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Researchers propose novel approach to limit organ damage, improve outcomes for patients with severe COVID-19

In a paper published in Cancer and Metastasis Reviews, a team of researchers from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Brigham and Women’s Hospital propose that controlling the local and systemic inflammatory response in COVID-19 may be as...
8-Jul-2020 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study: surgical delay associated with increased risk in some gastrointestinal malignancies

Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, widespread cancellations of electively-scheduled or “non-emergency” operations were implemented to free up hospital beds and conserve protective equipment for health care workers. For some conditions, including...
7-Jul-2020 11:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

National Survey on COVID-19 Pandemic Shows Significant Mental Health Impact

The findings of a nationwide survey assessing the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the emotional wellbeing of U.S. adults show 90 percent of survey respondents reported experiencing emotional distress related to the pandemic.
1-Jul-2020 4:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

BIDMC’s Research & Health News Digest: June 2020 Edition

A monthly roundup of research briefs showcasing recent scientific advances led by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center faculty.
25-Jun-2020 1:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Reducing severe breathlessness and psychological trauma in COVID-19 ARDS patients

A new Viewpoint article published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society examines ventilation and medication strategies that can help avoid psychological trauma for severe COVID-19 survivors treated for acute respiratory distress...
8-Jun-2020 12:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

BIDMC-developed vaccines protect against COVID-19 in non-human primates, study finds

Dan Barouch, MD, PhD (Center for Virology and Vaccine Research, BIDMC) and colleagues reported today in Science two studies of laboratory monkeys that suggest antibodies produced during recovery from COVID-19 provide immunity from the virus, whether...
20-May-2020 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

BIDMC’s Research & Health News Digest – COVID-19 Special Edition

A monthly roundup of research briefs showcasing recent scientific advances led by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center faculty.
11-May-2020 11:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites

BIDMC-led clinical trial identifies four novel 3D-printed swabs for use in COVID-19 testing

A clinical trial conducted by a multi-disciplinary team from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has identified four novel prototypes of 3D-printed swabs that can be used for COVID-19 testing.
20-Apr-2020 12:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Heart-Healthy Cooking with Pantry Items

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.
28-Apr-2020 10:10 AM EDT

Cabin Fever? BIDMC Podiatrist Offers Tips for Safe Outdoor Running

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.
28-Apr-2020 10:10 AM EDT

How to Avoid Stress Eating

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

COVID-19 and Pregnancy

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.
28-Apr-2020 10:05 AM EDT

When Is It Okay to Go to Urgent Care?

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.
28-Apr-2020 10:05 AM EDT

Expert available: MCAT & its use in medical school admissions

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.
4-Mar-2020 1:20 PM EST

Not Just for Baby Boomers: Physicians Urge Hepatitis C Screening for Adults of All Ages

2-Mar-2020 12:55 PM EST

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

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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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