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Brigham and Women's Hospital is world-renowned in virtually every area of adult medicine. As a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, our leadership in patient quality and safety, development of state-of-the-art treatments and technologies, and robust research programs have improved the health of people around the world.
Brigham and Women's Hospital is world-renowned in virtually every area of adult medicine. As a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, our leadership in patient quality and safety, development of state-of-the-art treatments and technologies, and robust research programs have improved the health of people around the world.

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“Approximately 10 percent of patients suffering from the disease do not survive,” said Dr. Jennifer Lyons, Chief of the Division of Neurological Infections and Inflammatory Diseases at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. “In addition, about half of those infected with the virus are left with permanent neurologic damage. Although Powassan disease is rare, it is important to take precautions and protect yourself against tick bites.” Learn more about #Powassan disease in this Brigham Health hub blog.
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As temperatures rise and summer approaches, the season for flip-flops and sandals also arrives. In this Brigham Health Hub blog post, James Ioli, DPM, Chief of Podiatry at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, advises caution when making the switch to sandals from closed-toe shoes and offers some helpful tips to protect your feet during these warmer months. 🌞
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"Our paper is a myth-buster," said study author Page Pennell, MD, director of research in the division of epilepsy at Brigham and Women's Hospital. "Today, we know so much more and have safer medications to help women with #epilepsy have a healthy #pregnancy. But myths about fertility rates remain. We wanted to evaluate those rates, specifically among women who desired to become pregnant," Pennell said. Learn more about the findings in this HealthDay News feature.
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Alexander Turchin, M.D., an endocrinologist at Brigham and Women's Hospital, discusses the lesser known symptoms of #diabetes and when to seek further medical advice in this Men's Health special feature. #MensHealth
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If you have seasonal #allergies, you may be starting to feel the effects of the spring allergy season. Paige Wickner, MD, MPH, an allergist in the Division of Rheumatology, Immunology and Allergy at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, offers tips to relieve your symptoms.
How to Beat Seasonal Allergies
How to Beat Seasonal Allergies
brighamhealthhub.org
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“Integrative medicine is a philosophy of healing that focuses on non-invasive therapies and lifestyle habits to enhance the body’s ability to heal. At the Osher Center, we treat the whole person by offering an integrative treatment model that enhances primary medical care through a variety of healing treatments,” says Donald B. Levy, MD, medical director of HMS Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
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Janis Fox, MD, and Randi Goldman, MD, who both work in the Center for Infertility and Reproductive Surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital, spoke with Today Health & Wellness about their research and development of a tool that helps providers and patients estimate how many eggs a woman may need to freeze to meet her reproductive goals. #WomensHealth
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An estimated 30-45 million youths, ages ranging from 6-18, participate in some form of recreational or organized athletics. Single sport specialization has become increasingly popular among parents and coaches due to the common belief that it is the best way to develop an elite athlete, but it can result in an increased risk of injury and burnout warns Elizabeth G. Matzkin, MD, Surgical Director of the Women’s Sports Medicine Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
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When Paul Bauer, 74, became winded after climbing two or three flights of stairs, he didn’t initially give it much thought. No longer as active as he once was, he assumed lifestyle changes were to blame. His offhand observation triggered a series of events that would result in Bauer learning he had cardiac amyloidosis, a disorder that causes an abnormal protein to build up in the heart tissue. Now as a patient in the Brigham’s Cardiac Amyloidosis Program, Bauer is the first North American patient to enroll in a clinical trial testing a novel therapy that BWH investigators hope will prove effective in dissolving this abnormal protein buildup. If successful, it could undo decades of damage to the heart in these patients. #CardiacAmyloidosis
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A new study suggests that hormone therapy might help with perimenopausal #depression, but is it safe for you? Hadine Joffe, MD, MSc, Vice Chair for Psychiatry Research and Director of Women's Mental Health Division at Brigham and Women's Hospital, weighs in via Harvard Health Publishing. #Menopause #WomensHealth
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