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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. Stay tuned as we add new specialties.

Featured In Neuroscience

Mass General researchers were part of the first group to investigate whether mindfulness-based cognitive therapy might relieve depression in people with chronic pain.

Featured In Orthopaedics

Two-stage exchange arthroplasty is extremely costly and associated with high morbidity. Is it possible to identify patients at high-risk of failure?

Featured In Cardiovascular

Steve Lubitz, MD, MPH, discusses his team’s work focusing on understanding the mechanisms of atrial fibrillation through human genetics, and understanding how best to identify patients at risk for the arrhythmia.

Featured In Neuroscience

Fortification of grain-based foods with folic acid, a practice instituted in the U.S. in the 1990s to prevent neural tube defects in infants, may also reduce the incidence of severe mental illnesses like schizophrenia that initially appear in young adulthood.

Featured In Cardiovascular

Novel troponin blood tests help identify myocardial infarction earlier. An expert at Massachusetts General gives guidance for successful implementation.

The Latest Neurosciences Advances

Fortification of grain-based foods with folic acid, a practice instituted in the U.S. in the 1990s to prevent neural tube defects in infants, may also reduce the incidence of severe mental illnesses like schizophrenia that initially appear in young adulthood.

Because primary osteosarcoma of the spine is so rare, little is known about how to manage residual or recurrent disease after initial therapy. Mass General researchers conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis that provide guidance.

Contributing Physicians

Director of Neuroscience, Center for Addiction Medicine

Jodi Gilman, PhD

Director, Metastatic Spine Oncology and Spinal Deformity Surgery (Mass General Cancer Center), Spinal Reconstruction Surgery

John Shin, MD

Advances Specialties

Cardiovascular

Myocarditis related to immune checkpoint inhibitors may be identified early through EKG and Troponin tests and treated with high dose steroids

Orthopaedics

Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital recently became the first to use arthroscopy to study the effects of deltoid ligament (DL) injury on syndesmotic stability.

Education & Training Opportunities

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.

September 28-29, 2018

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

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 Cardiovascular

The purpose of this clinical study is to see whether a medical device called the Paradise Renal Denervation System can safely reduce high blood pressure in patients who are known to have hypertension.