Massachusetts General Hospital

Massachusetts General Hospital, (Mass General) was established in 1811 in Boson, Massachusetts. Mass Geneeral is the teaching hospital for Harvard. MGH is part of the large medical science research and patient care complex that is consistently rated in the top 10 of teaching hospitals in the USA. MGH is noted for its work in endocrinology, cancer, digestive disorders, neurosurgery, and recently made signiificant break through in organ transplant rejection research.

Address
55 Fruit Street Boston, MA 02114
Website
http://www.massgeneral.org/default.aspx
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Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Mortality rate is cut in half by a lung rescue team

A specialized Lung Rescue Team established by clinicians at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) to evaluate and treat patients with obesity receiving mechanical ventilation (MV) due to acute respiratory failure (ARF) has ...

Genetics

Experimental therapy may offer hope for rare genetic disorders

Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have developed a new way to alleviate problems caused by dysfunctional mitochondria, which are the "powerhouses" that produce energy in cells. Their discovery, reported ...

Surgery

A first-of-its-kind heart transplant in New England

A team of surgeons and specialists at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) is announcing an achievement in transplant surgery today, having recently performed the largest number of adult heart transplants in the country using ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study reveals insights on hidden sexual-arousal disorder

Persistent genital arousal disorder (PGAD)—which is almost exclusively experienced by females and characterized by spontaneous and unwanted sexual arousal unrelated to desire—can compromise individuals' mental health ...

Oncology & Cancer

New treatment strategy may thwart deadly brain tumors

Immune checkpoint inhibitors are important medications that boost the immune system's response against certain cancers; however, they tend to be ineffective against glioblastoma, the most deadly primary brain tumor in adults. ...

HIV & AIDS

Pregnant women with HIV often not given recommended treatment

Women living with HIV who are also pregnant don't always receive recommended antiretroviral medications, according to a recent study of prescribing patterns carried out by a MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) researcher ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Team detects Alzheimer's early using electronic health records

A team of scientists from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has developed a software-based method of scanning electronic health records (EHRs) to estimate the risk that a healthy person will receive a dementia diagnosis ...

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