Disaster expert outlines how first responders will handle COVID-19

With cases of COVID-19 multiplying, a Massachusetts General Hospital preparedness expert discusses existing challenges and the ways first responders can get ready to meet the new coronavirus.

Alvin Powell
March 12, 2020 | harvard

~10 mins

Tags: health-medicine alvin-powell coronavirus covid-19 emergency-room ems first-responder harvard-medical-school harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health massachusetts-general-hospital pandemic paul-biddinger personal-protective-equipment

Review finds AA performs well, reduces health care costs

Researchers have found that Alcoholics Anonymous and related 12-step treatments lessen addiction severity as effectively as other treatments, while reducing health care costs.

Harvard Gazette
March 11, 2020 | harvard

~4 mins

Tags: health-medicine 12-step-programs aa alcohol-use-disorder alcoholics-anonymous alcoholism basic-research cochrane-database-of-systematic-reviews massachusetts-general-hospitals-recovery-research-institute remission

MGH Wellman Center physicians bring treatment to Armenia

Lilit Garibyan has brought her medical skills back to her native Armenia, decades after her family fled during war with neighboring Azerbaijan.

Alvin Powell
March 6, 2020 | harvard

~12 mins

Tags: health-medicine alvin-powell armenia armenian-american-wellness-center basic-research harvard-medical-school hemangioma lilit-garibyan massachusetts-general-hospital port-wine-stain richard-rox-anderson wellman-center-for-photomedicine

Long-term endurance exercise is associated with enlarged aorta

A new study has found that like their younger counterparts, a high percentage of endurance athletes aged 50 to 75 years have an enlarged aorta. Now researchers must determine if this is a good thing or a bad thing.

Harvard Gazette
Feb. 26, 2020 | harvard

~5 mins

Tags: health-medicine aaron-l-baggish aorta basic-research dilated-aortas endurance-athletes harvard-medical-school massachusetts-general-hospitals-cardiovascular-performance-program timothy-w-churchill

Connecting the dots between climate change and health care

Bringing climate change into the examining room by discussing links between a warming environment and the everyday health of patients.

Alvin Powell
Feb. 10, 2020 | harvard

~16 mins

Tags: health-medicine alvin-powell asthma climate-change clinical-care emergency-room environments-sustainability harvard-medical-school health heat-stroke heat-wave intravenous-fluids massachusetts-general-hospital pollen renee-salas symposium

Physical activity may protect those at risk for depression

After mining millions of electronic health record data points, researchers found people who were more physically active at baseline were less likely to develop depression, even after accounting for genetic risks.

Harvard Gazette
Nov. 5, 2019 | harvard

~5 mins

Tags: health-medicine depression exercise genetic-risk harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health massachusetts-general-hospital partners-healthcare-biobank

Seeds of HubWeek, Oct. 1-3, continue to grow in Greater Boston

HubWeek fall festival takes place Oct. 1‒3 in Boston’s Seaport District.

Thomas E. Mills
Sept. 27, 2019 | harvard

~3 mins

Tags: science-technology harvard-university hubweek massachusetts-general-hospital massachusetts-institute-of-technology the-boston-globe

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