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.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
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.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sun Aug 17, 2014
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.
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.
Sat Aug 16, 2014
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.
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.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
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.
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.
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.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
For his biggest fan
A few years ago Kyle Willoughby wasn't a runner. Then, his father, Don, suffered a stroke.
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.
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.
Wed Aug 13, 2014
Robin Williams' Death Prompts New Conversation About Depression
Robin Williams' suicide sparked a national discussion about depression and mental illness.
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.
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.
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 .