Latest Brigham and Women's Hospital Stories

2014-09-17 23:08:45

Memorial Sloan Kettering, MD Anderson and Brigham and Women’s Hospital Cited for Exemplary Services DALLAS (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 U.S. News and World Report recently recognized the top hospitals in the country, and three mesothelioma treatment centers made the magazine’s list of best cancer treatment facilities, the mesothelioma law firm Baron and Budd reports. The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Brigham and Women’s...

2014-08-27 23:14:45

B-BIC announces its first two DRIVE grant recipients: Seemantini Nadkarni, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School Assistant Professor at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital for continued development of a low-cost, bed-side blood sensor; Jonathan Thon, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School Instructor in Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Joseph Italiano, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School Associate Professor of Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital for...

2014-07-23 08:34:34

NEEDHAM, Mass., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EH&E, a leading provider of environmental and engineering consulting services, has won the 2014 IFMA Boston Excellence Award for Best Practices in Sustainability for a joint project conducted with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). The award honors a new approach -- commissioned by BWH and designed by EH&E -- that "sets a new benchmark" and establishes a "model of best practices" for the improvement of fire and life safety...

2014-06-24 12:24:26

Michael Porter of Harvard, Elizabeth Nabel of Brigham & Women's, Kenneth Davis of Mount Sinai, Carl Armato of Novant Health and Esther Dyson of EDVenture Holdings to headline event WASHINGTON, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. News & World Report today announced that Michael Porter, world renowned Harvard Business School professor and author of "Redefining Health Care," will deliver the opening keynote address at the U.S. News Hospital of Tomorrow conference, taking place October 6-8,...

2014-01-08 16:26:02

Adhesive may improve how surgeons treat congenital heart defects and other heart problems BOSTON, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When a child is born with a heart defect such as a hole in the heart, the highly invasive therapies are challenging due to an inability to quickly and safely secure devices inside the heart. Sutures take too much time to stitch and can cause stress on fragile heart tissue, and currently available clinical adhesives are either too toxic or tend to...

Severity Of Recovery Affected By Diet Before Surgery
2013-03-21 18:38:41

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Invasive surgery is, for the body, a particularly traumatic experience. However, for many, the greater trauma occurs during the recovery period immediately following a surgery. This is caused by inflammation of fat tissue, which is always negatively affected during a major surgery. Fat tissue is one of the most dominant components that make up the body. A new study, conducted by researchers at Brigham and Women´s...

Daily Multivitamins Offer Reduced Risk Of Cancer In Men
2012-10-17 12:17:39

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online We all know that taking our daily vitamins help us maintain a healthy lifestyle. But did you known that men who take a daily multivitamin can help reduce their risk of cancer? According to new research from Brigham and Women´s Hospital (BWH), men who use a daily multivitamin over a long period have a modest, yet significant, reduction in cancer after more than a decade of treatment and follow-up. The findings are based on a...

Word of the Day
  • 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.