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Study highlights potential need to standardize quality measurement for cardiovascular care

In a new study, a team of BIDMC researchers evaluate how hospitals awarded for high quality cardiovascular care by the AHA/ACC performed under federal value-based programs.
20-Feb-2020 11:55 AM EST Add to Favorites

Heart Health Month Special Edition of BIDMC’s Research & Health News Digest

Welcome to the Heart Health Month Special Edition of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center’s (BIDMC) Research & Health News Digest. February is Heart Health Month. This special edition includes consumer-friendly news and research briefs...
4-Feb-2020 11:35 AM EST Add to Favorites

Changing Your Exercise Routine

Jeremy Robbins, MD, a cardiologist at BIDMC, discusses how altering the intensity of your workout or trying a new activity may benefit your cardiovascular and mental health.
3-Feb-2020 4:55 PM EST Add to Favorites

Ensuring a Heart-Healthy Pregnancy

Loryn Feinberg, MD, Director of Women's Cardiovascular Health at BIDMC, discusses how a highly specialized treatment approach is important for women with underlying cardiovascular issues who want to become pregnant as well as for women who develop...
3-Feb-2020 4:55 PM EST Add to Favorites

BIDMC’s Research & Health News Digest: January 2020

A monthly roundup of research briefs showcasing recent scientific advances led by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center faculty.
31-Jan-2020 9:45 AM EST Add to Favorites

Study shows orthostatic hypotension not associated with higher risk of adverse events among patients undergoing more intensive blood pressure treatment

Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) have found that orthostatic hypotension was not associated with higher risk of cardiovascular events, falls, or fainting among participants in The Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention...
27-Jan-2020 12:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Blood pressure drug linked to lower risk of gout

A new study led by physician-researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) reports that the antihypertensive drug amlodipine lowered long-term gout risk compared to two other drugs commonly prescribed to lower blood pressure. The...
27-Jan-2020 12:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

New study debunks notion that salt consumption contributes to weight loss

Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center found that reducing sodium intake in adults with elevated blood pressure or hypertension decreased thirst, urine volume and blood pressure, but did not affect metabolic energy needs. These results...
21-Jan-2020 10:35 AM EST Add to Favorites


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BIDMC Marks International Day of Women and Girls in Science

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...
11-Feb-2020 12:10 PM EST

Panic Attack vs. Heart Attack: How to Tell the Difference

Patricia Tung, MD, a cardiologist at BIDMC, outlines the key differences between a panic attack and a heart attack.
3-Feb-2020 4:50 PM EST

Just How Healthy is Chicken Noodle Soup?

13-Jan-2020 5:40 PM EST

A New Non-surgical Option Helps You Lose Weight and Keep It Off

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.
6-Jan-2020 12:00 PM EST

Weight Loss Procedures: Comparing Surgical and Non-surgical Options

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...
6-Jan-2020 12:00 PM EST

Derron’s Weight Loss Journey: How Surgery Changed His Life

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...
6-Jan-2020 12:00 PM EST

Managing the Holidays with a Long-Term Illness

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.
12-Dec-2019 1:50 PM EST

Expert Available: USPTF recommendations for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm screening should be expanded

10-Dec-2019 1:15 PM EST

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A teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) is renowned for excellence in patient care, biomedical research, teaching and community service. Located in the heart of Boston's medical community, it hosts nearly three quarters of a million patient visits annually in and around Boston.

The medical center is distinguished by its excellence in surgery (including general, cardiovascular, thoracic, gastrointestinal, solid organ transplant and vascular surgery), with minimally invasive approaches to many procedures. BIDMC is also known for treatment of cardiac conditions, cancer, and pulmonary and thoracic disorders; and for our expertise in neurosciences, gastroenterology and liver disease, obstetrics and women's health, podiatry, and emergency and trauma medicine. BIDMC is the official hospital of the Boston Red Sox.

BIDMC provides an exceptionally caring environment for patients and families, especially through its "heart and soul" programs - geriatric care, social work, palliative care and affiliated community health centers.

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617-667-7301

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617-667-7306

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617-667-7372

Teresa Herbert
Senior Manager of Communications
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therbert@bidmc.harvard.edu

617-667-7305

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