Since its founding in 1811, MGH has both faced pandemics and learned from them.

Religious fasts offer opportunities for reflection, penitence and good data about human dietary needs.

The human costs of amputation are sky high. A wave of innovation is working to keep patients intact.

As the role of the pharmacist changes, one program explores how it can help people with heart disease and other conditions.

Experts comment on the need for more research funding and better diabetes technology.

Automated systems could soon take the guesswork out of managing diabetes. But will patients trust them with their lives?

Poor diet makes some health conditions much worse. For Rita Nguyen, that’s an invitation for hospitals to step into the kitchen.

An ambitious data project may help doctors predict when a patient’s diabetes will take a turn for the worse.

A living bandage offers a revolutionary new way to manage diabetes.

As a cure for the disease, bariatric surgery is poorly understood. But it’s so effective that it’s now being done on patients who aren’t even obese.

When the powerhouses of cells—mitochondria—black out, a host of diseases ensue. The trick is to get them humming again.

The link between obesity and diabetes is well established. But it’s not the only reason for the skyrocketing incidence of the disease.

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