Growing cyberattacks on hospitals may soon hit bottom lines, patient care: Fitch

Dive Brief: U.S. hospitals and healthcare systems have been under such relentless cyberattacks in recent months that it is beginning to be a threat to their bottom lines, according to a new report from Fitch Ratings. Fitch says the issue has become increasingly serious over the past 18 months, citing data from the firm Bitglass… Read More »

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 »