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Wellness

Music and Medicine Coexist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Vocalists and wind instrumentalists rely on specific techniques, such as circular breathing, to power through long, challenging pieces of music, and to create beautiful sounds in […]

Arts & Entertainment

Mindy Kaling Shows Support for Boston Marathon Team

Mindy Kaling got into the Patriots’ Day spirit by giving a local Marathon team a social media shout out on Monday morning. The Mindy Project […]

Wellness

What Are the Chances?

It was supposed to be a simple operation at one of Boston’s greatest hospitals. It turned out to be anything but.

News

Wellesley College Names Harvard’s Paula A. Johnson Its New President

Wellesley College has named Harvard University’s Paula A. Johnson its new president, making her the first African American to lead the private, women’s, liberal-arts college […]

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Study Says Doctors Often Opt Out of End-of-Life Care

A new study from the Center for Surgery and Public Health (CSPH) at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) found that doctors receive significantly less end-of-life care […]

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Brigham and Women’s Wants Doctors to Prescribe Exercise to Patients

Next time you visit your doctor, you could be getting a prescription for more than antibiotics. Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) co-authored a call to […]

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Physicians in Training May Be at High Risk for Depression

It’s no secret that being a physician in training, contending with irregular hours, intense stress levels, and sudden exposure to illness and death, is not […]

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Brigham and Women’s Performed New England’s First Meniscus Implant Surgery

Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), long a surgical pioneer, has performed the first meniscus implant operation in New England. Using a product called the NUsurface […]

Wellness

A Good Night’s Sleep Could Help You Remember Names and Faces

If you’re constantly forgetting new acquaintances, try to remember this: Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) says sleeping may be an easy way to remember names. […]

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New Study Says Rheumatoid Arthritis May Increase Risk of Death

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA), an inflammatory disorder of the small joints of the hands and feet, may increase risk of death by as much as 40 […]

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Study: Do Low-Fat Diets Work for Weight Loss?

With a new food tied to health risks seemingly every day—this week’s processed meats news comes to mind—it may seem like an all-lettuce diet is […]

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Brigham and Women’s Hospital Has Started Collecting Gender and Sexuality Information from Patients

Earlier this month, in a move to counteract some of the imbalances in the healthcare system, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services declared […]

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Research Says Molecules in Breast Milk May Be Responsible for Some Health Benefits

In recent years, the pressure for new mothers to breastfeed has become deafening. And while a number of factors play into whether it’s the right […]

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Brigham and Women’s Is Hosting Two $100,000 Research Competitions

Tonight, Brigham and Women’s Hospital will announce the recipients of two massive public research competitions: the BRIght Futures Prize and the Stepping Strong Innovator Awards. Each […]

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Two Boston Hospitals Are Studying Aspirin’s Effects on Breast Cancer

Last year, Boston doctors Michelle Holmes and Wendy Chen published an op-ed in the New York Times arguing that aspirin—something many of us already have in our medicine […]