Online Program Eases Access to Mental Health Services
We go online to access many of the everyday services we need. But when it comes to something as personal as therapy for behavioral health conditions like depression and anxiety, can the internet offer a solution?
An Apple a Day, the Modern Medicine Way
Could broccoli prevent cancer? Intermittent fasting improve metabolism? Can foregoing carbohydrates cure children with epilepsy? A growing body of evidence suggests that food can, in fact, be medicine—and physicians are prescribing certain foods, or telling patients to eliminate them, to enhance health.
For Physicians-in-Training, a Boost to Work-Life Balance
A new Partners HealthCare parental leave policy enacted last fall is helping to ease the pressures faced by physicians-in-training who seek to balance the dual—and at times conflicting—goals of career preparation and family.
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.