A new procedure, recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, could offer relief to the thousands of patients who suffer from #ACL injuries, early #arthritis and cartilage loss in the knee. WBZ | CBS Boston spoke with Tom Minas, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at Brigham and Women's Hospital and his patient Chris, a recipient of the procedure, to learn more about the benefits and what...
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New Treatment Relieves Knee Pain Without Replacement Surgery

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Although men and women experience #infertility equally, the issue often goes undiagnosed in men due to stigma, cost, and the lack of available lab testing. “It’s mostly women that carry the weight of infertility,” said Hadi Shafiee, Ph.D., a scientist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and co-creator of a new sperm testing kit for your phone. The Boston Globe spoke with Shafiee and other...
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Sperm count via smartphone? Yes, it’s a thing. - The Boston Globe

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The CDC recently began monitoring a new fungal infection called Candida Auris. The infectious organism can be difficult to spot using standard laboratory tests and if not detected, can spread. In this FOX25 News report, Paul Sax, MD, an infectious disease specialist at Brigham and Women's Hospital, spoke about the severity of the infection and where people could be most susceptible to catching it.

CDC monitoring small outbreak of drug-resistant fungal infection in Massachusetts

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As Rebecca Riff was undergoing treatment for #HodgkinsLymphoma at BWH, she set a simple goal: walk 20 minutes every day. Each step was slow and exhausting, but as she recalls, those daily walks in 2006 were deeply rewarding. Now, a decade later, she finds herself saying those words again as she prepares to run her fifth marathon – this time with the BWH Stepping Strong Marathon Team on April 17.

Boston Marathon Runner Focuses on ‘One Foot in Front of the Other’

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How does medicine do its greatest good: through heroic interventions or steady, long-term incremental care? Atul Gawande, MD, MPH, a surgeon at Brigham and Women's Hospital, spent more than a year trying to answer this question. On March 9, the renowned surgeon, author and researcher spoke to BWHers about the heroism of incremental care. “It’s now apparent that we can either give up on what...
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Atul Gawande on the Heroism of Incremental Care

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Learn how to make healthy comfort food in this Brigham Health Celebrity Chef Series video with Chef Suvir Saran. This delicious dish is high in fiber and protein while being low in calories and saturated fat. Enjoy! #NationalNutritionMonth

Comfort Food Can Be Healthy | Brigham Health Hub

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There's a new trend sweeping the country - homemade slime. Kids are making the colorful and sticky substance from the comfort of their home kitchens, which has left many parents to wonder if homemade slime creation is safe. NBC Boston spoke with Edward Boyer, MD, PhD, who works in Emergency Medicine and Toxicology at Brigham and Women's Hospital, to learn the specific ingredients to avoid when...
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Behind The Homemade Slime Craze

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Bed rest: Two words pregnant women never want to hear from their obstetrician. But for BWH patient Jennifer Burling, those dreaded words became a positive experience. After being told she would need to comply with bed rest for the remainder of her pregnancy, Burling took up crocheting baby hats. Soon a couple of baby hats for her daughter turned into 88 baby hats that she and her husband, Sam,...
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BWH Patient Crochets, Donates Baby Hats to NICU

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Earlier this month, Carolyn Bernstein, MD, FAHS, along with Neurology resident Emily Ferenczi, MD, PhD, visited a classroom of 27 fourth-grade students at Maurice J. Tobin K-8 School and guided them through three fun, hands-on science experiments. The experiments encouraged students to think like scientists as they learned about scientific terms, developing hypotheses and the differences...
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BWHers Make Science Come Alive for Tobin School Students

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One hour until registration opens for the B.A.A. 10K, presented by Brigham and Women's Hospital! Join Boston Marathon champion Meb Keflezighi and run one of the fastest 10K courses in America. Sign up for this summer race before space runs out - registration begins at 10:00 a.m. ET! Learn more: [ Baa.org Link ]
The U.S. is a hot spot for tick-borne diseases. In fact, over the past 50 years, scientists have detected at least a dozen new diseases transmitted by ticks. For 24-year old Tucker Lane, this fact was all too real after he fell into a coma from #Powassan virus, a tick-borne illness that attacks the brain. In about 10 percent of cases, Powassan is deadly. If you do recover, there is a 50...
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Beyond Lyme: New Tick-Borne Diseases On The Rise In U.S.

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Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) is often described as severe morning sickness, but it doesn’t just happen in the morning. Instead, HG is a 24-hour-a-day marathon of nausea and vomiting that can last throughout the first trimester and, in many cases, for the entire pregnancy. Brigham and Women's nutritionist Miriam Erick, who has worked with HG patients for more than three decades and Marikim...
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Severe morning sickness — known as HG — can leave women starving

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Don’t miss out! Tomorrow is the LAST DAY to secure a reduced fundraising minimum when you run for Brigham and Women's Hospital in the B.A.A. #10K on June 25, 2017. On March 15, the fundraising minimum will increase from $300 to $500. We look forward to running with you! Register at [ Bit.ly Link ]
When it comes to healthy eating, small changes can make a big difference. To make recipes healthier for you and your family, try these ten simple substitutes for healthy eating from Kathy McManus, MS, RD, LDN, Director of the Department of Nutrition at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH). #NationalNutritionMonth

Ten Simple Substitutes for Healthy Eating | Brigham Health Hub

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“Breast cancer is a scary entity. It’s a lot of unknowns,” said Ellen Geminiani, 55, a #BreastCancer patient at Brigham and Women's Hospital. But for Geminiani, a tiny device implanted in her breast, removed “a layer of apprehension on an apprehensive day,” when she was scheduled to have her lumpectomy. A technique, called “radioactive seed localization,” uses an implant that emits a low level...
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New technology helping doctors fight breast cancer

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Migraines are a chronic, complex and oftentimes debilitating condition that affects 36 million people in the United States. At this time, there is no cure. While medication is an important treatment option for many patients, especially for chronic migraine sufferers, Carolyn Bernstein, MD and her colleagues have found that integrative approaches to #migraine treatment, focusing on lifestyle...
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Suffer from Migraines? The Most Cutting-Edge Treatment Isn’t a Drug | Brigham Health Hub

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On Sunday, March 12, at 2 am we will adjust our clocks forward one hour for Daylight Savings Time (DST).

Wake rested when Daylight Savings Time begins with sleep tips from BWFH

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Approximately 26,000 women in the United States give birth to a stillborn child each year, but a study released earlier this week offers hope after two tests were identified that are particularly effective in determining the cause of a stillbirth.The New York Times spoke with Kathryn Gray, MD, PhD, a high-risk obstetrician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, who participates in reviews of...
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After a Stillbirth, Tests Can Help Pinpoint the Cause - The New York Times

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Celebrate Pi Day by donating blood or platelets at the Kraft Family Blood Donor Center at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/ Brigham and Women's Hospital on Tuesday, March 14, the annual celebration of the mathematical constant π (pi), and receive a coupon for a free piece of dessert pie at Garden Cafe. To make an appointment, email BloodDonor@partners.org or call 617-632-3206. Appointments are...
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Narrative medicine is a growing field within medicine that allows physicians and trainees to tell the lesser-told stories, writes Ersilia DeFilippis, MD, a second-year resident. “It allows me to reflect on my relationships with my patients, the structures that influence clinical decision-making and how I can be a better clinician.” Read more in her Next Generation column.

The Next Generation: Stories That Heal

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