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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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As #HeartMonth comes to a close, we wanted to revisit the touching story of heart transplant recipient Brian Wade meeting the family of his donor, Manny Lopes III, for the first time earlier this month. “I wanted to meet Manny’s mother and his family so I could personally thank them for this extraordinary gift of life,” said Wade, of Portland, Maine. “While I feel so fortunate that I was able to receive a new heart, I’m also sad that it means someone had to die. I’ll never forget that my heart beats because of Manny. I’m forever grateful that I am here today, thanks to one person’s decision to become an organ donor.” #DonateLife 

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Many men over age 65 suffer from low #testosterone levels. As a result, some doctors prescribe testosterone replacement, but taking the replacement therapy is not without its risks. BWH's Shalender Bhasin, MD recently spoke with NPR about new study findings that highlight the risks and benefits of testosterone replacement for men. 

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During #pregnancy, many women experience a surge in hair growth due to hormonal changes happening in the body. After pregnancy, many women experience the exact opposite and instead find excessive hair loss to be a concern. Women's Health spoke with Kathie P. Huang, M.D., codirector of Brigham and Women's Hospital Hair Loss Clinic, to learn more about the causes and solutions available to mothers #postpartum. 

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For people who suffer from #depression or #anxiety, being diagnosed with a chronic physical health condition on top of a mental health issue can be overwhelming. Recent research suggests that this type of dual diagnosis is more than just a coincidence. Doctors once thought that the link between mental and physical health problems was purely behavioral. “But we have really come to learn that that’s not the case,” David Gitlin, MD, chair of the American Psychiatric Association's Council on Psychosomatic Medicine and clinical vice chair at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, told TIME. “These factors are certainly important, but there is also something physiological that’s happening.” 

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It has been almost a month since life-long New England Patriots fan, Pam Vigil, suffered a brain #aneurysm while attending the #SuperBowl send-off rally at Gillette Stadium. While the #Patriots went on to win #SuperBowlLI in a historic comeback, Pam and her family rooted for the team from her bedside in the intensive care unit at BWH. After hearing about Pam's story, the Patriots organization sent Pam a special video message as a way to wish her a speedy recovery and thank her for her dedication to the team. Decked out in Patriots gear, Pam viewed the video earlier this week from her hospital room with her husband and two sons by her side. After viewing the video, Pam’s husband called his wife one of the Patriots’ lucky charms. No longer does the family only say “Go Pats.” Now it’s “Go Pam, go Pats.” 

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The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that hearing impairment affects over 5% of the world’s population. A team of researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Massachusetts Eye and Ear are hoping to address this common health concern after a recent discovery was made in treating patients with hearing loss. “It’s such an important mode of communication. If someone loses just a small amount of their hearing, it really can have negative effects on their life,” says Jeff Karp, Ph.D., a BWH biomedical engineer and co-corresponding author of the study. “If we can boost their hearing, it will really be important.” In this WCVB Channel 5 Boston feature, learn more about the findings and how soon patients could begin enrolling in clinical trials. 

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Remote second opinion options have been on the rise in a variety of healthcare institutions in order to make it more convenient and less expensive for people to get an expert second opinion from a distance. Yesterday, Partners HealthCare, the integrated health system founded by Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, announced that they partnering with Mass Medical International Corporation to bring remote diagnosis and expert second opinions using the Partners Online Second Opinion platform to both physicians and patients in China. 

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We have all had times where we get a bizarre health issue that sends us into panic mode, believing we have fallen victim to a major illness. For some, the health issue can be something as alarming as the sudden onset of bruising which is why Women's Health spoke with Lori Tishler, MD, Director of Internal Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, to ask what you should know if you've suddenly got some weird black and blues. SPOILER - It's rarely a sign of something serious.


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Rates of #opioid prescribing and opioid-related overdose deaths have quadrupled in the United States over the past three decades. According to new research out of Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, increasing overuse of opioids in the United States may be driven in part by physician prescribing. The study's lead author, Michael Barnett, MD, a primary care physician at BWH, told the The New York Times the point of the findings was “not that high-intensity prescribers are necessarily irresponsible in prescribing opioids to certain patients.” But, he said, “Their patients have worse outcomes that we weren’t aware of before.” #OpioidEpidemic

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Nancy Kleiman, also fondly known as “the BWH harp lady,” has recently drawn media attention because of the soothing and peaceful melodies she plays on the harp, but rarely does she ever talk about herself and share her life story. In this Heart and Science blog, learn more about how Nancy, a former nun, was inspired through prayer to use her highest musical gifts to bring comfort and joy to others.
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