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2011-04-19 12:20:18

Internet makes it harder for doctors to maintain professionalism With ubiquitous social media sites like Facebook and Twitter blurring private and professional lines, there is an increasing need for physicians to create a healthy distance between their work and home online identities, two Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center physicians assert. Writing for the Annals of Internal Medicine's April 19 Ideas and Opinions section, physicians Arash Mostaghimi, MD, MPA and Bradley H. Crotty, MD call...

2011-03-23 20:36:01

New findings link telomerase activation to chromosome instability and tumor development in several common cancers It's been nearly 10 years since Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) scientists Kun Ping Lu, MD, PhD and Xiao Zhen Zhou, MD, discovered PinX1, the first potent endogenous protein shown to inhibit telomerase in mammals. Now the scientific team has discovered a vitally important new function for this telomerase inhibitor. The investigators report in today's on-line edition...

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2010-12-23 09:10:00

Placebos can be effective in medical treatments--even if the patients taking them know that they're not actual medications, researchers from Harvard Medical School's (HMS) Osher Research Center and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) have discovered. In the study, researchers selected 80 individuals who were suffering from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and divided them into two groups. The first received no treatment, while the others were given placebos, told that they were...

2010-07-26 05:00:00

Aptium Oncology continues to provide administrative services at former St. Vincent's Comprehensive Cancer Center LOS ANGELES, July 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Offering greater access to cancer care services for Manhattan West Side residents in New York, Beth Israel Medical Center has opened the Beth Israel Comprehensive Cancer Center - West Side Campus in the facility formerly known as St. Vincent's Comprehensive Cancer Center (SVCCC). The facility, which originally opened in 1996, was...

2010-07-20 14:10:56

The risks and rewards of inviting patients to review their medical records Technology has placed vast amounts of medical information literally a mouse click away. Yet what often may be central "“ a doctor's notes about a patient visit "“ has traditionally not been part of the discussion. In effect, such records have long been out of bounds. In "Open Notes: Doctors and Patients Signing On," published in the July 20 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine, researchers speculate...

2010-05-11 06:00:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., May 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- EntreMed, Inc. (Nasdaq: ENMD), today announced the addition of Dana Farber/Harvard Cancer Center (DF/HCC) to the Phase 2 multi-center study entitled "A Phase 2 Study of Oral ENMD-2076 Administered to Patients with Platinum Resistant Ovarian Cancer." Ursula Matulonis, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School, will serve as principal investigator. (Logo:...

2010-03-25 12:15:47

BOSTON "“ The Internet has had a profound effect on clinical practice by providing both physicians and patients with a wealth of information. But with those rewards come risks of incorrect or poorly interpreted information that require that a doctor "never be optional." "Nothing has changed clinical practice more fundamentally than "¦ the Internet," write Pamela Hartzband MD and Jerome Groopman MD of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in the March 25 edition of the New England...

2010-03-17 08:00:00

BOSTON, March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Sleep HealthCenters has recently entered into a partnership with Milton Hospital, an affiliate of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, to develop and manage a sleep medicine program at the Reedsdale Road location. Beginning this month, Sleep HealthCenters will perform diagnostic sleep studies at Milton Hospital with plans to open a clinic offering CPAP therapy in the future. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100317/NE71501LOGO ) "We are...

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2009-11-27 07:40:00

A recent study shows that herbal supplements appeared to cause an increase in blood levels of lead among women. Dr. Catherine Buettner of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston studied 12,807 men and women and found blood lead levels about 10 percent higher in women, but not men, who used specific herbal supplements. When they examined herbal supplement use among women of reproductive age (age 16 to 45 years old), "the relationship with lead levels was even stronger, with lead levels...

2009-10-21 07:17:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Palo Alto Networks(TM), the leader in next-generation firewalls, today announced that Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) has deployed PA-4000 Series next-generation firewalls for improved visibility and control of applications, and enhanced threat protection. As a result, the medical center has replaced legacy infrastructure, and enhanced its health compliance efforts. BIDMC is an internationally renowned institution with a...