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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

Study: Critical Care Improvements May Differ Depending on Hospital’s Patient Population

A new study led by researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center reveals that while critical care outcomes in ICUs steadily improved over a decade at hospitals with few minority patients, ICUs with a more diverse patient population did not...
17-Jan-2020 10:15 AM EST Add to Favorites

Everything You Need to Know About the Flu

Sharon Wright,MD, MPH, BIDMC’s Senior Medical Director of Infection Control/Hospital Epidemiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center shares everything you need to know about the flu.
13-Jan-2020 5:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Program encourages female medical students to specialize in orthopaedics

In findings published recently in the Journal of Surgical Education, a team at BIDMC and colleagues reported that annual workshops offered to female medical students boost the presence of women in the field of orthopaedic surgery.
8-Jan-2020 3:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

BIDMC’s Research & Health News Digest: December 2019

A monthly roundup of research briefs showcasing recent scientific advances led by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center faculty.
17-Dec-2019 12:25 PM EST Add to Favorites

BIDMC joins local universities, teaching hospitals and industry partners in creating new central facility for regenerative therapies

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) is among a group of leading hospitals, universities, large pharmaceutical companies, small biotech firms and industry partners working together to create a new center for advanced biological innovation...
27-Nov-2019 10:45 AM EST Add to Favorites

Do obesity and smoking impact healing after wrist fracture surgery?

Both obesity and smoking can have negative effects on bone health. A recent study led by a team at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) examined whether they also impact healing in patients who have undergone surgery for fractures of the...
22-Nov-2019 11:35 AM EST Add to Favorites

BIDMC and Harvard University launch Climate and Human Health Fellowship

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC); the Harvard FXB Center for Health and Human Rights; and the Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (Harvard C-CHANGE), have launched a...
22-Nov-2019 11:25 AM EST Add to Favorites

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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

Vaping and Your Health: Here’s What You Need to Know

BIDMC pulmonologist Sean Levy, MD, shares what you need to know about vaping.
4-Dec-2019 2:20 PM EST

Sensible Eating in the New Year: Tips from a Dietitian

Monica Garvey, RD, LDN, CNSC, a clinical dietitian at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center shares tips for sensible eating in the new year.
27-Nov-2019 9:35 AM 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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