Latest Women's Hospital Stories

2010-12-22 07:30:00

WOONSOCKET, R.I., Dec. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study looking at in-person, electronic, telephonic, fax and mail communications that counsel patients to stay on their medications concludes that pharmacists at a retail store are the most influential health care "voice" in getting patients to take medicine as prescribed. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/NE75914LOGO ) The research, based on a review of more than 40 years of studies published in medical journals,...

2010-11-25 08:40:00

A new study, published Thursday in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), says that efforts to make American hospitals safer over the past decade have fallen short. A team of researchers, led by Christopher Landrigan of Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital, studied a reported 2,300 patient admissions records from 10 North Carolina hospitals selected at random. They discovered that in 588 cases, patients were somehow harmed as a result of medical procedures, medications, or other related...

2010-11-16 12:49:00

WOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study by Harvard, Brigham and Women's Hospital and CVS Caremark researchers has found a direct correlation between the amount of a patient's out-of-pocket co-pay and likely abandonment of the prescription, with patients having a co-pay of $50 almost four times more likely to abandon a prescription at a pharmacy than those paying $10. The study also found that e-prescriptions are 65 percent more likely to be left abandoned at a retail...

2010-11-15 09:30:00

Women who are employed in high-stress jobs are more likely to suffer from cardiovascular disease than those working in more relaxed conditions, according to research presented at a recent American Heart Association conference. The research, which was led by Dr. Michelle A. Albert of Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital, determined that women in stressful jobs are 40-percent more likely to suffer from ailments such as blocked arteries and heart attacks. Furthermore, they found that the fear...

2010-11-02 06:30:00

BURLINGTON, Vt., Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- PureWellness, a leading provider of online wellness solutions and the prestigious Brigham and Women's Hospital have partnered to deliver the Second Annual 'Beat the Holiday Bulge' Weight Management Challenge. Studies have shown that the average person gains anywhere from 1-5 pounds during the holiday season. The Centers for Disease Control estimates that 70% of all illnesses are due to lifestyle related causes such as obesity and...

2010-10-06 12:00:00

DENVER, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Medical Simulation Corporation (MSC) proudly announces a new agreement with Brigham and Women's Hospital, a teaching-affiliate of Harvard Medical School and a healthcare leader in patient quality, safety, and education. The agreement includes MSC's endovascular simulation system, Simantha®, and MSC's curriculum and training services to advance Brigham and Women's Hospital's continuing education and patient safety goals over the next three...

2010-08-18 06:20:00

As many as 20 percent of U.S. adolescents have some amount of hearing loss, and the problem has worsened in recent years, according to a new study published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association. "Teenagers really underestimate how much noise they are exposed to," said Dr. Josef Shargorodsky of Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, the study's lead researcher.     "Often the individual won't notice it, but even slight hearing loss may lead to...

2010-08-17 09:55:00

Women who drink certain types of beer may be more likely to develop psoriasis, according to a new study published Monday in the Archives of Dermatology, a JAMA/Archives journal. In a study that lasted from 1991 through 2005, researcher and dermatologist Dr. Abrar A. Qureshi from Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston looked at more than 1,000 cases of psoriasis among women ages 27 to 44. They discovered that the risk of developing the skin condition was 72-percent...

2010-08-16 16:01:00

Admitting mistakes did not lead to more malpractice claims ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Michigan's program of full disclosure and compensation for medical errors resulted in a decrease in new claims for compensation (including lawsuits), time to claim resolution and lower liability costs, according to a study published Aug. 17 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. "The need for full disclosure of harmful medical errors is driven by both ethics...

2010-05-19 19:08:00

TAMPA, Fla., May 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As a grandmother of a baby born prematurely, Elaine Shimberg knows what it's like to see an infant grandson in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and not be able to hold him during each hospital visit. As a woman, she knows what its like to feel a lump in her breast, anxiously await her mammogram test results, and later hear a doctor say, "You have cancer." As a philanthropist, she is helping other women in the community who may someday face...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.