For patients and clinicians alike, it has long been a mystery why symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS) seem to get better in the winter and worse in the summer. A group of researchers, led by Francisco J. Quintana, PhD, at the Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and collaborators at the Center for Research on Neuroimmunological Diseases (CIEN) at the Raul Carrea Institute for Neurological Research (FLENI) in Argentina, have found an explanation that could lead to a deeper understanding of the disease and more targeted multiple sclerosis treatment options for patients.
According to The American Red Cross, we’re facing the worst blood shortage in a decade.
With January being National Blood Donor Month, this is a timely opportunity to remind patients and colleagues about the lifesaving difference each person can make by donating blood. Continue reading for ways you can encourage patients to get involved today.
Have you recently had trouble scheduling an appointment with a provider? You're not alone. It's no surprise that the pandemic has impacted provider access and availability on a large scale. To navigate these changes, continue reading for timely tips from Pediatrician and Medical Director at AllWays Health Partners, Dr. Lisa Scarfo.
Alcohol sales and consumption increased during the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the effect of the increase in consumption on population health is not fully understood. In new research published in Hepatology, a team led by investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) projected rates of liver disease and associated deaths due to increased alcohol consumption during the COVID-19 pandemic.
January is National Cervical Cancer Awareness month, a time to learn about early detection of cervical cancer through screening—and prevention through the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination. Continue reading to learn more about how to protect yourself from cervical cancer.