Making Health Care Better with Partnership and Progress: 2018 in Review
This year we covered a wide range of stories with impact on health care and medicine at the local, national, and international levels. From the human and economic toll of the ongoing opioid crisis to efforts to make health care better for people with complex medical conditions and social factors, our goal was to capture a snapshot of the system.
Brigham Discovers Link Between Time and Weight Management
Holiday revelers who center celebrations around elaborate dinners may be heartened by recent Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) research indicating that people burn about 130 more calories right around dinnertime.
Educational Opportunities, Specialty Care Bring Health Equity to Native Americans
Our country’s 5.2 million Native Americans represent around 1.7% of the U.S. population—but only .56% of active physicians and .48% of full-time faculty members at U.S. medical schools and teaching hospitals nationwide.
Taking a Stand on Immigrants’ Health and Well-being
On October 10, the US Department of Homeland Security issued a proposed change in federal immigration policy that would have a major impact on the health and well-being of millions of legal residents – hundreds of thousands here in Massachusetts.
Keeping the Lights on Through Winter Storms
With winter storms inevitably on the horizon in Massachusetts, a new Partners HealthCare preparedness initiative will help to keep our lights on—and vital patient services operational—through inclement weather.
Building a Brain To Trace Genetic Roots of Mental Illness
It may sound like a special effect engineered for the silver screen, but it’s a reality in Brigham and Women’s Hospital labs: mini brains, grown from human stem cells, that let researchers manipulate genes to study how certain mutations lead to mental illness.