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.
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.
Economic Impact Joins Human Costs of Opioid Epidemic
The opioid epidemic’s human costs may be incalculable—and we see that stark reality on the front lines of patient care every day. But what are the costs of the crisis to Massachusetts’ economy? A new report from the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation (MTF), supported by a grant from RIZE Massachusetts, aims to answer that question.
An Extension of the Care Team, a Lifeline for Patients with Addictions
Chuck Tuttle doesn’t interact directly with patients very often. Yet his impact on care for patients with substance use disorders (SUDs) within Partners HealthCare is, in many instances, life-changing—even life-saving.
Creating a New Cycle of Health for the Homeless
It’s well-known that the inconveniences of treatment and recovery often hinder access to appropriate medical care. Among individuals who are homeless, these challenges make access to care nearly impossible, as the daily search for food, clothing, and shelter takes priority over preventive and acute care.
At MGH Clinic, Every Day’s a School Day
A typical day for nurse practitioner Jordan Hampton, MSEd, MSN, RN, CPNP, runs the gamut. Among her patients at the Chelsea High School Student Health Center, a satellite of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Chelsea HealthCare Center, she sees everything from strep throat to issues around sexual health.