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2017 | 2016

7/21/17

Cantu Concussion Center staff promote education to neutralize fear

Concussion awareness has never been higher. However, the staff at Emerson’s Dr. Robert C. Cantu Concussion Center know that knowledge is the best way to counter the fear of concussion that affects student and professional athletes, as well as parents and coaches. Read More

7/20/17

Emerson cardiologists discuss advances in cardiovascular medicine

Heart disease is the most common cause of death in the U.S. Four Emerson cardiologists recently gathered to discuss the increasing emphasis on controlling cardiac risk factors, prevention efforts and effective treatment options for coronary artery disease and heart attacks.  Read More

6/27/17

The doctor is in: Paul Re, MD, on shoulder surgery

Paul Re, MD, an orthopedic surgeon with Orthopedic Affiliates, Inc., talks about his specialty — the shoulder — and why he decided to write a book on it. Read More

6/16/17

A new life after successful weight loss surgery

Those who have bariatric surgery know the timing needs to be right. Then it’s a matter of finding a program and a surgeon that provide the necessary support and expertise, making a commitment and setting reasonable goals.  Read More

6/8/17

Emerson’s Clough Birthing Center offers a range of options for natural pain relief

Emerson's Clough Birthing Center provides women with several options for relieving pain during childbirth, including a number of choices for women who would like a more natural approach to pain relief. Read More

5/30/17

The right treatment for back pain

Henry Nields, MD, was understandably alarmed when he experienced intense back pain last spring. As chief medical examiner for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Dr. Nields is on his feet, often bending over an autopsy table, for hours at a time. So he turned to Emerson for a diagnosis and treatment.  Read More

5/16/17

After a hospital stay, a transition to stop smoking

An Ayer resident has benefited from an Emerson program to reduce readmissions. By working with a care transitions social worker, pharmacist, and her pulmonologist, she found ways to quit smoking and improve her health. Read More

4/27/17

How Botox helped treat migraine headaches

Migraine headaches can make it nearly impossible to have a normal life. Emily Jacobs did her best, but when her migraines became increasingly severe and frequent, she sought help from an Emerson neurologist who has treated many patients with Botox injections.  Read More

4/24/17

Cancer Center reaches a milestone and evolves

During an era characterized by increasingly precise cancer treatment, including new approaches to radiation oncology and the arrival of targeted therapies and immunotherapy, the Mass General Cancer Center at Emerson Hospital – Bethke has grown in size and sophistication. Read More

4/3/17

Get to Know: Brian Zinsmeister, DPM

Brian Zinsmeister, DPM, is a podiatrist who practices in Lexington and has been on the Emerson medical staff for more than 25 years. He talks about the misconceptions of practicing podiatry, the most common diagnosis he sees, and more.  Read More

3/24/17

Nutrition Tips from Emerson Hospital’s Center for Weight Loss

Maintaining a regular routine of healthful eating is not easy. Whether you're searching for convenience while on the go or indulging during a holiday, life has a way of disrupting our habits. Sarah Churchill, a registered dietitian with the Emerson Hospital Center for Weight Loss, offers these tips to help you maintain a healthy weight. Read More

3/21/17

A healthy heart rhythm: Living well with atrial fibrillation

After suffering heart palpitations for several years, Barbara Hamerstrom eventually ended up in Emerson Hospital's emergency department. She soon received a pacemaker from Dr. Kay Lee Kim to treat atrial fibrillation, and now she has more energy and a nice, steady heartbeat. Read More

3/6/17

Urgent care or the Emergency department: Where to go when you need immediate medical care

Wondering what the differences are between an urgent care center and a hospital's emergency department? Dr. Joseph Palomba, medical director of Emerson Urgent Care in Hudson, answers that question and reveals what you can expect when you visit an urgent care center. Read More

3/1/17

The doctor is in: Advances in bladder cancer treatment and prevention

Jason Gee, MD, a urologist with Emerson Urology Associates, tackles the subject of bladder cancer, including who is at risk, new methods of treatment, and possible prevention strategies on the horizon. Read More

2/24/17

Concussion recovery tips from a remarkable teen and her physical therapist

During her recovery following a third concussion, Lily Winton, a high school student from Newton, learned some valuable tips on alleviating post-concussion syndrome and how to approach the challenges one faces when living with concussion symptoms. Read More

2/21/17

Get to know: Sarah Taylor, MD

Dr. Sarah Taylor, a primary care physician with Westford Internal Medicine, discusses why she considers herself a teacher, what she expects from her patients, and how her involvement in the Massachusetts Medical Society helps her broaden he understanding of health care. Read More

2/16/17

Surgical specialties combine expertise with new technology

The number of surgical specialties offered at Emerson continues to grow. Here are four examples of how our patients continue to benefit from the available combination of advanced technology and the expertise of our physicians. Read More

2/6/17

Keeping your child safe from winter injuries

It is the season for skiing, skating, snowboarding and sledding. Despite how active kids are outdoors, serious injuries are relatively rare, says John Cahoy, MD, PhD, a pediatric orthopedic surgeon at Emerson Hospital. He offers a few suggestions for keeping kids safe while they are having fun. Read More

1/19/17

Get to know: Emily Strehle, DO

Delivering babies is the highlight of her job, says Emily Strehle, DO, an obstetrician-gynecologist with AFA Obstetrics and Gynecology, but there is a lot more to her practice. In this Q&A, Dr. Strehle touches on delivering personalized care to adolescents, pregnant women, and those going through menopause. Read More

1/10/17

The doctor is in: Caring for individuals addicted to opioid medications

Gert Walter, MD, an emergency medicine physician at Emerson, addresses the increase in patients seeking help at the hospital who are addicted to opioids, as well as the steps the hospital, the state, and our community are taking to stem the opioid epidemic.  Read More

1/9/17

Pediatric surgery in the right place, at the right time

A trip to the emergency room can be a stressful time for anyone, let alone a parent with a young patient. Read how Emerson physicians and staff collaborate to help ease a child’s pain, diagnosis and treat the problem, and get the patient on the way to recovery. Read More