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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 […]

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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 […]

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Brigham and Women’s Researchers Are Building Stem Cell Models of Mental Illness

As part of a new study, Brigham and Women’s Hospital researchers used stem cells to build models of the genetic mutations behind mental illnesses like […]

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Brigham and Women’s Labor Dance Goes Viral

Ah, the 90s: If you lived through it the first time (glory days!), you thought for sure the fashions (crop tops, military-style boots, floral slip […]

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Lynn Resident Says ABC’s Save My Life Show Actually Saved His Life

Millions of Americans have been watching Save My Life: Boston Trauma every week, but for Lynn resident Dana Mower, the program provided a lot more […]

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Study Suggests Link Between Childhood Concussions and Brain Damage Later in Life

Adding to a growing body of concussion research, a new study from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) says […]

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Brigham and Women’s Hospital Is Building Synthetic Muscles

Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) have successfully grown millimeter-long synthetic muscle fibers in their lab, which could make it far easier to eventually […]

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When It Comes to Hospital Shootings, Emergency Color Codes Don’t Work

It is hard to think that anything went right at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) on the morning of January 20, when Stephen Pasceri murdered […]