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Research Reveals Potential Target for Alcohol Liver Disease

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BOSTON - Drinking too much alcohol can damage the liver, but investigators have discovered a protective response in the organ that might be targeted to help treat alcoholic liver disease. The team - led by researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess...
21-Aug-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

In a Nutshell: Walnuts Activate Brain Region Involved in Appetite Control

Packed with nutrients linked to better health, walnuts are also thought to discourage overeating by promoting feelings of fullness. Now, in a new brain imaging study, researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) have demonstrated that...
15-Aug-2017 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Finds Stark Increase in Opioid-Related Admissions, Deaths in Nation’s ICUs

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Since 2009, hospital intensive care units have witnessed a stark increase in opioid-related admissions and deaths, according to new study led by researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's (BIDMC) Center for Healthcare Delivery Science....
11-Aug-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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

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