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Schilling blames chewing tobacco for mouth cancer

Former major league pitcher Curt Schilling says he's battling mouth cancer and blames 30 years of chewing tobacco use.

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Related Topix: Oral Cancer, Health, Medicine, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Circulation

A Clinical Approach to Inherited Premature Coronary Artery Disease [A ...

From the Center for Cardiovascular Genetics, Cardiovascular Division, Department of Medicine and Division of Statistical Genomics , Washington University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, MO; and Cardiovascular Division, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Department of Medicine , Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, St. Louis, MO, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Heart Attack, Health

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Circulation

Fetal Aortic Valvuloplasty for Evolving Hypoplastic Left Heart...

From the Departments of Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery , Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA; and the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Radiology , Brigham and Women's Hospital; Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry

Business Journal

Partners HealthCare executives see double-digit pay raises

Top executives from Partners HealthCare received pay raises of nearly 20 percent from fiscal year 2012 to fiscal year 2013.

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Related Topix: Hospital Administration, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Massachusetts General Hospital

Medical News

Researchers compare benefits of bivalirudin and heparin for patients undergoing coronary stenting

Bivalirudin and heparin are two anticoagulant options for patients undergoing coronary stenting for ischemic heart disease.

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Related Topix: Heart Disease, Health, Hospital Administration, Medicine, Healthcare Industry

The Salinas Californian

Plan ahead so that arthritis pain doesn't spoil vacationPlan ahead so ...

Plan ahead so that arthritis pain doesn't spoil vacation Pack light but smart. Check out this story on thecalifornian.com: http://bit.ly/Vys7YI DEAR READER: Vacations often involve being more physically active than normal, which can worsen arthritis pain.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Arthritis, Health, Immunology, Biology, Science, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry

Sun Aug 17, 2014

EurekAlert!

DNA methylation involved in Alzheimer's disease

A new study led by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Rush University Medical Center, reveals how early changes in brain DNA methylation are involved in Alzheimer's disease.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Rush University

Cape Cod Times

Recovering addict joins Falmouth Road Race to help others with their struggle

She shouldn't have survived two rounds of opiate addiction. She shouldn't have survived a fungal infection in her blood that led to an eight-month stay at Brigham and Women's Hospital for treatment of a litany of health problems.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Falmouth, MA, Woods Hole, MA, West Falmouth, MA, Drugs

Sat Aug 16, 2014

Holtville Tribune

Excessive sodium consumption has dire impact on global health

Excessive sodium consumption is having a dire impact on global health, killing about 1.65 million people every year, according to a new study.

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Related Topix: Hospital Administration, Medicine, Healthcare Industry

San Diego NewsCape

Blacks, women face greater burden from CVD risk factors

The impact of major cardiovascular risk factors combined is greater in women than men and in blacks than whites.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry

Fri Aug 15, 2014

Boston.com

Hospital executives received hefty raises

The departing chief of UMass Memorial Health Care in Worcester earned $4.8 million in 2012, topping the list of Massachusetts hospital executives who received healthy increases in seven-figure pay packages - even as they faced growing pressure to bring costs under control.

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Related Topix: Worcester, MA, Massachusetts, Non-Profit, Medicine, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry

EurekAlert!

Bivalirudin versus heparin in patients planned for coronary stenting

Boston, MA- Bivalirudin and heparin are two anticoagulant options for patients undergoing coronary stenting for ischemic heart disease.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry

Bangor Daily News

Study links higher caffeine consumption with lower tinnitus risk

Tinnitus, an annoying ringing or buzzing in the ears, was less likely to occur in women who consumed the most caffeine, in a large study of nurses.

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Related Topix: Nursing, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Drink, Coffee

Thu Aug 14, 2014

Barnstable Patriot

For his biggest fan

A few years ago Kyle Willoughby wasn't a runner. Then, his father, Don, suffered a stroke.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Cape Cod Hospital, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Centerville, MA

Merced Sun-Star

Pawtucket Mayor Grebien hospitalized in Boston

The Pawtucket Times reports that the 46-year-old mayor was admitted to Brigham and Women's Hospital for tests last week.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Merced, CA

PhysOrg Weblog

Stimuli-responsive drug delivery system prevents transplant rejection

In a depiction of a hand transplant, researchers illustrate how injecting a hydrogel-drug combo beneath the skin results in a controlled release of immunosuppressant drug to prevent rejection of the transplanted limb.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Stem Cell Research, Science / Technology, Cell Biology, Biology, Science, Switzerland, World News

Wed Aug 13, 2014

CBS Local

Robin Williams' Death Prompts New Conversation About Depression

Robin Williams' suicide sparked a national discussion about depression and mental illness.

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Related Topix: Depression, Health, Medicine, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry

News Max

Memory Loss Not Always First Sign of Alzheimer's: Study

Most people tend to associate memory loss with Alzheimer's disease. But new research suggests the first signs of dementia may not, in fact, involve memory lapses at all, but problems with other day-to-day tasks - such as calculating finances, keeping appointments, and driving well.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen)

Business Journal

Brigham and Women's develops gel that could make limb transplants more successful

Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital have helped develop an inexpensive and easy-to-manufacture gel that could dramatically improve the lives of recipients of people with hand, limb or face transplants.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry

Circulation

Plasma Magnesium and Risk of Ischemic Stroke Among Women [Original Contribution]

From the Departments of Nutrition , Epidemiology , and Biostatistics , Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA; and Division of Preventive Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA .

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Medicine, Nutrition, Boston, MA, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry

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