For people who suffer from #depression or #anxiety, being diagnosed with a chronic physical health condition on top of a mental health issue can be overwhelming. Recent research suggests that this type of dual diagnosis is more than just a coincidence. Doctors once thought that the link between mental and physical health problems was purely behavioral. “But we have really come to learn that...
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Why Mental Illness Can Fuel Physical Disease

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It has been almost a month since life-long New England Patriots fan, Pam Vigil, suffered a brain #aneurysm while attending the #SuperBowl send-off rally at Gillette Stadium. While the #Patriots went on to win #SuperBowlLI in a historic comeback, Pam and her family rooted for the team from her bedside in the intensive care unit at BWH. After hearing about Pam's story, the Patriots organization...
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Mark your calendar! Early registration for the 2017 Boston Athletic Association #10K opens at on March 1 at 10:00AM. Run with us to support trauma research and care through the #SteppingStrong Center at Brigham and Women's Hospital. #runwithpurpose
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that hearing impairment affects over 5% of the world’s population. A team of researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Massachusetts Eye and Ear are hoping to address this common health concern after a recent discovery was made in treating patients with hearing loss. “It’s such an important...
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Possible new tool for patients suffering from hearing loss

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Remote second opinion options have been on the rise in a variety of healthcare institutions in order to make it more convenient and less expensive for people to get an expert second opinion from a distance. Yesterday, Partners HealthCare, the integrated health system founded by Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, announced that they partnering with Mass Medical...
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Partners Healthcare's partnership boosts Chinese access to online second opinion - MedCity News

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A different kind of March Madness: During the Month of March, get your vasectomy at the Men’s Health Center at BWFH. Then, under doctor’s orders, you can sit on the couch for three days watching your teams! Appointments are available Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, from 1 to 5 pm, throughout the month March. Call 617-732-5627 to make your appointment today!
We have all had times where we get a bizarre health issue that sends us into panic mode, believing we have fallen victim to a major illness. For some, the health issue can be something as alarming as the sudden onset of bruising which is why Women's Health spoke with Lori Tishler, MD, Director of Internal Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, to ask what you should know if you've suddenly...
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‘Why Do I Suddenly Have Random Bruises All Over My Body?!'

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Similar to many neurologic conditions, the pace of progression in Parkinson’s disease (PD) differs for every patient. As it is unclear why, researchers at the Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases at Brigham and Women’s Hospital are working to understand what controls the progression of Parkinson’s using genetic biomarkers. Partnering with pharmaceutical companies, researchers are hoping...
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Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases - Brigham and Women's Hospital

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Rates of #opioid prescribing and opioid-related overdose deaths have quadrupled in the United States over the past three decades. According to new research out of Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, increasing overuse of opioids in the United States may be driven in part by physician prescribing. The study's lead author, Michael Barnett, MD, a...
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Long-Term Opioid Use Could Depend on the Doctor Who First Prescribed It - The New York Times

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Don't miss the newest feature in Newsweek with Reisa Sterling, MD, Director of the Center for Alzheimer Research and Treatment at Brigham and Women's Hospital, where she discusses the latest in clinical trials and findings in #Alzheimers research. #ALZ

The new offensive on Alzheimer’s disease: Stop it before it starts

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Nancy Kleiman, also fondly known as “the BWH harp lady,” has recently drawn media attention because of the soothing and peaceful melodies she plays on the harp, but rarely does she ever talk about herself and share her life story. In this Heart and Science blog, learn more about how Nancy, a former nun, was inspired through prayer to use her highest musical gifts to bring comfort and joy to...
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Nancy Kleiman: An Instrument with Healing Connections

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Nurses at Brigham and Women’s Hospital work each day to achieve the BWH vision by providing excellent care to patients and families, with the best staff, in the safest environment. Now is your chance to nominate those nurses who provided you or a family member with superior care and comfort. Visit [ Fal.cn Link ] to submit your nomination by March 24th via The Boston Globe. #SaluteToNurses
"The moment the ambulance arrived at Brigham and Women's Hospital, following the chaos at the Boston Marathon finish line in 2013, I felt safety, love, and true compassion. No words will ever fully express my gratitude to the doctors and nurses who saved my life and legs." -- Gillian Reny

Today is #NationalCaregiversDay, and we’d like to pause for a moment to say THANK YOU to the exceptional...
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Last week the BWH community held an event to reflect upon V-Day, a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls. During the event, titled “A Trauma-Informed Care Approach to Treating Campus Sexual Assault Survivors,” a sexual assault survivor shared her story, followed by a panel discussion with experts from BWH and Harvard University. “Sometimes, health care providers feel...
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V-Day Event Explores Caring for Sexual Assault Survivors

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According to the CDC, women are now choosing to wait before starting a family. The reasons behind this choice vary, but researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital have developed a data-based model that could help women make decisions on if they should freeze their eggs. “I’m seeing more and more of these patients,” Janis Fox, MD, a reproductive endocrinologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital,...
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Healthy 30-Something Women Are Freezing Their Eggs Despite A Lack Of Research Behind It

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Second event and flyer of the Black Lives Matter in Health Too! Series: is coming up soon!

Come get a free health screening at the Mattapan Community Health Center located at 1575 Blue Hill Avenue in Mattapan, this Saturday 2/18 from 9:00 AM-1:00 PM

To learn more about this and other events in the series and register, please go to: bit.ly/blmhealth

We look forward to seeing you.
It was last #ValentinesDay when Brian Wade received the news he had desperately been waiting for. He was finally going to undergo heart transplant surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital after they had found a donor match. This Valentines Day, Brian got to thank the family of the donor, Manny Lopes, while at a check-up at BWH. Only five percent of donor families and recipients choose to meet,...
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Families of Heart Recipient and Donor Have Tearful Meeting

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Don't miss Betsy G. Nabel, MD, president of Brigham Health, discuss leadership in academic medicine today via webcast at 12:30pm EST.

Live Webcast: Leadership in Academic Medicine

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Baby Ilya was born at 25 weeks weighing only 1 lb, 8.5 oz. Like most #NICU babies, Ilya's parents have been at her bedside and calling the BWH NICU home for the past five weeks. As a way to ease the stress that comes with having a preemie, BWH's NICU parents were recently treated to a parents-only date night, conveniently located in the hospital. The meal was served up fresh from Del Frisco's...
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A Day In The Life of a NICU Family

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