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A brief history of quarantine in policy and popular prose.
Depiction of Black Death from the Toggenburg Bible.
1348: Quarantine in Venice
The second bubonic plague rages in Europe from 1347 to 1352, and kills a quarter to one-third ...
Infusing colons with donated feces has led to remarkable cures and big questions about what's safe and what's next.
The success of pediatric cancer therapies has a downside: adults with lingering health problems caused by their treatments.
Telehealth technology takes primary and specialty care to distant patients. But will nagging issues slow its rapid growth?
Using 3-D printers to create skull implants or replacement joints is exciting; running off living organs would be revolutionary.
For patients to be effective partners in their own care requires a basic grasp of medical terms that, shockingly, many don't have.
Trouble with the protein may underlie most kinds of dementia, potentially including Alzheimer's. New drugs could help.
When troubled kids erupt, the traditional view calls for tougher parenting. A new approach substitutes skill building for punishment.
Treating the epidemic means re-evaluating a public health tool with a storied past.
New digital systems can help keep infectious agents at arm’s length — or further away.
A new documentary explores health care inequality in rural America, and why the Affordable Care Act isn’t enough.
Internist and researcher Martin Blaser believes that disturbances in the gut may underlie several modern maladies.
Reflections on being a minor character in a disaster drill.
Beds for psychiatric care are steadily declining. What can be done?
The mysteries of celiac disease prove to be more intricate than expected.
A funding shift may encourage more fundamental brain research.
Cartoonist Ben Schwartz discusses the visual side of learning medicine.
Epidemiologist Carolyn Greene aims to use electronic health records to track chronic disease trends.
A brief history of the observation and study of PTSD
A century ago, chemist Søren Sørensen invented what would become a crucial diagnostic tool: the pH scale.
An MGH program in South Africa partners with young women to research the earliest phase of HIV infection.
The storied award from MGH goes to a molecular biologist breaking new ground in cancer genetics.
The connection between aspirin use and a reduced risk for certain cancers is becoming clearer. MGH researcher Andrew Chan outlines who stands to benefit most.
Nobel Laureate Jack Szostak discusses how research on chromosomes led to current investigations into Earth's first organisms.
MGH’s pioneering telestroke network brings virtual consultations to outlying hospitals
Peter L. Slavin and David F. Torchiana on the value of reproducing research.
MGH’s clinical research center, opened in 1925, created a model for the NIH to open similar facilities across the country.
Artist Danny Quirk paints the living structures of the body on live models.
Artists use medical scans of tumors to make stunning, informative sculptures
SARS led to the discovery of "super-spreaders," who can infect dozens of people. They also exist, it appears, in other infectious diseases.
Charting the progression of today’s hospital terror.