the Massachusetts Medical Society says it would become the first statewide physicians group to endorse the idea of a room where a doctor or nurse monitors drug users as they use illegal substances.

mardi 4 avril 2017

If You Inject Drugs, Do You Know The Safe Steps? Try This Quiz

If You Inject Drugs, Do You Know The Safe Steps? Try This Quiz
Here are 11 questions a needle exchange program in Cambridge asked its clients.

lundi 3 avril 2017

Public Bathrooms Become Ground Zero In The Opioid Epidemic

Public Bathrooms Become Ground Zero In The Opioid Epidemic
Public bathrooms are one of the few places where people can find privacy away from home to use intravenous drugs. That's leaving staff at fast food restaurants, libraries and town halls struggling with how to address safety concern for the public and for users.