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Happiness exercises boost moods of those recovering from addiction says MGH study

Short writing exercises reliving happy moments boosted the moods of adults recovering from addiction in a study conducted by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital’s (MGH) Recovery Research Institute. “Recovery is hard,” said lead author Bettina B. Hoeppner, senior research scientist at the institute and an associate professor of psychology at Harvard Medical School. “For the… Read More »

Must-Reads Of The Week From Brianna Labuskes

The Friday Breeze Newsletter editor Brianna Labuskes, who reads everything on health care to compile our daily Morning Briefing, offers the best and most provocative stories for the weekend. Happy Friday, aka Day 28 of the government shutdown. We all might be getting a little shutdown-news fatigue, but this piece about the spouses of furloughed… Read More »

Washington man, 49, willingly receives a heart from a hepatitis C-infected donor

Washington man, 49, willingly receives a heart from a hepatitis C-infected donor Kerry Hayes, 49, from Anacortes, Washington, was born with a heart murmur due to a defect in his aortic valve He underwent four open-heart surgeries and was implanted with an artificial heart in early 2017 In July 2018, he underwent a heart transplant knowingly… Read More »