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Advances in Motion provides health care professionals with information about the latest breakthroughs, research and clinical advances from Massachusetts General Hospital.

Featured In Urology

Daniel Guss, MD, MBA, discusses the unique roles minimally invasive surgery plays in the Foot and Ankle Center and how minimally invasive surgery speeds up recovery and avoids wound complications.

Featured In Urology

Active surveillance (AS) has become an accepted way to manage prostate cancer in men at lower risk. Multiparametric MRI can be used in conjunction with the standard transrectal ultrasound (TRUS)-guided biopsy to improve detection of clinically significant cancers.

Featured In Neuroscience

Laboratory studies at Mass General suggest that active herpes infections in the brain may accelerate amyloid deposition and the progression of Alzheimer's disease.

Featured In Cardiovascular

Advanced therapies for pulmonary embolism are independently associated with reduced risk of 90-day mortality, according to a review of a prospective database at Massachusetts General. However, overall mortality rates remain substantial.

Featured In Orthopaedics

Hand surgeons at Mass General have developed a web-based decision aid that helps patients with trapeziometacarpal arthritis choose treatment with greater confidence.

The Latest Urology Advances

A man who survived penile cancer has become the first U.S. patient to undergo penis transplantation, with excellent early results.

With more treatment options available to radical prostatectomy patients who experience post-prostatectomy stress urinary incontinence, patients will continue to enjoy improvements in quality of life.

Contributing Physicians

Chief, Department of Urology, Walter S. Kerr, Jr., Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Michael L. Blute, MD

Director, Prostate Health Program

Advances Specialties


Weight gain among elite football players, often a deliberate strategy to improve performance, is associated with a range of post-career chronic diseases, Massachusetts General researchers have determined.


James D. Rabinov, MD, a neurosurgeon at Mass General, is passionate about increasing aneurysm awareness. Dr. Rabinov recently shared his thoughts on diagnosing, treating and caring for patients with aneurysms.


Orthopedic surgeons at Massachusetts General Hospital have developed tools to help clinicians predict pretreatment motor deficit and 90-day mortality in individual patients with a spinal epidural abscess.

Education & Training Opportunities

October 24, 2018 - June 12, 2019

The Massachusetts General Hospital Corrigan Minehan Heart Center prepares future health care professionals and trains providers in innovative therapies and care. As part of these efforts, the center hosts regular Grand Rounds presentations from thought leaders and researchers on important cardiology topics. Cardiology Grand Rounds is open to all healthcare professionals.

October 13-14, 2018

This two-day course is dedicated to educating frontline caregivers with up-to-date diagnosis and management of women with cardiovascular conditions during pregnancy. A second day is dedicated to the workup and management of patients with coronary artery dissection.

Clinical Trials

In Neuroscience

Are you planning on receiving ECT treatments for depression? Are you interested in getting an MRI scan of your brain? If you answered yes, then you are one step closer to being involved in our research study.

In Neuroscience

We are recruiting people for a study of brain activity during sleep and how it affects memory and learning.