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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...

2009-09-26 07:00:00

COLUMBUS, Ga., Sept. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac today announced that it has joined with the Be The Match bone marrow registry, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the Boston Red Sox to host a free bone marrow drive at CollegeFest 2009, the biggest back-to-school festival in New England. The event will take place in Boston's Hynes Convention Center on September 26th (from Noon-7pm) and September 27th (from Noon-6pm). The drive at CollegeFest this weekend is part of Aflac's nationwide...

2009-08-06 08:08:56

As President Obama and Congress weigh changes in the nation's health care system they must avoid creating a system where physicians are financially motivated to pressure patients into mandated treatments that conflict with their values and needs, two Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center physicians warn.Writing in the Aug. 6 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine, Pamela Hartzband, MD, and Jerome Groopman, MD, caution that health care reform carries with it the potential to create a...

2009-07-14 11:58:22

Earlier this year, a scientific team from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and the Broad Institute identified a class of RNA genes known as large intervening non-coding RNAs or "lincRNAs," a discovery that has pushed the field forward in understanding the roles of these molecules in many biological processes, including stem cell pluripotency, cell cycle regulation, and the innate immune response.But even as one question was being answered, another was close on its heels: What,...

2009-06-04 07:34:05

Leading gerontologist suggests that changes in Medicare/Medicaid reimbursements designed to help prevent hospital falls could have serious, unintended consequences Over the past 20 years, the health care system has made tremendous progress in reducing the use of physical restraints among hospitalized elderly patients, a positive change that has had numerous ripple effects, improving outcomes, maintaining mobility and preserving dignity and independence for these individuals. But, a new...

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2009-05-01 07:35:00

A paleontologist at North Carolina State University says she has discovered new evidence to support the idea that soft tissue and proteins can be preserved over long periods of geological time after a protein sequence was recovered from an 80 million-year-old duck-billed hadrosaur. Dr. Mary Schweitzer, along with colleagues Dr. John Asara of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, Dr. Chris Organ of Harvard Medical School, and a group of researchers from Montana State...

2009-02-04 15:25:00

"QUESTIONS PATIENTS NEED TO ASK" Essential Information Every Patient Needs to Know NEW YORK, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- While hospitals across the country have taken great strides to strengthen themselves in the areas of quality and safety, there is always room for further improvement. Specifically, the growing consensus is the patients themselves and their families can play a greater role -- and feel more empowered - if they are provided with the appropriate knowledge and information to...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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