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Study Finds No Mortality Effect with Drug-Coated Devices for Peripheral Revascularization

A new study led by researchers at BIDMC found no difference in long-term mortality between patients treated for peripheral arterial disease with drug-coated stents and balloons compared with nondrug-coated devices.
12-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Higher Sodium Intake Associated with Increased Lightheadedness in the Context of the DASH-Sodium Trial

Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center found that higher sodium intake, when studied in the context of the DASH-Sodium trial (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension), increases lightheadedness. These findings challenge traditional...
8-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

BIDMC's Research & Health News Digest - January 2019 Edition

A monthly roundup of research briefs showcasing recent scientific advances led by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center faculty.
31-Jan-2019 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


BIDMC Researchers ID and Treat Faulty Brain Circuitry That Causes Disabling Symptoms of Schizophrenia

In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) used imaging data to determine the underlying anatomical cause of schizophrenia’s negative symptoms and then applied non-invasive brain stimulation to...
30-Jan-2019 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Surge Protector: Novel Approach to Suppressing Therapy-Induced Tumor Growth

In a recent groundbreaking study, a team of researchers led by BIDMC’s Dipak Panigrahy, MD, demonstrated that dead and dying cancer cells killed by conventional cancer treatments paradoxically trigger the inflammation that promotes tumor growth...
28-Jan-2019 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Protecting the Heart from Cancer Treatments

BIDMC cardiologists Aarti Asnani, MD, Loryn Feinberg, MD, and James Chang, MD, help cancer patients monitor and prevent cardiac complications.
9-Jan-2019 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Study Examines Primary Drivers of Increased Hospitalizations of Homeless Individuals

A new study led by investigators from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Brigham and Women’s Hospital examines patterns, causes and outcomes of acute hospitalizations between 2007 and 2013 for homeless individuals and non-homeless...
21-Dec-2018 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Study Finds Implementation of the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program Associated With Increase in Patient-Level Mortality

A policy designed to reduce hospital readmissions through financial penalties was associated with a significant increase in post-discharge mortality for patients with heart failure and pneumonia, according to a large-scale study by researchers at...
21-Dec-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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What Screenings Do You Need to Keep Your Heart Healthy?

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.
4-Feb-2019 1:05 PM EST

Am I Too Sick To Work?

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...
31-Jan-2019 10:05 AM EST

Science Says the DASH Diet Works

28-Jan-2019 10:05 AM EST

Fad Diets: A Dietitian’s Perspective

Danelle Olson, RD, LDN, CNSC, a registered dietitian in the Weight Loss Surgery Center at BIDMC, explains the problems with fad diets.
9-Jan-2019 12:05 PM EST

A Beginner's Guide to Exercise

Linda Trainor, RN, BSN, who works in the Weight Loss Surgery Center at BIDMC, shares tips for adding exercise into your daily life.
8-Jan-2019 9:50 AM EST

Why Cardiologists Prescribe Exercise

BIDMC Cardiologist Jeremy Robbins, MD, explains how exercise is good for your heart and how exercise affects each individual.
21-Dec-2018 11:05 AM EST

Who’s at Risk for Placenta Disorders?

Scott Shainker, DO, a maternal-fetal medicine specialist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center discusses placenta disorders and who is at risk
17-Dec-2018 4:05 PM EST

Just How Healthy is Chicken Noodle Soup?

You may remember a loved one making you a bowl of chicken noodle soup whenever you were feeling under the weather as a child. Just how healthy is this culinary cure-all? BIDMC clinical dietitian Sandy Allonen, RD, weighs in.
3-Dec-2018 12:05 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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