Policies to Protect Patients and Caregivers
In light of widespread COVID-19 throughout the communities we serve, Partners HealthCare is taking every step to protect our patients, families and health care workers. To this end, we have implemented several changes in policy for the near term in an effort to contain the spread of this pandemic.
Flattening the Curve Key to Keeping Care High-Quality for All
Pick any regular day and you’ll find most health systems nationwide running close to full capacity. So an influx of patients associated with COVID-19 could not only tip that tenuous balance, but reduce the quality of care for everyone—COVID-19 patients as well as those seeking care for cancer, trauma, or pregnancy complications.
For COVID-19 Prevention, Cues from Those Most Vulnerable
For the patients of Jay Fishman, Director of the Transplant Infectious Disease and Compromised Host Program at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), the emerging COVID-19 infection control practices are just another day.
Convening Leading Experts to Tackle a Rare Liver Disease
Patients with a rare chronic liver disease have new reason for hope thanks to the launch of a first-of-its-kind center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital aimed at identifying and pursuing life-saving treatments.
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.
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.