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Catherine M. DesRoches, DrPH, Joins OpenNotes as Executive Director

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Prominent health policy and public health researcher, Catherine M. DesRoches, DrPH, is joining the growing OpenNotes team and the Harvard Medical School faculty. As Executive Director, DesRoches will lead the OpenNotes movement toward national...
22-Jun-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

AMDIS and OpenNotes Announce Partnership to Empower Patients

The Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems (AMDIS) and OpenNotes have announced a partnership to advance transparency in health care and enhance patient and clinician communication by inviting patients to read and engage with the...
21-Jun-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Experts Take Strong Stance on Testosterone Deficiency and Treatment

In an effort to address widespread concerns related to testosterone deficiency (TD) and its treatment with testosterone therapy, a group of international experts has developed a set of resolutions and conclusions to provide clarity for physicians...
21-Jun-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Top HIV Scientists Awarded $42 Million in National Institutes of Health Funding to Improve Efficacy of HIV Vaccine Platforms

With $42 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health, scientists from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) will lead a five-year research initiative to advance efforts to cure and...
20-Jun-2016 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Artificial Intelligence Achieves Near-Human Performance in Diagnosing Breast Cancer

Pathologists have been largely diagnosing disease the same way for the past 100 years, by manually reviewing images under a microscope. But new work suggests that computers can help doctors improve accuracy and significantly change the way cancer...
16-Jun-2016 12:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Videoconferencing Between Hospital Clinicians and Nursing Home Staff Lowers Use of Physical Restraint, Antipsychotics in Patients with Dementia

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Nursing homes care for increasing numbers of people with dementia, yet many lack access to geriatric psychiatrists, behavioral neurologists and other specialists who can help manage dementia care. Consequently, nursing home staff may resort to...
6-Jun-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Exposure to Narrow Band of Green Light Improves Migraine Symptoms

Light sensitivity, or photophobia, is a frequent symptom of migraine headaches, which affect nearly 15 percent of the world’s population. A new study, led by researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and published today in Brain,...
13-May-2016 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

BIDMC Researchers Identify Enzyme That Contributes to Development of Lupus

Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) have identified an enzyme that is significantly elevated in mouse models of systemic lupus erythematosus and in blood samples of patients with lupus. Published online today in The Journal...
13-May-2016 3:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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