The Good Doctor: Why Clinical History-Taking Matters
In medical school and subsequent training, physicians are taught that taking a good clinical history is as vital as the knowledge needed for diagnosis—vital enough to set great doctors apart from good ones.
Normal or Not? When Memory Loss Is More Than Senior Moments
Early-onset Alzheimer’s is rare—only three percent of Alzheimer’s patients are affected before age 65. But with so few treatment options and a devastating disease progression, that statistic doesn’t always stop us from worrying about the condition when we have “senior moments” or brief periods of forgetfulness.
Massachusetts General Hospital Surgical Innovation Offers Out-of-the-Box Approach to Heart Transplants
With so many patients awaiting organs for transplantation, transplant teams are in constant pursuit of innovations that can open up availability of organs for patients in need. At Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), that out-of-the-box thinking has resulted in a “heart in a box” approach to heart transplants
Convening Leading Experts to Tackle a Rare Liver Disease
Patients with a rare chronic liver disease have new reason for hope thanks to the launch of a first-of-its-kind center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital aimed at identifying and pursuing life-saving treatments.
Near-Death Experiences Could Shed Light on the Brain’s Inner Life
Are near-death experiences (NDEs) a side effect of science or spirituality? A team at Massachusetts General Hospital’s (MGH) Center for Neurotechnology and Neuro-recovery and Laboratory for NeuroImaging of Coma and Consciousness, wants to find out.
Heart Health Insights, from Your Apple Watch
Can a wearable app provide valuable insights into an individual’s heart health risks? An exciting partnership between Brigham and Women’s Hospital, the American Heart Association, and Apple is aimed at finding out.