Profile cover photo
Profile photo
Brigham and Women's Hospital
937 followers -
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.

937 followers
About
Brigham and Women's Hospital's posts

Post has attachment
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. 

Post has attachment
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.


Post has attachment
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

Post has attachment
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.

Post has attachment
Nurses at Brigham and Women’s Hospital work each day to achieve the BWH vision by providing excellent care to patients and families, with the best staff, in the safest environment. Now is your chance to nominate those nurses who provided you or a family member with superior care and comfort. Visit http://nurses.bostonglobe.com/ to submit your nomination by March 24th via The Boston Globe. #SaluteToNurses 
Photo

Post has attachment
Last week the BWH community held an event to reflect upon V-Day, a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls. During the event, titled “A Trauma-Informed Care Approach to Treating Campus Sexual Assault Survivors,” a sexual assault survivor shared her story, followed by a panel discussion with experts from BWH and Harvard University. “Sometimes, health care providers feel like they have to ask very pointed questions and get the whole story,” said Annie Lewis-O’Connor, NP, PhD, founder and director of BWH’s Coordinated Approach to Recovery and Empowerment (C.A.R.E.) Clinic. “What we’ve found out is all the patient needs to tell me is, ‘I’ve had something really bad happen, and I need help.’ And in their time and way, they can share as little or as much as they’re comfortable with.”

Post has attachment
According to the CDC, women are now choosing to wait before starting a family. The reasons behind this choice vary, but researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital have developed a data-based model that could help women make decisions on if they should freeze their eggs. “I’m seeing more and more of these patients,” Janis Fox, MD, a reproductive endocrinologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, told Forbes. Fox led a team that published a study to help guide women—and their physicians—on the number of eggs they should freeze to maximize their chance of conceiving down the road.

Post has attachment
It was last #ValentinesDay when Brian Wade received the news he had desperately been waiting for. He was finally going to undergo heart transplant surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital after they had found a donor match. This Valentines Day, Brian got to thank the family of the donor, Manny Lopes, while at a check-up at BWH. Only five percent of donor families and recipients choose to meet, but both Brian and the Lopes family wouldn't have had it any other way. #HeartMonth #DonateLife

Post has attachment
Baby Ilya was born at 25 weeks weighing only 1 lb, 8.5 oz. Like most #NICU babies, Ilya's parents have been at her bedside and calling the BWH NICU ward home for the past five weeks. As a way to ease the stress that comes with having a preemie, BWH's NICU parents were recently treated to a parents-only date night, conveniently located in the hospital. The meal was served up fresh from Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House in partnership with the March of Dimes Massachusetts. In this NBC Boston segment, catch a glimpse of a day in the life of a NICU family and the importance of self-care for both baby and parents. 

Post has attachment
This #ValentinesDay, one heart brings two families together at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Catch the full story tonight at 11pm on NBC Boston. 
Wait while more posts are being loaded