MLK’s Legacy, Through the Lens of Community Health
The idea that health starts within the foundation of a community is central to our social determinants of health initiatives at Partners HealthCare. And that essential drive toward a level playing field, so that everyone has an opportunity for health and wellbeing, was central to the equal rights messages espoused by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
McLean Research Suggests Resilience May Be Biological
Resilience against mistreatment may be rooted in the brain, according to new research from McLean Hospital—an important development in the search for biological clues behind conditions that spur from childhood trauma.
A Digital Balancing Act: The Promise and Pitfalls of Retail Telehealth
As “retail telehealth”—the use of telehealth approaches in consumer-facing and retail environments—continues to gain traction and retail giants like Amazon and Walmart enter the space, consumers can increasingly access anytime, anywhere care.
Lowering Risks for Heart Patients with Fish Oil
New options for patients with cardiovascular risk come in the form of a newer medication recently tested through a clinical trial at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. The drug, a prescription-strength form of purified omega-3 fatty acid EPA, was found to significantly reduce the risk of death in patients with elevated triglyceride levels.
In the Emergency Department, Treating the Opioid Crisis
Necessity is said to be the mother of invention—and there is perhaps no more urgent need in today’s health care system than treatments for opioid use disorder. For years, the only solutions for patients have been developed largely outside the medical system, leaving emergency department (ED) doctors with little to offer patients.
A Physician’s Perspective: Emotional Intelligence Complementing Artificial Intelligence
What is the essential skill for a physician in a world with artificial intelligence (AI)? That was the question that elicited a momentary pause from Gregg Meyer, MD, MSc, Partners HealthCare Chief Clinical Officer, on the stage of the World Medical Innovation Forum.