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OpenNotes Passes the 20 Million Mark

OpenNotes has reached a new milestone. More than 20 million patients can now read their notes securely online using patient portals.
21-Nov-2017 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

BIDMC’s Pier Paolo Pandolfi, MD, PhD, Named AAAS 2017 Fellow


Pier Paolo Pandolfi, MD, PhD, Director of the Cancer Center and Cancer Research Institute at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
20-Nov-2017 5:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Like a Baby: The Vicious Cycle of Childhood Obesity and Snoring

Poor nutrition and lack of exercise lead to the increasing prevalence of obesity which, in turn, is the major predictor of diabetes and future risk of cardiovascular disease in western societies. Excess weight is also closely associated with...
17-Nov-2017 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Sleeping Through the Snoring: Researchers ID Neurons That Rouse the Brain to Breathe

A common and potentially serious sleep disorder, obstructive sleep apnea affects at least one quarter of U.S. adults and is linked to increased risk of diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease. In a paper published today in the journal Neuron,...
1-Nov-2017 3:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Shows Epidurals Don’t Slow Labor


Research led by scientists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) demonstrated that epidural medication had no effect on the duration of the second stage of labor, normal vaginal delivery rate, incidence of episiotomy, the position of the...
5-Oct-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

IBD Patients May Stay Healthier When Doctors Monitor Medications Before They Lose Efficacy


Proactive monitoring of blood levels of the therapeutic drug infliximab was associated with improved outcomes including lower risk of surgery and hospitalization.
3-Oct-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Research Reveals Potential Target for Alcohol Liver Disease


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

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