Essential Reads: SBIRT for Women with Alcohol and Drug Use During Pregnancy

Critical to the wellbeing of pregnant women and their infants is universal screening for drug and alcohol use. This is an essential first step in identifying women with harmful substance use and connecting them with appropriate services.  Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment or SBIRT has been shown to be a quick and effective… Read More »

MGH researchers studying early onset celiac disease

A collaborative group of researchers has identified substantial microbial changes in the intestines of at-risk infants before disease onset in a new, long-term, prospective approach to the development of celiac disease. Using advanced genomic sequencing techniques, MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) researchers, along with colleagues from institutions in Italy and the University of Maryland, College… Read More »

The dentists’ guide to the best products for keeping your teeth in mint condition

With the sun shining, lockdown restrictions gradually easing and more opportunities to see friends and family, there’s plenty to smile about, so you’ll want to make sure your teeth are ready to be shown off. Dentists have remained open throughout the pandemic, and while it’s essential to get your teeth professionally cleaned regularly, it’s also important… Read More »

What this physician learned from medicine in developing countries [PODCAST]

“On a recent call with a small health organization in rural Uganda, I asked the director about the C-section rate in the community. In some private maternity centers, this procedure is performed far more often than one might expect. I’ve learned that while this practice may be financially motivated, the extra fees also pay for… Read More »