For Burn Victims and Patients Awaiting Organs, Hope in Animal Cells
An unexpected source—pig skin—could be the key to treating burn victims, and may hold the key to addressing the shortage of transplantable organs. In a trial at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), burn specialists were the world’s first to use live-cell, genetically engineered pig skin to temporarily close a burn wound in a human patient.
A Case for the Health Care Proxy
For a seriously ill patient without a health care proxy agent—an individual legally permitted to make decisions for a patient who is incapacitated—their condition can be not only painful for family members, but logistically untenable.
Research Reveals Heart Disease Risk Is Often Relative
At Brigham and Women’s Hospital, new research on the genetic roots of some inherited forms of heart disease is helping physicians to better target cardiovascular care with a family-centered approach.
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?
Partners Expertise, from Boston to Navajo Nation: The Brigham Outreach Program
Suboxone management for opioid patients. The latest in oral alternatives for diabetes. Liver-sparing medications to treat alcohol addiction. These are just a few of the life-saving lessons Chandima Deegala, B.S., PharmD, NCPS-PP, CTTS, will take back to Northern Navajo Medical Center in Shiprock, New Mexico.
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).