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Sep 16, 2016

Nursing Quality Improvement Ideas

Nursing is a unique, identifiable and autonomous profession with the right, duty, responsibility, and expertise to determine the scope and standards of nursing practice. Providing high-quality care to patients is a priority for professional nursing...

Aug 26, 2016

McLean Tunnels Will Soon Become an Art Gallery

The McLean Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC) recently asked the McLean community for help in enhancing the look and feel of the hospital’s tunnel system. The response was overwhelmingly positive. Sixty-four artists, including current...

Aug 26, 2016

Technology: Modern Help for the Aging Mind

Digital technology isn’t just a domain for younger generations. It also has amazing potential for activating the mind and improving the quality of life in older adults.

Aug 2, 2016

Living a Healthy Life Without Alcohol

By 5pm, Kathy Stafford’s busy day with the kids was winding down and she would reach for a glass of wine. But as time went on, one glass in the early evening wasn’t enough. “I found myself wanting and having a glass of wine well...

Aug 2, 2016

Tapering Off Addictive Therapies

Recent studies show more American adults are filling prescriptions for benzodiazepines and are receiving increasing quantities of medication throughout their course of treatment. At the same time, 31 percent of the nearly 23,000 prescription...

Aug 2, 2016

The Marijuana Debate: A Conversation with Staci Gruber, PhD

For more than 20 years, Staci Gruber, PhD, director of McLean Hospital’s Cognitive and Clinical Neuroimaging Core and associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, has dedicated her work to uncovering the mysteries of marijuana...

Aug 1, 2016

McLean Addictions Conference Draws International Crowd

More than 400 clinicians from around the world converged on Cambridge, Massachusetts in early May for the McLean Hospital Addictions 2016 conference. Those in attendance included addiction specialists, mental health professionals, and practitioners...

Jul 21, 2016

Why Do Teens Cut and What Can Parents Do To Help?

Approximately 14 to 18 percent of high school students and between 12 to 35 percent of college students in the United States engage in some form of self-injurious behavior at least once. The age of onset often occurs in early adolescence, between...

Jul 14, 2016

Our Facebook Page: More Than 32,000 Likes and Counting

Earlier this summer, McLean’s Facebook page hit 30,000 likes—a significant accomplishment for a specialty hospital, in comparison with many of Boston’s major hospitals which have about the same number of followers, according to...

Jun 28, 2016

Yasmin Mashhoon Nominated for 2016 Barbara J. McNeil Faculty Award

Yasmin Mashhoon, PhD, a neuroscientist at McLean’s Behavioral Psychopharmacology Research Laboratory and assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School (HMS), was recently nominated for the 2016 Barbara J. McNeil Faculty Award for...

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