For the 22nd consecutive year, Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) has been recognized as one of the nation’s top hospitals, ranking ninth in the 2014 U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll of America’s Best Hospitals.
Changes in Generic Pill Color and Shape Disrupt Use
Studying a national cohort of patients who recently suffered a heart attack, researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) have found that variation in appearance of generic drugs is associated with a greater risk of patients stopping their essential post-heart attack drugs.
In a new research study published in the July issue of Health Affairs, researchers highlight some of the clearest opportunities to reduce costs through the use of big data.
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Boston Children's Hospital will form the new Harvard Center for Integrated Approaches to Undiagnosed Diseases
Will Lautzenheiser, a former professor of film production and screenwriting at Boston University and Montana State University, has been approved by the Institutional Review Board at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) for a bilateral arm transplant. BWH is working in collaboration with the New England Organ Bank, which will now actively search for an appropriate donor for Lautzenheiser.
New Research Does Not Find a Direct Link between Antidepressant Use in Pregnancy and Heart Malformations in Infants
In new research from Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard School of Public Health, researchers report no substantial increase in the risk of heart malformations attributable to the most commonly prescribed antidepressants in pregnancy.
CPAP Superior to Supplemental Oxygen for Blood Pressure Reduction in Obstructive Sleep Apnea: The HeartBEAT Study
Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), the most widely prescribed therapy for treatment of obstructive sleep apnea, resulted in significantly lower blood pressure compared to either nocturnal supplemental oxygen or an educational control treatment, according to a new study from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH).
To find effective, evidence-based strategies to address the personal and public health burden of these falls, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) have joined to support a clinical trial to test individually tailored interventions to prevent fall-related injuries.
The tangled highway of blood vessels that twists and turns inside our bodies, delivering essential nutrients and disposing of hazardous waste to keep our organs working properly has been a conundrum for scientists trying to make artificial vessels from scratch. Now a team from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) has made headway in fabricating blood vessels using a three-dimensional (3D) bioprinting technique.
A new research study from Brigham and Women’s Hospital that compares low-dose oral estrogen and low-dose non-hormonal venlafaxine hydrochloride extended release (XR) to placebo were both found effective in reducing the number of hot flashes and night sweats reported by menopausal women.
Primary care providers who engaged in an online game to solve clinical cases about hypertension management improved blood pressure control of their patients in a shorter amount of time compared to non-gamers, according to a new study by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and the Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System.
Federal Action on Inequity in Biomedical Science Follows New Report from Brigham and Women’s Hospital
The Federal government has reacted swiftly to national concern over inequity in biomedical science following the release of a new report by BWH providing evidence of the negative impact these practices have on women's health. The latest was this week's announcement by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that it will require researchers to expand inclusion of female cells and lab animals in NIH-funded medical research.
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