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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


BIDMC’s Research & Health News Digest: December 2018 Edition

A monthly roundup of research briefs showcasing recent scientific advances led by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center faculty.
14-Dec-2018 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Loss of Tight Junction Protein Promotes Development of Precancerous Cells

BIDMC researchers demonstrated that the lack of claudin 18 prompts the development of precancerous, abnormal cells and polyps in the engineered mouse model.
12-Dec-2018 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

UK General Practitioners Skeptical That Artificial Intelligence Could Replace Them

In a UK-wide survey published in the journal PLOS ONE, researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and colleagues investigated primary care physicians’ views on AI’s looming impact on health professions.
12-Dec-2018 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Study Evaluates Efficacy and Safety of Pancreatic Cancer Treatment in Complex Patient Care Cases

In a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Manuel Hidalgo, MD, PhD, and colleagues conducted a phase I/II trial designed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of nab-paclitaxel given in combination with gemcitabine in patients with...
4-Dec-2018 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Beyond Bone Mineral Density: Assessing Additional Bone Traits Helps ID Those at Risk for Fracture

Large international study confirms measuring bone microarchitecture with new imaging technology accurately predicts risk of fracture in older women and men
30-Nov-2018 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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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

What's Behind Flawless Skin? We Asked a Dermatologist

BIDMC's Alexa Kimball, MD, shares important factors that influence how our skin looks and behaves.
28-Nov-2018 4:05 PM EST

Five Foods to Strengthen Bones and Joints

Kathryn Weatherford, RD, LDN, CNSC, a registered dietitian at BIDMC, shares five food recommendations to help strengthen bones and joints.
6-Nov-2018 4:05 PM EST

Easing the Discomfort of Restless Legs Syndrome

Jacqueline Chang, MD, a pulmonologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, shares common triggers of Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS).
21-Sep-2018 11:05 AM EDT

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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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