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Special Report Documents Zika Virus’ Impact on the Fetal Brain

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BOSTON – In a special report released August 23 in the journal Radiology, a team of researchers including Deborah Levine, MD, Director of Obstetric & Gynecologic ultrasound at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and professor of radiology...
25-Aug-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

After a Fracture, It’s Time to Rethink Medications

By discouraging the use of medications that can cause dizziness or loss of balance and prescribing medications known to prevent bone loss, clinicians can help patients lower their risk of falls and fractures.
22-Aug-2016 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Vaccine Candidates Protect Primates Against Zika Virus

A month after announcing that two promising vaccine candidates provided mice with complete protection against the Zika virus, a research team at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), in collaboration with scientists at Walter Reed Army...
3-Aug-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Inhibit Tumor Growth in New Subtype of Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer deaths, accounting for about a third of all tumor-related deaths. Adenocarcinomas, a non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), account for about 40 percent of cancer diagnoses, but few treatments are...
3-Aug-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

OpenNotes Reaches 10 Million

The OpenNotes movement is excited to share a milestone – 10 million Americans can now read their medical notes securely online.
3-Aug-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

One of the Most Common Viruses in Humans May Promote Breast Cancer Development

New research reveals that infection with the Epstein–Barr virus (EBV) may put some women at increased risk for developing breast cancer. The findings, published online in the July issue of the journal EBioMedicine, may have important implications...
1-Aug-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Excluding High-Risk Cardiac Patients From Public Reporting Linked to Improved Outcomes

A number of states – including Massachusetts and New York – mandate public reporting of mortality outcomes following certain cardiac procedures. While such reporting was originally intended to increase transparency and improve quality of care, a...
25-Jul-2016 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Children Affected by Parental Substance Use

Children whose caregivers misuse alcohol or use, produce or distribute drugs face an increased risk of medical and behavioral problems. According to a new clinical report by experts at Beth Israel Medical Center (BIDMC) and Boston Children’s...
15-Jul-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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