MGH Answers Post-Harvey Healthcare Needs
In September we saw some of the worst hurricanes on record in the Continental U.S. Houston, Texas was hit especially hard by Hurricane Harvey. The devastating photos show years of memories diminished into piles of rubble. But an underlying problem grows with each day that passes, when people can't get access to medications and healthcare.
Spaulding Hits the Big Screen in "Stronger"
The Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital is known as a place of mental and physical rebuilding, superhuman strength and raw inspiration. But on Sept. 12, it was the site of a ritzy red-carpet movie screening. "Stronger", the story of Jeff Bauman, Boston Marathon bombing survivor and double amputee, premiered in the very gym where he made his recovery.
Investing in Tomorrow's Health Care Solutions
This year, Partners is awarding $500,000 through its 10 Innovation Discovery Grants specifically to local researchers developing treatments and cures for deadly diseases using cutting-edge artificial intelligence. The goal is that these technologies can impact the speed at which new treatments can make it to the hospitals.
How Just One Dollar Changed the Future of Thousands
In 2006, Mayor Menino sold Long Island in Boston Harbor to Jack Connors. The price? A dollar. 11 years later, that dollar, and the island summer camp it started, have gone on to change the lives of thousands of at-risk children living in Boston.
Partners Paves the Way for Population Health
For a decade now, Partners has been extending care beyond the walls of our facilities to keep patients healthy and out of the hospital. Today, this practice is commonly known as "population health." And it's working.
State Makes Progress On Health Costs
Yesterday, the state's Center for Health Information Analysis (CHIA) released a report measuring growth of health care spending in Massachusetts. The report contained some very positive news, indicating that health spending in Massachusetts rose about 2.8%—coming in lower than the benchmark state regulators established as part of Chapter 224.
Vaccines Shouldn’t Be A Sticking Point: How Partners Provides Access to Safe and Effective Care
Most people know that eating right and staying active can help keep them healthy. But patients should also consider asking their doctors at their next check-up whether they are up to date on all immunizations. Vaccines are one of the most convenient and safest preventive care measures available.
One Drug, Three Lifesaving Breakthroughs: Preventing Heart Attack, Stroke, and Lung Cancer.
Research coming out of Brigham and Women’s Hospital may prove that a drug called canakinumab could potentially reduce the chance of three great health risks.