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Released: 9-Sep-2020 10:15 AM EDT
How Laughter Can Help Your Heart
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Stress is a well-known risk factor for heart disease. But the opposite of stress — laughter and lightheartedness — may actually help protect your heart. BIDMC experts weigh in.

Released: 10-Aug-2020 9:30 AM EDT
Heat-related Injuries and How to Stay Cool
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Before lathering on the sunscreen and heading outdoors, it's important to know the signs of heat-related injuries and how to stay cool when the temperatures soar.

Released: 28-Jul-2020 11:50 AM EDT
Dealing with Crohn's Disease During Pregnancy
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"Because it affects them in their childbearing years, women need to know when it is safe to get pregnant," says Dr. Jacqueline Wolf, a national expert on IBD and pregnancy and a physician in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, shares her expertise on Crohn's disease and pregnancy.

Released: 28-Jul-2020 11:40 AM EDT
Screening for Hepatitis C: Not Just for Baby Boomers
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While screening guidelines for hepatitis C previously targeted baby boomers, experts say more universal testing guidelines should be followed for early detection and better outcomes.

Released: 28-Apr-2020 10:10 AM EDT
Heart-Healthy Cooking with Pantry Items
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BIDMC dietitian Elisabeth Moore, RD, shares tips for grocery shopping and suggests heart-healthy pantry items to stock up on during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Released: 28-Apr-2020 10:10 AM EDT
Cabin Fever? BIDMC Podiatrist Offers Tips for Safe Outdoor Running
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BIDMC's Chief of Podiatric Surgery John Giurini, DPM, shares some insight on avoiding common injuries and knowing when it's time to see a podiatrist.

Released: 28-Apr-2020 10:05 AM EDT
How to Avoid Stress Eating
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Elisabeth Moore, RD, a dietitian at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, offers advice to help us make healthy snack choices during these trying times.

Released: 28-Apr-2020 10:05 AM EDT
COVID-19 and Pregnancy
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BIDMC’s Blair Wylie, MD, MPH, Director of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, and Chloe Zera, MD, MPH, Director of Obstetric Population Health, provide some information and advice for expecting parents.

Released: 28-Apr-2020 10:05 AM EDT
When Is It Okay to Go to Urgent Care?
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Barbara A. Masser, MD, Medical Director at BIDMC urgent care centers in Chelsea and Chestnut Hill, offers advice to help you make the right decision when your care can't wait.

Released: 4-Mar-2020 1:20 PM EST
Expert available: MCAT & its use in medical school admissions
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Rich Schwartzstein, MD, Director of the Carl J. Shapiro Institute for Education and Research at BIDMC, available for interview to discuss his perspective on the MCAT and its use in medical school admissions.

Released: 11-Feb-2020 12:10 PM EST
BIDMC Marks International Day of Women and Girls in Science
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February 11 is International Day of Women and Girls in Science, designated by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and UN-Women to promote the critical role women and girls play in science and technology communities. BIDMC has a long history of women researchers in medicine and science. Below is a brief list of only a few of our distinguished women leaders.

Released: 3-Feb-2020 4:50 PM EST
Panic Attack vs. Heart Attack: How to Tell the Difference
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Patricia Tung, MD, a cardiologist at BIDMC, outlines the key differences between a panic attack and a heart attack.

Released: 6-Jan-2020 12:00 PM EST
A New Non-surgical Option Helps You Lose Weight and Keep It Off
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Jonah Cohen, MD, a gastroenterologist and Director of the Center for Bariatric Endoscopy at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, discusses a new non-surgical option that helped one of his patients, Laurie, lose and keep her weight off.

Released: 6-Jan-2020 12:00 PM EST
Weight Loss Procedures: Comparing Surgical and Non-surgical Options
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Daniel Jones, MD, Chief of Minimally Invasive Surgical Services and Director of the Bariatric Program at BIDMC, and Jonah Cohen, MD, Director of the Center for Bariatric Endoscopy at BIDMC, compare different surgical and non-surgical weight loss procedures.

Released: 6-Jan-2020 12:00 PM EST
Derron’s Weight Loss Journey: How Surgery Changed His Life
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Derron Golden once weighed 360 pounds. As a result, he suffered from severe obstructive sleep apnea, high cholesterol, back pain, shortness of breath upon exertion and type 2 diabetes. After having weight loss surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in January 2018, he lost 150 pounds.

Released: 12-Dec-2019 1:50 PM EST
Managing the Holidays with a Long-Term Illness
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Leora Lowenthal, LICSW-OSW-C, manager of the oncology social work program at BIDMC, and Hester Hill Schnipper, LICSW, OSW-C, provide advice on rethinking holiday traditions and celebrations to capture more peace in the face of a long-term illness.

Released: 4-Dec-2019 2:20 PM EST
Vaping and Your Health: Here’s What You Need to Know
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BIDMC pulmonologist Sean Levy, MD, shares what you need to know about vaping.

Released: 27-Nov-2019 9:35 AM EST
Sensible Eating in the New Year: Tips from a Dietitian
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Monica Garvey, RD, LDN, CNSC, a clinical dietitian at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center shares tips for sensible eating in the new year.

Released: 27-Nov-2019 9:00 AM EST
Tips for Running Outside this Winter
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Julie Ruane, a nurse practitioner in the Division of Sports Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), shares tips for running outside in the winter.

Released: 5-Nov-2019 10:05 AM EST
Diabetes Awareness Month: Diabetes and Your Feet
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In light of Diabetes Awareness Month, John Giurini, DPM, Chief of Podiatric Surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), discusses how diabetes can cause problems with your feet.

Released: 5-Nov-2019 10:05 AM EST
Trying to Quit Smoking? Experts Provide Helpful Hints
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Experts at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center share tips for quitting smoking

Released: 15-Oct-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Do I Need to Be Tested for the Flu?
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Barbara Masser, MD, Medical Director of Ambulatory Emergency Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, shares some insight on whether or not you may need a flu test.

Released: 9-Oct-2019 3:05 PM EDT
Who Is Rescuing Whom? Dog Ownership and Cardiovascular Health
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Dhruv S. Kazi, MD, MSc, MS, Associate Director of the Smith Center for Outcomes Research at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, writes an accompanying editorial about two new reports showing an association of dog ownership with a better outcome after a major cardiovascular event.

Released: 3-Oct-2019 11:05 AM EDT
How Breast Cancer Can Affect Body Image in Young Women
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Ted James, MD, Chief of Breast Surgery and Co-Director of the BreastCare Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, discusses the unique challenges women in their 20s and 30s face when diagnosed with breast cancer.

Released: 3-Oct-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Unique Issues for Young Women with Breast Cancer
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Monica Valero, MD, a breast surgical oncologist at the BreastCare Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, discusses how breast cancer may impact women in their 20s and 30s.

Released: 3-Oct-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Five Things Women Under 40 Should Know About Breast Cancer
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Nadine Tung, MD, head of breast medical oncology and cancer genetics at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, shares 5 things women under 40 should know about breast cancer

Released: 23-Sep-2019 9:35 AM EDT
Vaping and Your Health: Here’s What You Need to Know
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Jennifer Wilson, MD. a thoracic surgeon at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, discusses vaping and your health

Released: 22-Aug-2019 2:05 PM EDT
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Expert Sources Available for Prostate Health Month
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With National Prostate Health Month quickly approaching in September, the Prostate Cancer Program at the Cancer Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has several expert sources that may be helpful for stories you are working on now or in the future.

Released: 6-Aug-2019 10:20 AM EDT
Diabetes and Your Feet
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John Giurini, DPM, Chief of Podiatric Surgery at BIDMC, discusses how diabetes can cause problems with your feet.

Released: 6-Aug-2019 10:15 AM EDT
Tips for Keeping Your Feet Healthy
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BIDMC podiatric surgeon Thanh Dinh, DPM, shares five simple tips for keeping your feet feeling their best.

Released: 19-Jul-2019 2:05 PM EDT
Heat-related Injuries and How to Stay Cool
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Hot weather is here. Before lathering on the sunscreen and heading outdoors, it’s important to know the signs of heat-related injuries and how to stay cool when the temperatures soar.

Released: 17-Jun-2019 4:10 PM EDT
Innovative Surgery Provides New Option for Bladder Cancer
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Expert urologic surgeons at the Cancer Center at BIDMC, Peter Chang, MD, and Andrew Wagner, MD, discuss an innovative procedure offered at BIDMC in which they build a new bladder for their patients with bladder cancer. have been performing this procedure for more than five years. They have the area’s largest experience with this procedure, having performed over 100 surgeries.

Released: 17-Jun-2019 3:15 PM EDT
A Health Number Men Should Know
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Aria Olumi, MD, Chief of Urologic Surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, explains the importance of men knowing their prostate-specific antigen (PSA) number.

Released: 17-Jun-2019 12:05 PM EDT
Five Tips for Improving Men’s Health
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James Heckman, MD, Assistant Medical Director of Healthcare Associates at BIDMC and Aria Olumi, MD, Chief of Urologic Surgery at BIDMC, share tips for improving men's health.

Released: 8-Apr-2019 4:30 PM EDT
Aortic Aneurysms: Who’s At Risk?
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Brett Carroll, MD, Medical Director of the Aortic Center at BIDMC, shares who is at risk for aortic aneurysms.

Released: 8-Apr-2019 4:05 PM EDT
Living with an Aortic Aneurysm
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Brett Carroll, MD, Medical Director of the Aortic Center at BIDMC, shares non-surgical and surgical options for treating aortic aneurysms from BIDMC.

Released: 26-Mar-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in Boston has two health experts available for interview on several marathon-related topics.
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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in Boston has two health experts available for interview on several marathon-related topics.

Released: 7-Mar-2019 4:05 PM EST
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in Boston has two pancreatic cancer experts available for interview
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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in Boston has two pancreatic cancer experts available for interview

Released: 27-Feb-2019 3:05 PM EST
Everything You Need to Know About the Flu
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Sharon Wright, MD, MPH, BIDMC’s Director of Infection Control/Hospital Epidemiology, shares everything you need to know about the flu – from how to prepare before you get sick and when to call a doctor.

Released: 4-Feb-2019 1:05 PM EST
What Screenings Do You Need to Keep Your Heart Healthy?
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Brett Carroll, MD, Director of Vascular Medicine in Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center’s CardioVascular Institute and Medical Director of the Aortic Center, shares insight on what screenings are necessary for heart health.

Released: 31-Jan-2019 10:05 AM EST
Am I Too Sick To Work?
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It’s that time of year when people everywhere are faced with the question: am I too sick to work? Robin Wigmore, MD, primary care physician and infectious disease specialist at BIDMC, offers questions to ask yourself in order to make an informed decision before packing up your tissues for the office.

Released: 28-Jan-2019 10:05 AM EST
Science Says the DASH Diet Works
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BIIDMC primary care physician Stephen Juraschek, MD, PhD, shares how the DASH diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) can benefit folks who are following the “new year, new me” mantra.

Released: 9-Jan-2019 12:05 PM EST
Fad Diets: A Dietitian’s Perspective
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Danelle Olson, RD, LDN, CNSC, a registered dietitian in the Weight Loss Surgery Center at BIDMC, explains the problems with fad diets.


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