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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 Research and Innovation

Raghu Chivukula, MD, PhD, a physician-scientist in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, explains what is currently known about chloroquine and its use to treat COVID-19 patients.

Featured In Research and Innovation

David Louis, MD, pathologist-in-chief at Massachusetts General Hospital, explains how COVID-19 assays are being rapidly developed and what Mass General is doing to alleviate the scarcity of tests.

Featured In Neuroscience

Massachusetts General Hospital clinician-scientists take a two-pronged approach to advance functional neurological disorder care and understanding.

Featured In Research and Innovation

On March 26, 2020, the Department of Medicine held its third virtual Grand Rounds presentation related to COVID-19. Benjamin Medoff, MD, chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care at Massachusetts General Hospital, along with other members of the Greater Boston medical community, presented on respiratory failure in COVID-19, including management, treatment in clinical trials and the need for biomarkers.

Featured In Cardiovascular

Routine use of ACE inhibitors and angiotensin II receptor blockers should be continued, but these drugs should not be started for patients who develop COVID-19.

The Latest Cardiovascular Advances

Many patients in a cardiology practice are at risk of developing severe COVID-19 if they become infected with SARS-CoV-2, the new coronavirus.

Routine use of ACE inhibitors and angiotensin II receptor blockers should be continued, but these drugs should not be started for patients who develop COVID-19.

Contributing Physicians

Section Head, Heart Failure, Director, Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing Laboratory, Medical Director, Cardiology ICU and Mechanical Circulatory Support Program

Director, Cardio-Oncology Program, Co-Director, Cardiac MR PET CT Program

Advances Specialties

Digestive Health

Data from the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study show a significant association between chronic inflammation and subsequent risk of diverticulitis.

OB/GYN

The majority of midlife women experience vasomotor symptoms, including hot flashes and night sweats, which can persist for many years and adversely impact quality of life. In this podcast, Jan Shifren, MD, says while there are risks associated with hormone therapy, it is the most effective treatment for these symptoms.

Orthopaedics

Surgery for spinal chondrosarcoma has long-lasting effects on all dimensions of quality of life: physical function, pain and mental health.

Education & Training Opportunities

April 1, 2020 - 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.

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

We are currently recruiting HIV + adults who are interested in participating in a study assessing heart health through new, noninvasive ways of looking at the heart vessels through imaging.