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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 Cardiovascular

Based on the first in vivo study of healed plaques in patients who have had acute coronary syndrome (ACS), cardiologists at Massachusetts General Hospital warn that these plaques frequently show features of vulnerability to future major cardiac events.

Featured In Neuroscience

Massachusetts General Hospital's novel Neuroscience ICU program aims to prevent emotional stress after acute brain injurity for patients and their primary caregivers.

Featured In OB/GYN

Most women eligible for a trial of labor after cesarean value vaginal birth, but worries about labor interventions and complications can dampen their enthusiasm. Researchers suggest factors to consider when counseling women about the approach to delivery.

Featured In Urology

The results of a recent survey, presented at the American Urological Association 2019 Annual Meeting, showed that the general public has mixed perceptions of what a "vaginal rejuvenation" procedure really is.

Featured In Orthopaedics

With CT scans increasingly used to assess the quality of syndesmotic reduction after destabilizing ankle injuries, subjective comparison of the repaired and uninjured sides to assess the quality of the reduction is unreliable. More quantitative approaches, such as syndesmotic area, result in more accurate assessments.

The Latest Urology Health Advances

The results of a recent survey, presented at the American Urological Association 2019 Annual Meeting, showed that the general public has mixed perceptions of what a "vaginal rejuvenation" procedure really is.

Based on an evolving understanding of best practices for the diagnosis and treatment of recurring urinary tract infection, the American Urological Association published new guidelines for physicians that include recommendations for care.

Contributing Physicians

Director, Harvard Urologic Surgery Residency Program

Co-Director, Kidney Stone Program, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Brian Howard Eisner, MD

Advances Specialties

Digestive Health

A Massachusetts General Hospital gastroenterologist recommends that clinicians should have a high index of suspicion for small bowel adenocarcinoma when they care for patients with celiac disease.


Psychiatrists have obtained functional MRI evidence that brain restructuring, leading to improvements in extinction of fearful associations, explains why mindfulness training can reduce stress and anxiety.


In patients with hepatitis C infection who are treated prior to total knee arthroplasty, achieving a sustained virologic response significantly reduces the risk of postoperative complications, including prosthetic joint infection and the need for revision.

Education & Training Opportunities

October 23, 2019 - June 17, 2020

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 18-19, 2019

This course is designed to provide the fundamentals of the management of short-term support through multidisciplinary case scenarios to narrow the professional practice gap.

Clinical Trials

In Neuroscience

If you are a mother who has experienced an episode of postpartum psychosis within the past ten years, you could help us to better understand this serious disorder.

In Cardiovascular

Elevations in a hormone may be linked to abnormal blood flow, inflammation, and plaque in the heart. This study will evaluate whether blocking the hormone will improve cardiovascular disease in HIV individuals using heart imaging studies.