New Fronts in the Fight Against Breast Cancer
As Breast Cancer Awareness Month is observed nationwide through October, the Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center (DF/BWCC) is mobilized on several fronts to treat—and someday prevent—the disease, the second most common cancer in women.
Partners Researchers Recognized as Scientific “Wunderkinds”
What makes a scientist a superstar? The journal STAT has a theory. The publication’s “Wunderkinds 2018” list is out, highlighting unheralded heroes in science and medicine after an extensive review of nominations in the hundreds by STAT editors and reporters. On the list are three Partners HealthCare-affiliated physicians.
Leading By Example: Flu Prevention at Partners
Influenza, commonly known as the flu, killed approximately 80,000 people last season alone, and the flu vaccine has demonstrated effectiveness in preventing—and reducing complications of—this common infectious illness. That’s why Partners HealthCare practices across the network strongly encourage their patients to get vaccinated.
MGH Clinic Helps Asylum Seekers Overcome the Burden of Proof
As recent news has brought to bear, violence and persecution in countries beyond America’s borders often drives victims to seek refuge within them.
The Digital Innovation Hub: Five Years of Incubating Innovation
A good idea is just an idea—until it finds champions to make it a real-life innovation. Institutions across Partners HealthCare are energized to embrace that spark. That was the vision behind the launch of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Digital Innovation Hub in 2013, when 72% of surveyed BWH employees said they had an innovative idea.
Widespread Harm on the Commonwealth: The Damaging Impacts of Question 1
Previously on this blog, we explained the deleterious impact the government-mandated nursing ratios included in Massachusetts Ballot Question 1 will have on patient care. There are numerous damaging effects that these artificial, one-size-fits-all ratios will have on health care quality.