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What Patients Value About Access to Their Visit Notes

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New findings from researchers at OpenNotes and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center shed light on what patients value about having access to their visit notes and being invited to participate more actively in the safety of their care.
18-Jul-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Way to Enlarge Tissues Gives Pathologists a Closer Look at Cells

Investigators from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed and tested an innovative, reliable means of analyzing pre-cancerous breast lesions diagnosing certain kidney diseases and using only...
16-Jul-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Analysis of Hospital Readmissions of All Ages, Insurance Types Identifies High Risk Groups

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First-of-its-kind study looks beyond Medicare readmission rates to determine causes of short-term readmissions of patients across the spectrum of age and insurance types. While Medicare patients account for more than half of all readmissions,...
10-Jul-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study: Exposure to Light Causes Emotional and Physical Responses in Migraine Sufferers

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This research found that light makes migraine headaches more painful and induces negative emotions and unpleasant physical sensations. Laboratory studies identify previously unknown connections between nerve cells in the eye and neurons in the brain...
26-Jun-2017 12:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Anti-Epilepsy Drug Restores Normal Brain Activity in Mild Alzheimer’s Disease

In a recent feasibility study, BIDMC tested an anti-epileptic drug for its potential impact on the brain activity of patients with mild Alzheimer’s disease. The team documented changes in patients’ EEGs that suggest the drug could have a...
23-Jun-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Scientists Reveal a Key Link Between Brain Circuits Governing Hunger and Cravings

By developing a new approach to imaging and manipulating particular groups of neurons in the mouse brain, scientists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) have identified a pathway by which neurons governing feelings of hunger influence...
12-Jun-2017 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Promising New Treatment Option for Chronic Plaque Psoriasis

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The study tested the efficacy of tildrakizumab, an antibody that targets only a very specific immune system pathway. More than 60 percent of all patients who received the active medication showed improvement, compared to less than 10 percent of...
6-Jun-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Eating Chocolate May Decrease Risk of Irregular Heartbeat, Study Shows

Chocolate consumption, particularly of dark chocolate, has been linked to improvements in various indicators of heart health. This study examined the possible association between chocolate intake and a lower rate of being diagnosed with atrial...
19-May-2017 2:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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