Latest Beth Israel Stories

Researchers Identify Successful Strategies For Weight Loss
2012-04-10 08:33:24

Despite nearly a third of Americans now being obese, as many as 70 percent say they are trying to lose weight, and many do, according to new research from researchers from Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, both in Boston Mass. The researchers, reporting their findings in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, found that most obese dieters who stuck to the tried and true methods of eating less fat, exercising more and using prescription diet pills had a...

2012-01-25 14:36:32

BIDMC prostate cancer specialist says current screening system may cause more harm than good Physicians advising men whether to be screened for prostate cancer with a PSA test must rely more on available evidence when recommending screening, biopsies and treatments rather than long held beliefs that PSA-based testing is beneficial for all, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center prostate expert Marc B. Garnick, MD, says. Writing in the February edition of Scientific American, Garnick...

Losing A Loved Can Increase Heart Attack Risk
2012-01-10 10:36:14

According to a new study, the newly bereaved are at a greatly increased risk of having a heart attack after the death of a loved one. Researchers from Harvard Medical School´s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center say that a “perfect storm” of stress, lack of sleep and forgetting to take regular medications puts mourners at a severely high risk a heart attack in the days following a loved one´s death. In the study of nearly 2,000 people, published in the journal...

Experimental Potential HIV Vaccine Proves Promising In Monkeys
2012-01-05 10:02:23

An experimental vaccine tested in rhesus monkeys helped protect them from getting infected with Simian Immunodeficiency Virus (SIV) -- the primate version of HIV and AIDS -- and appears to make the disease more manageable in those who aren´t protected, researchers reported on Wednesday. The vaccine reduced the risk of infection by 80 percent among the monkeys exposed to SIV, while monkeys that became infected had lower amounts of the virus in their blood, the research team reported in...

2011-11-08 21:28:03

Study finds that insulin resistance is associated with inflammatory processes that lead to cortical atrophy and brain dysfunction Many complications of diabetes, including kidney disease, foot problems and vision problems are generally well recognized. But the disease's impact on the brain is often overlooked. For the past five years, a team led by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) neurophysiologist Vera Novak, MD, PhD, has been studying the effects of diabetes on cognitive...

2011-10-13 09:56:12

BIDMC physicians lament the devaluation of clinical judgment in today's health care world Physicians who once only grappled with learning the language of medicine must now also cope with a health care world that has turned hospitals into factories and reduced clinical encounters to economic transactions, two Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center physicians lament. "Patients are no longer patients, but rather 'customers' or 'consumers'. Doctors and nurses have transmuted into 'providers,'...

Word of the Day
  • Good cheer; viands.
  • To revel; to feast.
The word 'bellycheer' may come from 'belle cheer', "good cheer".