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In the largest study of its kind, researchers from a consortium of investigators have identified four new genes linked to Alzheimer’s disease. Each gene individually adds to the risk of having this common form of dementia later in life. These new genes offer a portal into what causes Alzheimer’s... - May 22, 2011
Dr. Patrick T. O'Gara receives the prestigious Paul Dudley White award. - May 22, 2011
A plastic surgery team performed the hospital’s second full face transplant last week, less than a month after the hospital performed the first full face transplant in the country. - May 22, 2011
A Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) plastic surgery team, led by Dr. Bohdan Pomahac, performed the first full face transplant in the country last week, the second face transplant procedure to be performed at BWH. - May 02, 2011
New research from the Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center (DF/BWCC) shows that newer, more expensive treatment options for prostate cancer were adopted rapidly and widely during 2002 - 2005 without proof of their cost-effectiveness. - April 21, 2011
Approximately five percent of prescriptions submitted by CVS Caremark Pharmacy Benefit Management (PBM) members in a 30-day period during 2009 included a "dispense as written" designation, costing the health care system up to $7.7 billion annually. - April 21, 2011
Christopher J. Morris, PhD, of the Division of Sleep Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is one of four scientists selected by the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) for a postdoctoral fellowship. - April 09, 2011
Women who received one of three treatments for uterine fibroids aid found their symptoms diminished and their quality of life significantly increased. - April 09, 2011
Researchers estimate healthy years of life losses due to obesity and knee osteoarthritis in Americans 50-84 years of age. - March 30, 2011
Researchers have identified a cell in zebrafish that can be transplanted from one fish to another to regenerate nephrons, providing the potential to improve kidney function. - March 30, 2011
Researchers at BWH found that shift work may be associated with a reduced risk of skin cancer in women. - March 25, 2011
The new nanoparticle also treats tumors more effectively than the unadorned drug, in mice. - March 14, 2011
Tips for avoid cold weather ailments. - March 14, 2011
Electronic medical records linked to biological specimens provide resource for genetic research. - February 20, 2011
A diet rich in whole grains, fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy and legumes may offer protection. - February 20, 2011
Heavy and prolonged smoking initiated prior to menopause may be associated with a modest increase in the risk of developing breast cancer. - February 20, 2011
Previous research has shown that body fat distribution does not play an important role in the overall incidence of premenopausal breast cancer, but new research shows correlation with estrogen receptor-negative breast cancer. - January 30, 2011
New research has resulted in the approval of Kidney Injury Molecule-1 (Kim-1) as a highly sensitive and specific marker of drug-induced kidney injury by both the FDA and EMA. - January 30, 2011
Doctors often ask kidney disease patients on dialysis to limit the amount of phosphate they consume in their diets, but a new study shows this does not help prolong their lives. - January 22, 2011
BWH was named a 2010 Leapfrog Top Hospital. BWH is one of 65 hospitals recognized for delivering the highest quality of care in the nation while attaining the highest levels of efficiency. - January 22, 2011
A new study reveals that the toll of TB in South Africa is higher than previously thought. - July 14, 2010
Research from the Women's Health Initiative demonstrates that supplementation with calcium and vitamin D does not raise coronary artery calcium (CAC) levels, a strong marker for future risk of cardiovascular disease. - July 14, 2010
A new study found that teen boys with normal blood pressure are three to four times more likely than girls to develop high blood pressure in adulthood and at different levels of body mass, prompting researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) to identify a new model to predict hypertension... - July 14, 2010
In a new report from Brigham and Women’s Hospital, researchers examine lessons for national health reform from the Massachusetts experience. - July 14, 2010
Doctors may have identified a new and simple way to predict risk for developing type 2 diabetes. - June 23, 2010
New research evaluates the motivations and experiences of whistleblowers responsible for the recent wave of federal health care fraud cases and finds that, despite their altruistic goals, whistleblowers experience substantial hardships. - June 21, 2010
New research has resulted in the approval of Kidney Injury Molecule-1 (Kim-1) as a highly sensitive and specific marker of drug-induced kidney injury by both the FDA and EMA. - June 21, 2010
Researchers show that green light is effective in eliciting non-visual responses to light such as resetting circadian rhythms, affecting melatonin production and alerting the brain. - June 13, 2010
Researchers found that using both bar-code technology and eMAR together substantially reduces transcription and medication adminstration errors. - June 13, 2010
New research shows that among adults beginning antidepressant therapy, the risk of suicide or suicide attempts does not appear to vary by individual type or class of medication. - June 13, 2010
In a recent study, researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and Boston University Sloan School of Epidemiology found no direct association between perceived racism and risk of death in African American Women. - June 12, 2010
The Beacon Awards award is specifically designated to recognize the nation’s top pediatric, progressive, and adult critical care units across a multitude of hospitals. - June 12, 2010
BWH is featured in a new eight-part primetime medical documentary series on ABC called “Boston Med,” airing Thursday nights at 10 p.m. beginning June 24. - June 11, 2010
For patients with diabetes, more frequent doctor visits helped lower their high blood pressure to a normal level more quickly than patients who waited longer between visits. - June 11, 2010
Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital found Adolescent females who drank frequently were more likely to develop benign breast disease, a predictor of increased break cancer risk. - May 14, 2010
A team-based inpatient care model was associated with a safer hospitalization and higher quality of care for patients, compared to a traditional team model. - May 14, 2010
Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center at Milford Regional Medical Center Receives American College of Radiology Accreditation. - May 14, 2010
New research shows that Hispanics live in areas with more limited availability of colonoscopies and sigmoidoscopies for colorectal cancer screening. - May 12, 2010
BWH releases the most current and comprehensive overview of the impact of lung cancer on women. - May 12, 2010
Supporting healthy moms, healthy pregnancies and healthy babies - Building on 175 years of expertise in the care for mothers and infants, Brigham and Women's Hospital announces the launch of the Stork Fund, a new ePhilanthropy venture dedicated to supporting healthy moms, pregnancies and babies. - May 12, 2010
New Research Will Look at Weight Loss Stomach Surgery Versus Intensive Program of Lifestyle and Medical Management. - May 10, 2010
Researchers at BWH have observed that women whose diets are rich in Omega-3 oils may be less likely to develop endometriosis, while those whose diets are heavily laden with trans fats might be more likely to develop the condition. - April 16, 2010
A child's risk for asthma may be raised if the child's mother was under stress during pregnancy. - April 16, 2010
Study shows potential of diet as preventative measure in kidney function decline. - April 16, 2010
Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital found that trauma of war may increase the risk of developing asthma. - April 16, 2010
For obese people, three weight-loss diets reversed the progression of atherosclerosis. - April 16, 2010
Researchers stress importance of large scale clinical trials to confirm the role of both vitamin D and calcium in the prevention of cardiovascular disease. - April 16, 2010
For predicting cardiovascular disease, genetic screening offers very little added benefit beyond traditional factors such as age, blood pressure, smoking status and cholesterol. - March 14, 2010
Four genes identified that are together a pathway responsible for driving metastatic prostate cancer. - March 14, 2010
Potential health benefits are not being realized because more than a quarter of new prescriptions are never filled. - March 14, 2010
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