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Home Base Program Helping Veterans

The Home Base Program was created in 2009 through a partnership between the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital to help Iraq and Afghanistan […]

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Boston University Professor Developed a Bionic Pancreas

Ed Damiano, an associate professor of biomedical engineering at Boston University (BU), has four years to complete and submit his design to the FDA to […]

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MGH Researchers Grew An Artificial Human Ear from Animal Tissue

Massachusetts General Hospital researchers just grew an artificial human ear from animal tissue and cells. In a study released last week in the Journal of the […]

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College Football Players at Risk for High Blood Pressure

College football players may be at risk for high blood pressure just like the pros, according to a new study conducted by Massachusetts General Hospital […]

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Coming Soon: A Blood Test for Autism

Because of a $15.4 million grant from Google Ventures, Boston-area researchers are testing whether a blood test could lead to earlier diagnoses of autism in […]

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Massachusetts General Hospital Ranked No. 2 in Nation

For the second year in a row, Boston has two hospitals ranked in the top 10 on U.S. News and World Report’s annual rankings of the best hospitals. […]

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Boston Researcher Hopes to Develop Long Term Vaccine for Cholera

Meagan Bufano, 36, wasn’t born in Boston. But like many of us, she feels like she’s found her home in this city. After spending three […]

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Dana-Farber and MGH Named Best Cancer Hospitals

Men’s Health magazine named the “Best Cancer Hospitals in the U.S.” and no surprise here, two of Boston’s hospitals were named top in the region. Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and […]

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Neurologist By Day, Rock Star By Night

It’s not everyday that a neurologist becomes a celebrity, but for Dr. Rudolph Tanzi, director of the Genetics and Aging Research Unit and Mass. General Hospital (MGH) and […]

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John Krasinski Hosts MGH Cancer Center’s One Hundred Gala, Talks Life After The Office

Newton homeboy John Krasinski hosted the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center’s annual fundraiser—the One Hundred Gala—on Wednesday night (other bold-facers in attendance included his wife […]

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Genetics Could Influence Success of Gastric Bypass Surgery

For those trying to lose a significant amount of weight, gastric bypass surgery—a weight loss procedure that works by limiting the amount of food a […]

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Partners Healthcare Offers Subsidy to Employees in Same-Sex Couples

Because Massachusetts is one of the pioneer states to legalize gay marriage, you’d think that life for same-sex couples is relatively obstacle-free here in the […]

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College Women Drink More Than Men, Study Says

If you think it’s just the men doing kegstands and throwing back shots at college parties, think again. A new study by Massachusetts General Hospital […]

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How Music Therapy Works

A seriously ill patient gets used to seeing many things during his or her hospital stay: IVs, medications, doctors in white coats. And, sometimes, guitars, […]

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Red Hair Pigment Linked to Skin Cancer Risk

In news that surprises no one, redheads are at an increased risk for skin cancer—but not just because of the pale skin that so often […]