Last Saturday BWH leadership, clinicians, researchers, graduate students and other supporters gathered on the Harvard Medical School Quad before participating in the #MarchForScienceBoston, one of more than 600 events held worldwide that day to celebrate scientific discovery and education. Thomas Michel, MD, PhD, of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at BWH, welcomed the crowd before...
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Last Saturday BWH leadership clinicians researchers graduate students and other

‘Science Is for All of Us’: BWHers March for Science
13 rising stars in #science, #medicine, and #innovation at Brigham and Women's Hospital were named on two separate “40 under 40” lists for their work to improve health care. The lists were compiled by MedTech Boston, an online publication highlighting medical innovation, and the National Minority Quality Forum, a research and educational organization that strives to prepare the U.S. health...
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13 rising stars in science medicine and innovation at Brigham and Womens

‘40 Under 40’ Lists Honor Brigham Staff
Utsav Soni
On April 27, members of the BWH community visited the 15 Francis St. lobby to take a pledge against racism. A signature campaign of YWCA USA , Stand Against Racism builds community and raises awareness about the negative impact of institutional and structural racism in our communities. #StandAgainstRacism #BWHStandsAgainstRacism
On April 27 members of the BWH community visited the 15 Francis
Alejandro Monroy
In honor of National Prescription Drug Take-Back day tomorrow, April 29th, we wanted to remind you that BWH can take any expired or unused medications 365 days a year. Visit our outpatient pharmacy located at 45 Francis Street to drop your's off today!
In honor of National Prescription Drug TakeBack day tomorrow April 29th we
Early Bird Registration for the #Boston #WalkfromObesity closes May 1st. Register today for $15 [ Link ] #obesity #walk
Brigham and Women's Hospital 04/28/2017
Adil Haider, MD, MPH, a trauma and critical care surgeon at the Center for Surgery and Public Health, embodies the #AmericanDream. As the son of Muslim Pakistani parents who moved to the United States to pursue a better life, Haider was inspired to improve lives for others as a doctor. In this Boston 25 News feature, Haider reflects on the recent news that he will be awarded the Ellis Island...
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Adil Haider MD MPH a trauma and critical care surgeon at the

Local doctor given prestigious award for research into eliminating healthcare inequality
Mary Marek Holman
Lyme disease is the most common vector-borne illness in the United States. According to the CDC, over 300,000 new cases are diagnosed yearly, making #LymeDisease more common than previously thought. In this #BrighamHealth Hub blog, Nancy Ann Shadick, MD, MPH, Director of the Lyme Disease Prevention Program at Brigham and Women's Hospital, discusses the symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, and...
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Lyme disease is the most common vectorborne illness in the United States

Lyme Disease: Prevention, Detection and Treatment
Like many ambitious women in their twenties, Jenny Johnson was married to her job. As a busy executive producer and lifestyle television personality, Johnson knew she wanted a family someday, but it wasn’t a priority. “When I turned 30, I realized I couldn’t push the snooze button on #pregnancy anymore. I started applying the same diligence I had used in my professional life to my personal...
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Like many ambitious women in their twenties Jenny Johnson was married to

Egg Freezing: Listening to Your Biological Clock
In the newest #BWHSafetyMatters blog post, we discuss one of the most difficult conversations medical professionals must have and it's probably not what you'd expect. These conversations are ones that arise as a result of medical error. At Brigham and Women's Hospital, there has been a long-standing commitment to transparency and BWH will continue to support staff in having these difficult...
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In the newest BWHSafetyMatters blog post we discuss one of the most

The Most Difficult Conversations in Healthcare
Niels Victor Pacheco
Friends who attend the STUMPED premiere at Independent Film Festival Boston, you are in for a treat. After the screening, Will's arm transplant surgeons, Dr. Matthew Carty and Dr. Simon Talbot from Brigham and Women's Hospital, will join our team for a post-screening Q&A.

We look forward to seeing you on the 26th!

April 26th at 7:30PM
Somerville Theatre
Tickets are available...
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Brigham and Women's Hospital 04/24/2017
Art Carty
Inside the newest wing of BWH’s neonatal intensive care unit (#NICU), Emily Chang began to decorate her son Bennett’s space so it felt more like home. She taped a small poster on the wall above his crib that included photos of Bennett over the course of his almost 90-day stay in the NICU. Bennett was among 19 infants who moved into the newly expanded NICU as their beds were relocated during...
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Inside the newest wing of BWHs neonatal intensive care unit NICU Emily

Second Wave of Patients Move Into New NICU
Christine Coleman McGrath
Feroza Jussawalla
Maria Farrell McKinnon
Earlier this week, 132 individuals ran the #BostonMarathon in support of Brigham and Women's Hospital. In this BWH Bulletin blog post, we highlight those runners on the 2017 Stepping Strong Marathon team, their connection to BWH and the fierce dedication each runner embodied while completing the historic 26.2 mile course. #WhyIRun #BeBoston
Earlier this week 132 individuals ran the BostonMarathon in support of Brigham

Hope, Resiliency Inspire BWH Runners on Marathon Monday
Along with warmer weather and longer days, spring can also bring #allergies and colds – often the cause of #sinusitis, commonly known as a sinus infection. “It’s important to pay attention to any symptoms you may be experiencing and seek treatment,” says Brigham and Women’s ear, nose, and throat (ENT) specialist, Anthony A. Prince, MD. “Sinusitis may be the result of an underlying condition...
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Along with warmer weather and longer days spring can also bring allergies

Sinusitis: Everything You Should Know | Brigham Health Hub
Judy Poland Durfee
Today BWH welcomed Maria Shriver for a tour of the Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases at the Building for Transformative Medicine. Joining her were center co-directors Howard Weiner, MD, Dennis Selkoe, MD, and center researcher Laura Cox, PhD. A dear friend of Ann Romney, Maria is the founder of Move For Minds —a mind/body initiative dedicated to raising funds for women’s brain...
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Today BWH welcomed Maria Shriver for a tour of the Ann Romney
Cheri Costa Marsocci
More than 250 million children under age 5 are at risk of not reaching their full developmental potential. A poor start in life can lead to consequences when these children reach adulthood, including poor health, low earnings and social tensions. But scientific evidence has the potential to pinpoint effective interventions that could change the lives of millions of people for the better....
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More than 250 million children under age 5 are at risk of

Children at Risk: A Health Economist Measures the Prevalence and Economic Impact of Poverty or Stunting
Marcelino Alvarez
Following an ultrasound appointment 24 weeks into her second pregnancy, Frannie Carr Toth tried to process the information she just received: a diagnosis of placenta accreta, a rare but serious condition that occurs when the placenta embeds too deeply in the uterine wall. #PlacentaAccreta affects about one in 500 pregnancies in the U.S., and it is more likely to occur in women who have had a...
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Following an ultrasound appointment 24 weeks into her second pregnancy Frannie Carr

BWH Patient Gives Thanks for Lifesaving Surgery, Blood Transfusions
Courtney Fraga Dolan
Rosa Negron
Becky Guertin
Thank you, Mindy Kaling, for your continued support of Stepping Strong!
Thank you Mindy Kaling for your continued support of Stepping Strong
From Vinyasa and Iyengar to Bikram, there seems to be a yoga style for everyone. While anyone can benefit from practicing yoga, athletes or those who exercise regularly should consider incorporating yoga into their training plans. In this #BrighamHealth Hub blog, Elizabeth Matzkin, MD, Surgical Director of the Women’s Sports Medicine Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, explains the top...
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From Vinyasa and Iyengar to Bikram there seems to be a yoga

Four Ways Yoga Can Boost Your Athletic Performance | Brigham Health Hub
The day has finally arrived! The Brigham and Women's Hospital #SteppingStrong Marathon Team runners are ready to take on the Boston Marathon today! BWH wants to thank all of the runners for their dedication, passion, grit, and determination to turn tragedy into hope for trauma survivors everywhere. To support their efforts visit: #BeBoston #RunBoston #BostonStrong #runwithpurpose
Matt Swenson
Rosemarie B. Gilbert
Feroza Jussawalla