Educational Resources

Patient education is an integral part of our mission, helping to engage and empower patients to improve their health. 

We offer patient education videos and health classes and wellness programs on a broad range of topics. We also have established special programs for needs such as asthma management.

We believe it is our responsibility not only to treat illness but also to keep people as healthy as possible.

Patient education videos

Mass General Brigham works with providers (like doctors and nurses, among others) to create videos designed to educate patients and their families.

These videos are for patients and their friends and families. These videos are not a substitute for your care team. If you have a specific question related to your own behavioral health needs, please contact your care team.

Featured Video

Back Pain: Causes, Diagnosis, Tips, and Staying Healthy

Why is back pain so common? What are the causes of back pain? How do you diagnose back pain? Zacharia Isaac, M.D., Chief, Spine Care, Pain Management, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, offers tips for anyone experiencing back pain.

For answers to more common questions, please subscribe and visit us on YouTube.

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Health Topics

Health classes and programs

Our hospitals provide health classes and programs in Boston and the surrounding area. Many of our hospitals list events and programs taking place by date, topic, and location.

Brigham and Women's Hospital

  • Childbirth
  • Weight loss surgery

Massachusetts General Hospital

  • Childbirth
  • Newborn care (breastfeeding, infant massage, infant CPR)

Newton-Wellesley Hospital

  • Childbirth (hypnobirthing, planned cesarean, etc.)
  • Safety (CPR, babysitting, etc.)
  • Wellness (pilates, yoga, etc.)

Salem Hospital

  • Childbirth
  • Wellness (mediation, acupuncture, etc.)
  • Screenings
  • Support groups 

Wentworth-Douglass Hospital

  • Diabetes management
  • Hip and knee replacement
  • Parenting
  • Safety (CPR/AED training, babysitting)
  • Weight loss surgery

Asthma Center

The Asthma Center provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary care for adults and children with asthma and asthma-related diseases.

It is a collaboration among allergists and pulmonologists at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Mass General Hospital, Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley hospitals, and Salem Hospital.

Physicians, respiratory therapists, nurse educators, and pulmonary function technicians can provide special services for patients with difficult-to-control asthma. 

For an appointment, call 1-800-972-7863.

Visit the Asthma Center website 

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis Center

The Multiple Sclerosis Center, located at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, is a leading institution in the area of multiple sclerosis, providing comprehensive patient care, innovative technology, and ongoing clinical research trials.

Visit the Multiple Sclerosis website

Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Center

The Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Center at Mass General for Children is dedicated to the care of children and adolescents with Multiple Sclerosis and related demyelinating disorders.

Visit the Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis website

Sports Medicine

Mass General Brigham Sports Medicine is the #1 sports medicine program in New England. Our specialists are world-class, nationally recognized leaders in treating the full spectrum of sports-related injuries and orthopaedic conditions, from common sports injuries to the most complex. Our team is known for excellence in care for high school, collegiate, professional, and recreational athletes. Find patient information about prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation.

Visit our Sports Medicine website


If you or someone you know has recently experienced a stroke, we hope you will find the education materials on this site to be helpful during the journey of stroke recovery. The Mass General Brigham Stroke Quality Leaders created these booklets for you to help during your hospitalization or after returning home. Knowledge and understanding are an important part of participating in care and improving the chances of good recovery after a stroke.

Download "Understanding Stroke: A Guide to Your Care in the Hospital and Beyond" - Full

Download "Understanding Stroke: A Guide to Your Care in the Hospital and Beyond" - Short Version

Understanding Stroke

What causes a stroke? What are the risk factors for stroke? How does a stroke affect the brain? Natalia S. Rost, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.N., F.A.H.A., Chief of the Stroke Division at Massachusetts General Hospital and Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School, discusses how strokes affect the brain and ways people can help prevent strokes.