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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

Study Finds Stark Increase in Opioid-Related Admissions, Deaths in Nation’s ICUs


Since 2009, hospital intensive care units have witnessed a stark increase in opioid-related admissions and deaths, according to new study led by researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's (BIDMC) Center for Healthcare Delivery Science....
11-Aug-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

What Patients Value About Access to Their Visit Notes


New findings from researchers at OpenNotes and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center shed light on what patients value about having access to their visit notes and being invited to participate more actively in the safety of their care.
18-Jul-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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