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Insight Into Sleep’s Role in Schizophrenia Offers Potential Treatment Path

A sleep abnormality likely plays an important role in schizophrenia, according to sleep experts at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). In a review of the growing body of evidence linking a reduction in sleep spindle activity to...
17-Oct-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Seinfeld, e-Patient Dave and Your Medical Records: What a Difference 20 Years Makes

OpenNotes and health advocate e-Patient Dave team up to remind us just how much has changed in the 20 years since Seinfeld's Elaine tried so desperately to find out what was in her medical record.
17-Oct-2016 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Finds Knowingly Taking Placebo Pills Eases Pain


This is the first study to demonstrate beneficial placebo effect for lower back pain sufferers who knew they were taking 'fake pills.' Patients who knowingly took placebos reported 30 percent less pain and 29 percent reduction in disability compared...
14-Oct-2016 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Insight Into Course and Transmission of Zika Infection

Though first documented 70 years ago, the Zika virus was poorly understood when it burst onto the scene in the Americas in 2015. In one of the first and largest studies of its kind, a research team lead by virologists at Beth Israel Deaconess...
6-Oct-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Primary Care Practice Transformation With OpenNotes

At OpenNotes we spend a lot of time talking about how note sharing can help patients, but this week we’re honoring National Health Information Technology week by bringing some attention to the positive impact OpenNotes can have on doctors, nurses...
26-Sep-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Imaging the Effects of Hunger on the Brain’s Response to Food Cues

Our brain pays more attention to food when we are hungry than when we are sated. Now a team of scientists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) has shed light on how the needs of the body affect the way the brain processes visual food...
14-Sep-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

OpenNotes Introduces Advisory Board

OpenNotes is pleased to announce that ten extraordinary advocates for health care quality and improvement are the founding members of the OpenNotes Advisory Board.
12-Sep-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Reveals Weight Loss Drug’s Effect on the Brain

A weight-loss drug dampened the response to food cues in regions of the brain associated with attention and emotion, leading to decreases in caloric intake, weight and body mass index (BMI), a team led by scientists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical...
12-Sep-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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