Clinical Care

Respect for the advice of medical authorities has hit a new low. What happened, and how can it rebound?

The pandemic brought both setbacks and opportunities for young scientists. But female researchers are getting the worst of it.

Patients, legally, now have online access to all their clinical records. But full transparency is still a work in progress.

The transgender community is quietly reinventing the medical paradigm.

Advanced age brings special needs, especially in the emergency department. So some hospitals are changing designs and processes for their senior patients.

Treatment of pulmonary embolisms may benefit from a team approach. But that model faces obstacles inside and outside the hospital.

Peter L. Slavin discusses the importance of giving older inpatients the proper care.

Team care and structural changes could vastly improve the recovery of older patients. Yet institutions that implement such approaches remain rare.

In a noisy, disorienting institutional environment, older patients often fall victim to delirium, a severe mental malady. Geriatric expert Sharon Inouye describes a program that can head off problems.

How does a hospital keep patient details from getting lost in the shuffle?

Across the country, meals served to patients get an update.

Hundreds of alarms compete for a clinician’s attention. Can less noise mean better care?

Top Stories

In 1922 the Berlin woman became the first to undergo gender-affirming surgery.

Once regarded as a purely mental condition, functional neurological disorder emerges from the shadows.

A novel coronavirus would come to affect every ward, clinician, researcher and patient at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Selected Reads

For decades, a tiny encampment of researchers has held that statin treatment is a hoax. In a time when contrarian views roar to life on social media, how can medicine keep minority opinions from doing irreparable harm?

Two years in deep space will subject the body to unprecedented stresses. Scientists are probing the secrets to survival.

A freak explosion tore through the quiet Nova Scotian city, prompting one of the most dramatic medical responses in history.