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Bankrupted by cancer: Why “cost” is an important criterion in our review process

The following is a guest blog post by Harold DeMonaco, the Assistant Chief Medical Officer for Care Transitions at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He has been one of our most active reviewers and guest bloggers throughout our 9+ year history. Show More Summary

Top surgeon: ‘We can soon save your voice’

This is Steven M. Zeitels, director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Voice Center: ‘A lot of what’s considered aging isn’t really aging when it comes to voices. It’s long-term trauma. If someone has used their voice a lot, their vocal cords stiffen. We are working on materials — we just received our second patent — for […]

Why Are So Many Singers Suffering From Vocal-Cord Injuries? A Leading Surgeon Explains

2 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“To get some answers, Vulture reached out to Steven M. Zeitels, the famed surgeon and director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Voice Center who has treated everyone from Adele and Sam Smith to Steven Tyler and Julie Andrews. He walked us through the future of voice management.”

There’s a difference between happy and satisfied patients

Recently I have been reading articles regarding the patient experience that I find both stimulating as well as challenging. As the chief experience officer at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), you might imagine just how many times these articles are forwarded to my inbox when they are published. In “The Problem with Satisfied Patients” by Alexandra […]

New Material Opens Possibilities for Super-Long-Acting Pills

Researchers at MIT's Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research and Massachusetts General Hospital have created a polymer gel that could allow for the development of long-acting devices that reside in the stomach, including orally delivered capsules that can release drugs over a number of days, weeks, or potentially months following a single administration.

July 17, 2015: Cheer on Veterans & Families as They Run to Home Base at Fenway Park

The Red Sox Foundation & Massachusetts General Hospital to raise funds for military personnel with 9K fund raising run; Registration still available Get the family together and head to historic Fenway Park on Saturday, July 25, 2015 from 6:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Gate B to cheer on runners as they cross home plate at the 6th Annual […]

Sam Smith Is Back In Boston After A ‘Fantastic’ Recovery

Sam Smith is back in Boston after what he calls a ‘fantastic’ recovery. The “Stay with Me” singer had his last checkup at the Massachusetts General Hospital Voice Center and finally received a clean bill of health after a microsurgery on his vocal cords in May. Show More Summary

Pulsed electrical fields may provide improved skin rejuvenation

A new approach to skin rejuvenation developed at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) may be less likely to have unintended side effects such as scarring and altered pigmentation. In the online journal Scientific Reports, an MGH research...Show More Summary

Kerry Recovers From Femur Injury - US State Department

US Secretary of State John Kerry has recovered successfully from a broken femur and is working in physical therapy to make a full recovery, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard College Orthopedic Surgery Clinical Instructor Dr. Dennis Burke said in a State Department release.

Closing in on BioArtificial Replacement Limbs

A team of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators has made the first steps towards development of bioartificial replacement limbs suitable for transplantation. In their report, which has been published online in the journal...Show More Summary

MGH Researchers Close To Growing Human Limbs

Scientists at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have announced big news: they have discovered a way to grow a rat’s forearm. So, what does this mean for humans? And how long will it take for humans to have bio-engineered limb...

Bioartificial Rat Arm Grown in Lab Could Be Precursor to Transplantable Limbs

It looks like something out of a creepy sci-fi film but it may be the future of the prosthetics industry. Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital were able to grow a bioartificial rat’s limb. The technique could help scientists grow limbs that are suitable for human transplantation. Show More Summary

Scientists Grew a Rat Limb in the Lab 

3 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The dream of regrowing limbs? It’s just gotten one step closer. Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital have grow a rat forearm out of living cells in the lab. A primate limb may be next. Read more...

Scientists Grow First Bio Limb In Lab

3 months agoTechnology : Forbes: Tech

Scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston have grown the fist bio rat limb with veins and muscles.  According to the findings from MGH, the scientists believe this is one of the first steps towards developing bioartificial replacement limbs that could be used for human transplantation.  Harald Ott, MD, senior author of the findings and [...]

'Zombie Limbs' Revitalized Could Mean Good News for Transplant Patients

Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital have rebuilt a dead rat's arm with live tissue, and successfully attached it to another rat, marking the first instance of such a 'biolimb' transplant.

A Brief History of Politicians' Athletic Missteps

3 months agoNews : Newsweek: US

Secretary of State John Kerry broke his right femur while bicycling on Sunday near Scionzier, France. He stayed overnight at a hospital in Geneva, then flew to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston to see his doctor on Monday morning. The accident forced Kerry to end his visit in Europe. Show More Summary

Inside Huntington's

My first year out of college, I worked as a lab technician in a neurobiology lab at Massachusetts General Hospital East researching drug addiction. I was 22 years old in February 1993 when the scientists down the hall began celebrating, puncturing the typically austere bubble of this neuroscience research floor with big emotion. Show More Summary

Following the health news stream from publication to news release to media coverage

Harold J. DeMonaco is the Assistant Chief Medical Office for Care Transitions at the Massachusetts General Hospital and a long-time contributor to HealthNewsReview.org. It is always interesting to see how the results of a well-designed and important study can get distorted as they flow through the media. Show More Summary

Paying patients for their engagement

A couple of years ago, my clinical practice (Dermatology Associates at Massachusetts General Hospital) began sending patients a bill when they did not show up for an appointment. Dentists do this with some frequency, but it’s unusual for a physician practice to do it. Our reasoning was that we have many folks who insist they […]

Sam Smith undergoes successful vocal cord surgery in Boston

Grammy Award-winner Sam Smith has undergone successful vocal cord surgery at a Boston hospital. Massachusetts General Hospital said in a statement Tuesday - the singer's 23rd birthday - that he is expected to make a full recovery. The surgery to stop recurrent vocal cord bleeding was performed by Dr. Show More Summary

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