In Diabetes Care, Awareness Is Key to Adherence
As National Diabetes Awareness Month brings the condition to the fore, a new telemedicine program is helping physicians at North Shore Medical Center more closely manage their diabetic patient population—promoting better health and the prevention of complications.
Investigating the Root Causes of Chronic Pain
After injury or surgery, patients are often asked to rank their pain on a scale of 0-10, a way of evaluating a mostly subjective phenomenon. But what if a patient’s pain never fully dissipates? That’s the case for as many as 50 million Americans, who live with chronic pain.
New Fronts in the Fight Against Breast Cancer
As Breast Cancer Awareness Month is observed nationwide through October, the Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center (DF/BWCC) is mobilized on several fronts to treat—and someday prevent—the disease, the second most common cancer in women.
“Smart Dresser” Prototype Enhances Dementia Patients’ Morning Routine
Partners HealthCare researchers are committed to improving quality of life for all patients, including those who encounter significant challenges with everyday activities. For people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia disorders, the simple act of getting dressed each day can be a complex ordeal.
A Legislative Boost for Remote Stroke Care
For years, advocates promoted the use of telemedicine in stroke care, citing data pointing to its efficacy in fostering better outcomes and cost savings. Now, a new federal law—enacted thanks in large part to advocacy by organizations like Partners HealthCare, the American Heart Association (AHA), and the American Academy ...
Adaptive Sports Define the Road to Recovery for Spaulding Patient
Every day, researchers, therapists, and clinicians across the Partners HealthCare System investigate rehabilitation techniques and practices aimed to improve our patients’ quality of life and increase mobility. One patient, Meredith Koch, continues to benefit from this integrated care.