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April 17, 2013

Dr. Stephanie Kayden had just returned to the emergency room, after grabbing a slice of quiche in the hospital cafeteria. A resident pulled aside the senior doctor to discuss a pregnant woman who was vomiting. It was strangely serene for Marathon Monday.

April 17, 2013

If there is any silver lining in the violent Marathon attacks Monday, it is that Boston is home to some of the world’s finest hospitals, physicians, nurses, and medical staff. These highly trained professionals must be thanked and praised for their calm, heroic response in the face of unprecedented carnage. They not only ably treated the wounded but also provided some of the most accurate information available in the first hours after the explosions.

April 17, 2013

Researchers are identifying distinctive brain activity patterns that can be used to monitor patients under anesthesia and assess consciousness in “vegetative” patients. Patrick Purdon, HMS instructor in anaesthesia at Massachusetts General Hospital, led one of the studies. Emery Brown, the Warren M. Zapol Professor of Anaesthesia at Massachusetts General Hospital, is a coauthor of the study.

April 17, 2013

Dr. David Mooney sees bleeding children all the time. As director of the trauma program at Boston Children's Hospital, he knows how to soothe overreacting kids and their parents, and most times "the wounds aren't quite as bad as advertised," he said. Monday was different. Monday left him speechless. The children being hauled into Boston Children's Hospital didn't need to say a word to express the severity of the explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

April 16, 2013

U.S. News’ e-book, How to Live to 100, contains money, health and happiness keys to more enriching and, possibly, longer lives. Nancy Keating, HMS associate professor of health care policy, was featured in the video.

April 16, 2013

Hospitals make money from their own mistakes because insurers pay them for the longer stays and extra care that patients need to treat surgical complications that could have been prevented, a new study finds. Atul A. Gawande, HMS professor of surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is an author of the study.

April 16, 2013

A city whose hospitals and physicians are renowned for research and cutting-edge surgical innovations faced a starkly different challenge Monday, treating scores of injuries more commonly found in a war zone.

April 16, 2013

Jeffrey Karp, HMS associate professor of medicine, and his team at Brigham and Women’s Hospital have spent many years developing medical adhesives, constantly looking to nature for inspiration.

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