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BIDMC launches clinical trial to assess common anti-clotting medication for treatment of COVID-19-related respiratory failure

A team of physician-scientists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center are now enrolling patients in a clinical trial to evaluate a common anti-clotting drug for the treatment of COVID-19-positive patients with ARDS. The newly launched trial follows...
6-Apr-2020 3:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

BIDMC physician-scientists spearhead effort to address nationwide COVID-19 testing swab shortage

As the numbers of patients with confirmed and suspected COVID-19 in the United States continue to rise exponentially, physician-researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), part of Beth Israel Lahey Health, launched a collaborative...
31-Mar-2020 4:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

BIDMC launches clinical trials evaluating anti-viral drug remdesivir as treatment for COVID-19

Physician-scientists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) are now enrolling patients in two clinical trials testing treatment options for COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus. Two trials, led by infectious disease...
24-Mar-2020 2:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Geriatrician vs. PCP: What’s the Difference?

BIDMC geriatrician Medha Munshi, MD, breaks down the difference between a geriatrician and a PCP.
12-Mar-2020 5:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Low-income older adults dually enrolled in Medicare and Medicaid have substantially higher mortality rates than adults solely enrolled in Medicare

In a new study published today in JAMA, a team of researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) evaluated how health outcomes for low-income older adults who are dually enrolled in both Medicare and Medicaid have changed since the...
10-Mar-2020 2:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Platinum-based Agents are Not Superior to Standard Chemotherapy for Patients with Breast Cancer Who Carry BRCA Mutations

BIDMC clinician-researchers provide new evidence about the optimal way to treat patients who carry BRCA mutations who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.
4-Mar-2020 2:10 PM EST Add to Favorites

BIDMC’s Research & Health News Digest

A monthly roundup of research briefs showcasing recent scientific advances led by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center faculty.
3-Mar-2020 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Study highlights potential need to standardize quality measurement for cardiovascular care

In a new study, a team of BIDMC researchers evaluate how hospitals awarded for high quality cardiovascular care by the AHA/ACC performed under federal value-based programs.
20-Feb-2020 11:55 AM EST Add to Favorites

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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

Panic Attack vs. Heart Attack: How to Tell the Difference

Patricia Tung, MD, a cardiologist at BIDMC, outlines the key differences between a panic attack and a heart attack.
3-Feb-2020 4:50 PM EST

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

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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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