Browsing: Winter 2019

Music as Medicine

After private mini-concerts, hospice patients report less pain and anxiety and request fewer opioids. You’d expect to hear the high,…

Alumni Cohen Starczak
Gut Check

Diet is an important component of patient care across a multitude of conditions, from diabetes to heart failure, and it…

Hospitals Illustration: Chris Gash
Birds of Prey

Doctor and patient connect over a shared passion. On a sun-drenched evening last summer, I admitted an elderly woman with…

Faculty Richard W. Besdine, MD. Photographed by Kathleen Dooher
For the Ages

A one-time interim dean dedicated his career to improving how we care for older people. You could say he’s been…

Alumni Just out of residency, Sarah Wakeman launched Mass General Hospital's Substance Use Disorder Initiative. Photography by John Soares
Vocal Advocate

Sarah Wakeman ’05 MD’09, an addiction medicine specialist at Massachusetts General Hospital, is describing one of her patients. He was…

Close Call

A surgeon becomes the patient. The bedside manner of surgeons is stereotypically cut and dry, but a near-death experience—his own—gave…

Faculty Illustration by Infomen
Priming the Pump

An NIH-funded collaboration is kick-starting research on the No. 1 killer of humans Across the city of Providence, an unlikely…

Right At Home

A new center focused on inflammatory bowel disease brings high-quality care to Rhode Islanders. Melissa Cote started feeling sick a…

Vitals Illustration: Courtesy of Visible Body
Body Double

A cadaver’s spine crippled by severe scoliosis may be a sight only an aspiring doctor could love. And it enthralled…

Slow Burn

Electronic health records are stressing doctors out. In a survey of Rhode Island physicians, more than a third who practice…