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If David Ludwig Is Right, Everything We Thought We Knew About Obesity—and Low-Fat Diets—Is Wrong

If one Boston doctor is right, everything we thought we knew about obesity—and diet—has been wrong for decades. But it’s not too late to change our eating habits.

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Patriots OT Nate Solder’s Infant Son Undergoing Chemo for Kidney Cancer

New England Patriots offensive tackle Nate Solder’s infant son, Hudson, is undergoing chemotherapy for kidney cancer. The five-year NFL veteran made the announcement Monday night at […]

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Boston Children’s Will Use IBM Watson to Improve Rare Disease Treatment

As the result of a new partnership, Boston Children’s Hospital is using IBM Watson, the cognitive computer of Jeopardy fame, to help advance rare disease […]

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Boston Children’s Hospital Is Using Special Effects to Improve Medical Training

With a new partnership, Boston Children’s Hospital is getting one step closer to Hollywood. The hospital announced Monday that its simulator program, SIMPeds, is working […]

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Boston Children’s Hospital Used Data Synthesis to Make Real-Time Flu Predictions

A team of epidemiologists from Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School has developed a real-time predictive model for flu forecasts, based on a method […]

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Boston Children’s Appeared in Last Night’s Survivor Episode

Survivor fans may have noticed a little hometown shoutout for Boston Children’s Hospital in last night’s episode. The circumstances started out grim: two-time cast member Terry […]

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Zdeno Chara and the Bruins Visited Boston Children’s as Gru and His Minions

Each year, the Bruins stop by Boston Children’s Hospital for Halloween clad in hilariously ill-fitting costumes for a wonderful cause. Past hits have included Zdeno Chara as Frank […]

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MIT and Boston Children’s Hospital Can Now Make 3-D Prints of Hearts

Heart surgery is performed all the time in the United States. But despite its relative frequency, the operation is notoriously tricky to plan and undergo. […]

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Boston Children’s Hospital Is Conducting a Hepatitis C Study via Patients’ Phones

Boston Children’s Hospital is gathering data for a new hepatitis C study from an unconventional source: patients’ iPhones. The hospital is using a free app […]

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New Research Highlights the Financial Burden of Childhood Cancer Treatment

Having a child with cancer takes an enormous emotional toll on families. Sadly, new research from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) and Boston Children’s Cancer and […]

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Boston Children’s Hospital Is Hosting Two Competitions For Healthcare Innovators

Got an idea, invention, or research proposal that could change pediatric healthcare? Boston Children’s Hospital wants to hear about it. The hospital’s annual Global Pediatric […]

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Boston Children’s Is Holding a Competition To Solve Medical Mysteries

Boston Children’s Hospital announced Tuesday that it’s sponsoring a unique competition: a genomic sequencing contest aimed at solving five patients’ medical mysteries. Called the CLARITY […]

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Boston Children’s Used Zebrafish to Test a New Bone Marrow Transplant Technique

You might expect to see zebrafish at the aquarium. But at Boston Children’s Hospital? Not so much. However, thanks to a new study, that’s exactly […]

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Researchers Are Working on a Way to Reverse Deafness

Researchers from Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School (HMS) used gene therapy to reverse genetically inherited deafness in mice, and believe the same technique […]

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Boston Children’s Hospital Is Using Twitter For a Sleep Study

Can’t sleep? Perhaps you should put down your smartphone. Among other things, a new study by researchers from Boston Children’s Hospital and Merck found that […]