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Why MS symptoms may improve during the winter months

Posted by Brigham and Women's Hospital on January 20, 2022

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.

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Four ways your patients can get involved during National Blood Donor Month

Posted by Alyssa Malmquist on January 18, 2022

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.

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Six tips that help patients schedule appointments with providers

Posted by Alyssa Malmquist on January 13, 2022

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.

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Alcohol consumption during the COVID-19 pandemic projected to cause more liver disease and deaths

Posted by Massachusetts General Hospital on January 11, 2022

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.

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How to protect yourself against cervical cancer

Posted by Alyssa Malmquist on January 06, 2022

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.

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