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2011-11-08 21:28:03

Many complications of diabetes, including kidney disease, foot problems and vision problems are generally well recognized.

2011-10-13 09:56:12

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.

2011-07-14 13:10:28

Placebos are "dummy pills" often used in research trials to test new drug therapies and the "placebo effect" is the benefit patients receive from a treatment that has no active ingredients.

2011-05-10 13:54:04

More than a third of Americans use some form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and that number continues to rise attributed mostly to increases in the use of mind-body therapies (MBT) like yoga, meditation and deep breathing exercises.

2011-05-09 21:39:31

There is no doubt that undergoing infertility treatment is stressful, with high rates of anxiety and depression reported by many patients.

2011-04-19 12:20:18

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.

2011-03-23 20:36:01

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.

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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.

2010-07-26 05:00:00

Aptium Oncology continues to provide administrative services at former St.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.