An Olympic-Level Boost for Adaptive Sports at Spaulding
As we mark the 29th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act on ADA Awareness Day, another milestone promises to further empower individuals with disabilities: In June, the United States Olympic Committee formally changed its name to the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC).
Climate Change Health Threats Awaken Physician Advocacy
The health threats of climate change—from asthma from decreased air quality to altered patterns of infectious disease—are well-documented. The issue is prompting typically advocacy-shy physicians—who are seeing the impact of climate change among their own patients grow to alarming rates—to mobilize.
Preparing the Practitioners: Spreading Global Health Through Education
In global regions disrupted by war, poverty, and natural disaster, newborn survival is a challenge, with nearly all of childhood deaths occurring in the first 28 days of life. Preventing those deaths can be as simple as a bubble CPAP, an inexpensive device that delivers critical pressured air into the lungs of a struggling infant.
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.
In Boston, Health Care’s Fight Against Climate Change Will Continue
Today, Kate Walsh, president and CEO of Boston Medical Center, and our own Dr. David Torchiana, delivered a full-throated editorial in support of the Boston health care community’s commitment to fighting the clear and growing threat of climate change.
Wind Power Drives Partners Closer to “Net Carbon Positive" Goal
Today Partners HealthCare took a big step toward our goal of becoming “net carbon positive” by the year 2025 by way of a partnership with Antrim Wind Energy. This 28.8MW wind farm project in Antrim, New Hampshire, owned by Walden Green Energy, will reduce our organization’s annual greenhouse gas emissions by 110 million pounds.