How Laughter Can Help Your HeartBeth Israel Lahey Health
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Patricia Tung, MD, a cardiologist at BIDMC, outlines the key differences between a panic attack and a heart attack.
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.
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.
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.
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.
BIDMC pulmonologist Sean Levy, MD, shares what you need to know about vaping.
Monica Garvey, RD, LDN, CNSC, a clinical dietitian at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center shares tips for sensible eating in the new year.
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.
Experts at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center share tips for quitting smoking
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.
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.
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.
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
Jennifer Wilson, MD. a thoracic surgeon at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, discusses vaping and your health
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.
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.
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.
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in Boston has two health experts available for interview on several marathon-related topics.
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in Boston has two pancreatic cancer experts available for interview
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.
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.
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.
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.