April 8, 2014

Yet Another Reason to Freeze

Just as our bodies have begun to thaw out, and the thought of removing our mittens to send texts while waiting for the T no longer seems like cruel and unusual punishment, our friends at Ben and Jerry’s have taken it upon themselves to make sure the reminder of winter lingers a little longer. Today, April 8, from noon-8 p.m. Ben & Jerry’s will host their annual #FreeConeDay to celebrate their 35th anniversary. The tasty tradition originally started in Burlington, VT in 1979 and has since grown to be a nationwide celebration. So whether you are dipping out of work or are in need of a break...
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November 4, 2013

Alum Helps Red Sox Win

One of the reasons why the Boston Red Sox won the 2013 World Series is due to the work of a man who never put on a uniform or faced a big league pitcher. Dan Dyrek, PT, DPT, a 2003 Doctor of Physical Therapy alumnus of MGH Institute of Health Professions, became Coordinator of Sports Medicine for the 2013 season after being a consultant the prior year. His mission: to work on keeping the players on the field and off the disabled list. Rob Bradford of recently wrote a story on Dr. Dyrek’s special relationship with designated hitter David Ortiz, who calls him a “genius” and credits him...
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September 16, 2013

The Vital Role of Health Professionals in a Crisis

On a beautiful sunny day in April, countless lives were touched and, for some, irretrievably altered by the horrific and senseless bombings that marked an abrupt and gruesome ending to this year’s Boston Marathon , and shook the foundations of our community. Many have already written about and commented poignantly and eloquently on the unimaginable destruction, grievous deaths and injuries, heroic bystanders and first responders, and the surreal days that followed. Atul Gawande, a surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital , posted a notable blog for The New Yorker two days after the bombings,...
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