How Frequent ED Visitors Can Guide Precision Care
It’s well understood that patients who persistently seek routine care in the emergency department (ED) generate higher health care costs. But a closer look can also tell us something about how certain patients receive care through normal channels—or not.
Training a Computer to Read Your Mammogram
More than 500,000 women worldwide die of breast cancer, a statistic that keeps Connie Lehman, MD, Chief of Breast Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) awake at night. Her desire to change the statistic, she says, requires accelerated innovation. “We have to think differently,” she says.
Stronger, Six Years Later: Rehabilitation Medicine at Spaulding
Most of them were strangers, united by chance at a fateful moment on April 15 exactly six years ago today. But the 32 catastrophically injured patients treated by the Spaulding Rehabilitation Network in the days, weeks, and months following the Boston Marathon bombings in 2013 now stand as living proof of the power of rehabilitation medicine.
Maternity Care at the Brigham Recognized with Baby-Friendly Designation
At Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a new designation recognizes the hospital’s emphasis on evidence-based, patient-centered care and education as mothers make these choices and learn to feed their infants.
For Cancer Patients, Gaining Control Over Hair Loss Fosters Sense of Normalcy
For patients undergoing chemotherapy treatment for cancer, hair loss is one of the most common—and disruptive—side effects of the drugs, which concurrently impact hair follicle cells while targeting rapidly dividing cancer cells. In fact, it can deter patients from seeking treatment at all.
Taking a Stand on Immigrants’ Health and Well-being
On October 10, the US Department of Homeland Security issued a proposed change in federal immigration policy that would have a major impact on the health and well-being of millions of legal residents – hundreds of thousands here in Massachusetts.