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Boston Globe: Being mindful of the moment can help reduce work stress, says UMMS expert

Boston Globe: Being mindful of the moment can help reduce work stress, says UMMS expert

Taking a moment to breathe deeply and experience the here and now can help reduce stress at work, according to UMass Medical School mindfulness expert Saki Santorelli.

Telegram: UMMS faculty on Ebola front line focusing on re-opening Liberian hospitals

Telegram: UMMS faculty on Ebola front line focusing on re-opening Liberian hospitals

UMass Medical School is leading an initiative to rebuild the health care system in Liberia, funded by a $7.5 million grant from Paul G. Allen Family Foundation’s #TackleEbola campaign, according to a Jan. 23 article in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette.

Living longer, not healthier

Living longer, not healthier

Long-lived mutant C. elegans spend a greater portion of their life in a frail state and exhibit less activity as they age then typical nematodes according to a new study by UMMS researchers. These findings suggest genes that increase longevity may not significantly increase healthy lifespan and point to the need to measure health as part of aging studies going forward.

Emergency Department a good place to help people who want to quit smoking

Emergency Department a good place to help people who want to quit smoking

People don’t go to hospital emergency departments to stop smoking. But a new study from UMMS shows the emergency room can be an opportune setting to reach smokers and connect them with resources to quit.

Study: No link between opioids prescribed in ER and patient satisfaction scores

Study: No link between opioids prescribed in ER and patient satisfaction scores

A new study co-authored by investigators at UMass Medical School found no correlation between opioids administered in the emergency room and Press Ganey ED patient satisfaction scores, one of the most commonly used metrics for measuring patient satisfaction.

Pediatrician on need for vaccinations: ‘I go home at night and worry about children who are not protected’

Pediatrician on need for vaccinations: ‘I go home at night and worry about children who are not protected’

As a measles outbreak linked to Disneyland continues spreading, a new study in Pediatrics has identified clusters of California communities where high percentages of children are under-immunized. In this Pediatrics Corner video, Richard Moriarty, MD, explains why childhood vaccinations are essential.

UMMS students partner in service with community organizations

UMMS students partner in service with community organizations

The annual tradition of engaging in service on Martin Luther King Jr. Day takes on special significance this year for 17 students from all three schools at UMMS as they receive support to launch programs that will allow them to build semester-long community connections through service. Five projects have been selected for Martin Luther King Jr. Semester of Service Student Awards.

Laughter and science mix during taping of WBUR’s ‘You’re the Expert’ with Nobel Laureate Craig Mello

Laughter and science mix during taping of WBUR’s ‘You’re the Expert’ with Nobel Laureate Craig Mello

Craig Mello, PhD, and three comedians shared laughs and traded information about RNAi and worm sperm during the taping of WBUR’s “You’re the Expert” Thursday night at the EcoTarium in Worcester.

‘Silver Alert’ registry aids police in search for missing elders with dementia

‘Silver Alert’ registry aids police in search for missing elders with dementia

UMass Medical School helped launch the Silver Alert Community Response Program, a Massachusetts initiative that provides police with key information they need to be able to quickly locate a missing senior citizen with dementia.

Annual Martin Luther King tribute at UMMS to spotlight legacy of service

Annual Martin Luther King tribute at UMMS to spotlight legacy of service

The 27th annual UMass Medical School tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. will take place on Monday, Jan. 26, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Albert Sherman Center Auditorium.

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