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Your Immune System May Play a Role in Alzheimer’s Disease

Though there’s a lot we don’t know about Alzheimer’s, researchers are getting closer to understanding its origins. Within the past year alone, the neurodegenerative disease […]

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Amy Reed, Patient Advocate, Dies at 44

In the March 2016 issue of Boston magazine, I told the story of Amy Reed, a young Penn-trained physician and mother of six who in 2013 went […]

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Even FDA-Approved Drugs May Not Be Safe, Study Says

You know that medicine your doctor prescribed? It still may not be safe. A study published last week in the Journal of the American Medical […]

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Brigham and Women’s Settles Research Fraud Allegations for $10 Million

In 2012, Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) researchers Piero Anversa, Annarosa Leri, and Jan Kajstura published a study on stem cells’ ability to repair damage […]

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The Interview: Sleep Expert Charles Czeisler

Can’t sleep? Boston’s top expert explains why getting a good night’s rest means more than just a comfortable pillow—it means changing the way we live.

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Boston ER Doctor Has to Tell Patients with Amnesia That Donald Trump Is the President

As an ER doctor at Brigham and Women’s, Jeremy Samuel Faust has definitely seen some things: exotic symptoms, unspeakable injuries, objects lodged where they shouldn’t be. […]

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GAO: FDA Process for Medical Device Approval Failed

It’s been more than three years since Amy Reed went into a hospital in Boston for a simple operation to remove her uterine fibroid. But there was […]

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Brigham and Women’s Tool Helps Women Decide How Many Eggs to Freeze

Egg freezing can bring peace of mind to women who are waiting or temporarily unable to have kids, but it may also give rise to […]

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Over-the-Counter Painkillers May Contribute to Hearing Loss, Study Says

Scores of women experience hearing loss with age, and a new study from Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) may help to explain why. According to […]

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Brigham and Women’s Searches for the Owner of a Long-Lost Ring

For roughly a decade, a lost ring has had a home at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH). But this is no ordinary piece of forgotten […]

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BRIght Futures Contest Lets the Public Vote for Healthcare Innovation

UPDATED, November 11, 10:00 a.m.: They proposed, you voted. Brigham and Women’s Hospital announced that the winner of the 2016 BRIght Futures Prize is David […]

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BWH Doles Out Grants to Lessen Health Inequality in Boston

Boston is home to some of the finest hospitals and healthcare providers in the world—but many of them are clustered in one small chunk of […]

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Brigham and Women’s Doctor to Lead $75 Million Research Project

A Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) doctor will lead a $75 million research effort dedicated to fighting coronary heart disease (CHD). Calum MacRae, chief of […]

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Ex-Marine Receives Double Arm Transplant at Brigham and Women’s

John Peck has yearned to be a chef since he was 12 years old. Now, thanks to an extraordinary gift, he’s one step closer to […]

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Radiologists Can Spot Abnormal Mammograms in ‘the Blink of an Eye’

Trust your radiologist. A new study from Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) shows that trained experts can identify an abnormal mammogram “in the blink of […]