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Researchers out of Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School recently uncovered a new way to tell if a man's #ProstateCancer will come back. The findings indicate that if a blood test called a #PSA doesn't fall to low enough levels after treatment, it means the cancer's not all gone and will likely come back and spread. "Instead of waiting to see if PSA has gone up, this can tell you that somebody has not only failed treatment, but failed so badly that they are going to die of prostate cancer," Anthony D'Amico, MD, PhD, senior oncologist on the study, told NBC News. 
Researchers say they've found a new way to tell if a man's prostate cancer will come back and kill him after treatment.
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According to the American Chiropractic Association, 31 million Americans experience low-back pain at any given time. Many sufferers are quick to look at surgical interventions for treatment, but Michael Groff, MD, Director of the Neurosurgical Spine Service at Brigham and Women's Hospital, warns you may want to hold off on scheduling that surgery consult. “70 to 80 percent of the people get better with physical therapy,” he explained. “You should see improvement in the first four weeks," Groff states. In this Bay State Banner article, learn when surgery is best for the treatment of low back pain and what other therapies you may want to consider when evaluating treatment options. 
Only about 5 percent of cases of low back pain require surgery. The majority of cases can be treated with more conservative measures, such as physical therapy and exercise.
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In 2017, BWH will receive the newest generation ultra-high field 7.0 Tesla (7.0T) MRI scanner, which is the most advanced scanning technology to be installed for clinical use in North America. Learn about how clinicians and researchers are working with technology to diagnosis patients, develop treatments and seek cures for the world’s most devastating diseases in the first issue of the new Brigham Health magazine. 
Patients, radiologists, and specialists share how advances in imaging technologies are offering more precise diagnoses.
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Winter is officially here, which means many people will be hitting the slopes for some outdoor winter fun. However, it is important to recognize that injuries can happen, regardless of your skill level. Before you head to the ski lifts, make sure you are aware of the unexpected things that can happen. In this HealthHub blog post, learn about the most common injuries that occur in winter sports and what you can do to protect yourself. http://fal.cn/QUVh 
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Movement disorders are a group of neurological conditions that cause abnormal voluntary or involuntary movements, or slow, reduced movements. The Division of Movement Disorders at BWH provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment for patients with a broad range of movement disorders. “No two patients with a movement disorder are alike, so treatment must be tailored to the individual." said Michael Hayes, MD, Neurological Director for Functional Neurosurgery at BWH. In this HealthHub blog post, learn more about movement disorders and the treatments available at BWH. http://fal.cn/Q-j0 
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Did you know studies have shown that up to 4 million Americans—nearly all of them male—have tried steroids at some point in their lives. In a recent study out of Brigham and Women's Hospital and McLean Hospital, the findings have further shown that steroid use is not just for athletic advantages, but also for improving one's own body image. “There’s a widespread misperception that anabolic steroid use is an issue of cheating in sports, but the vast majority of anabolic steroid users in this country are not athletes,” says Shalender Bhasin, MD, a men’s health researcher at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. “Most young men using these drugs are doing it to improve their appearance.”
How Hollywood ideals are messing with men’s heads, leading real-world guys to take dangerous drugs
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Join Brigham and Women's Hospital in honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and celebrating the legacy he left that lives on to this day. #MLKDay 
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When it comes to questions about fertility, the research and explanations people find can be endless and often daunting to sift through. In this Shape article, read what some of the top ob-gyns in the country have to say about conception, including BWH's Daniela Carusi, M.D. 
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"We have the people and we have the ideas—and with strong NIH funding, we can move these concepts past the idea stage and transform the future of medicine.” - BWH President Betsy Nabel. Dr. Nabel joins the Zetema Project, a unique initiative aimed at enhancing the national dialog on US healthcare by bringing together a diverse panel of top healthcare leaders to share and debate key problems and solutions in the field. In this blog post, Dr. Nabel describes the importance of research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in making life-changing breakthroughs possible. 
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Mandeep R. Mehra, MD, medical director of BWH’s Heart and Vascular Center, regularly receives photos from previous patients who are now enjoying life after receiving a ventricular assist device (VAD) at BWH to treat end-stage heart failure. Celebrating the success of these patients is just one example of the commitment to patient-centered care in BWH’s VAD Program. That culture, as well as excellence in safety and quality of care, earned the program a recertification of accreditation from The Joint Commission (TJC) last month – the 30th successful review since 2009. 
On an almost weekly basis, Mandeep R. Mehra, MD, medical director of BWH’s Heart and Vascular Center, can count on receiving a certain type of email in his inbox. It contains a photo shared by a sm…
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According to a report by the Council for Responsible Nutrition, sixty-eight percent of Americans take vitamin, mineral, and herbal supplements, with 20 percent doing so for heart health. In this Fox News Health article, Deepak Bhatt, MD, MPH, executive director of interventional cardiovascular programs at Brigham and Women's Hospital, reviews seven supplements people with heart disease risks should avoid.
This month, Americans will make New Year’s resolutions to eat healthy, exercise more, get more sleep, and maybe even find ways to manage stress.
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Yevgeniya Rabovsky
a week ago
My mother fractured her pelvis at the age of 89. She was hospitalized in the ER and then moved into the main building, floor ten room 33. The staff and nurses took great care of her they were at her every beck and call. I am so very greatful for their care. Wonderful experience, excellent job team! Thank you very much, I really appreciate it.
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Gerald Young
a week ago
when i was admitted to this hospital under major pain, it really seemed as if it was a burden on the nurses on 14b they treated me very unprofessionally. I have notes from the best place i know of in the jen center green team. thanx 2 the people in the jen center green team i lett the unprofessional stuff on the 14th floor go. from check in @ the jen center to the lab to trina to dr ramani to michelle mathews. you guys make brigham and womens shine.however the nurses on the 14th floor need a education on how to treat patients and have a better bedside manner.
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Brien Durkee
4 months ago
The medical services provided here are amazing. Such a diverse group of doctors in one place, collaberating to work on such complex issues as Cancer. Great Job from the Nurses on up to the Doctors.
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Raymond Bullock, Sr.
6 months ago
I've been a patient of BWH for many years and they have always given me the very best care I wouldn't go to any other hospital for my care at all.
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Warren Currier
a week ago
1/4/2017 I smashed the back of my head onto the roadway at 6:30 AM a few days ago when I slipped flat-out from six-foot-four straight down, skull to pavement, under a little thin patch of ice, under a light dusting of snow. I probably should have gone to an Emergency Department right away, but no, tough guy as I am I found my truck and drove. Later, thoroughly and clearly warned that I may have internal bleeding (in my head!) I waited a few days and went to my primary care physician instead. That was yesterday, Tuesday. After a complete check-up it was determined that I need a head CT and a neck CT and I need to see a concussion specialist ASAP. Considering I could be bleeding inside my skull I figured that getting some imagery stat was the most important thing. Partially slurred speech, increasing dizziness, slower motor skills, a spinning room combined with a statement that I was 45 years older than my wife, were not indications that seeing a confusion specialist was the top priority. No. To see if my brain was bleeding seemed to be the best call. So what happened next? The schedulers at my PCP asked me if I had EATEN! I said, "Yes, I ate some food one hour ago". Actually I had forced myself to eat some cold meat and potato as I sat in my truck before I came in for this appointment. Then they told me that they cannot let me proceed as protocol states the pt cannot eat for at least two hours prior to the CT. I call my wife, a physician, on my cell as I stood there with people in the line behind me and I addressed my wife as 'doctor'. I told her of the situation and she said that they're wrong and that the stomach has nothing to do with whether or not there is bleeding in the brain. "The objective is to see if you have bleeding inside your head! Whether you ate or did not eat has NOTHING to be with finding out whether or not your brain is bleeding" I am likely mis-quoting but I was pissed. They heard one side of the conversation and yet there was no positive action taken. "The rules are the rules" was their posture. Pissed and pushing I was then put on the schedule for this morning at 11AM, one more day later. But if my brain is bleeding from a fall last Friday and I'm trying to get in for a CT on Monday would it not make sense for someone to get me in ASAP? Why is it taking until Wednesday? I'm upset and not feeling well. The dizziness has increased. I say things that are not clear. To recall things properly takes more effort and seems confused when presented. Writing this without spellchecker function would look much different. Writing here is taken a very long time and taken much effort. I fell on the ice-- not BWH. I get that. But as a group of physicians I feel my care should have been taken more seriously. I am going to call my insurance provider and drop BWH today. After I hit POST here I will write to the doctor and state the same. I am sorry but I cannot continue with such a broken system that allows this to happen. I should have been seen asap by the CT people! It takes 40-60 minutes to get there. I need a CT scan for my health. One person in the office told me, "We need to make sure we're going to be reimbursed by the insurance company before we send you for CT, administer any further services. That is not medicine. That's running a business showing concern toward efficiency.
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Ruth Malcolm
2 weeks ago
I had cardiac ablation at BWH. Excellent care before, during, and after the procedure. Top notch cardiologist Dr Stevenson!
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Shah M
3 months ago
The Emergency Room at this hospital is a joke. We waited for more than 3.5 hours in the waiting area to be seen. Staff said no idea how long we had to wait. Pretty bad given we were there for an Emergency.
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Delaney Bannister
6 months ago
Brigham and Women's shuffled me around, and then no one asked my about my insurance, which lead to my accruing a sizable medical debt. My story: I went to a regular checkup - which I would obviously have avoided had I been better informed of the consequences - in December. When I arrived to the Fish Center, I discovered that my PCP had changed offices to the main campus. They had left me a reminder for the appointment VM, which made no note of the change in address, but did contain the new address. I didn't notice because I've been going there for years and didn't even know the address of the Fish Center. I ended up having to quickly drive to the new location and was late for my appointment. When I arrived in the office, no one asked me about my insurance, and I was flustered, so I forgot to mention I had a new healthcare plan. On the way out I waited while the front desk was busy until someone nonchalantly looked my way and said "Oh, you're free to go." A few months later, I received a large bill from Brigham because Tufts apparently no longer cover their services. Tufts Health Plan used to cover Brigham and Women's in Boston, but renegotiated within the past few years, which was a huge surprise to me, because when I signed up for Tufts through MA Health, I had googled which hospitals it covers and on the Tufts Website they provide a PDF list that includes Brigham and Women's. Basically, I'm one of the ones who has fallen through the cracks in a complicated system. With a bit more attentiveness on the part of Brigham, I would have avoided the huge debt with which I am now sitting. All of this for a basic yearly checkup and a few blood tests that I didn't even want run, but which my doctor recommended.
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