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Mass General Brigham’s fight against racism and for health equity

Posted by Mass General Brigham on February 22, 2022
In the Fall of 2020, Mass General Brigham took a stand – a stand against racism and for health equity – and launched United Against Racism, a systemwide journey toward becoming an anti-racist organization. Based on input from staff and leadership, the plan includes a series of specific timelines and metrics to measure success. While there is much work ahead, tremendous strides have been made.
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A team-based approach leads to greater confidence for girl with Down syndrome

Posted by Mass General Brigham on October 12, 2021

At 12 years old, Dayanara Benitez is a dynamic, cheerful girl with unmatched confidence and a love for dance. And according to her mother, Wendy, the Down Syndrome Program at Massachusetts General Hospital and MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) has made a major difference in Dayanara’s life. The program has helped foster confidence and taught both Dayanara and her family how to truly thrive.

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A Story of Strength: Nancy Falconeri’s Patient Story

Posted by Mass General Brigham on September 28, 2021
For many, eating a cookie may not be memorable. But in 2005, when 23-year-old Nancy Falconeri successfully ate a shortbread cookie, the moment was forever imprinted in her memory because it was the first time in two years that she was able to swallow food without a feeding tube.
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Accelerating the Future of Medicine with Gene and Cell Therapy

Posted by Mass General Brigham on September 14, 2021

See what nearly two dozen healthcare, scientific and investment experts say are the key issues and opportunities in gene and cell therapy. The World Medical Innovation Forum and Recon Strategy teams have prepared a paper describing what’s ahead for these potentially game-changing discoveries.

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Morgan’s story: Paralympic swimmer goes for gold after innovative amputations

Posted by Mass General Brigham on September 07, 2021

Morgan Stickney, a 24-year-old swimmer from New Hampshire, overcame two below-the-knee amputations to earn a spot on Team USA at the 2021 Tokyo Paralympic Games. She will compete in the 400-meter and 50-meter freestyle events.

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