Treating the Whole Person with Integrative Medicine

Treating the Whole Person with Integrative Medicine

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Research shows that many areas of integrative medicine, including acupuncture, chiropractic care and therapeutic massage offer significant benefits for a wide range of medical conditions.

8 Tips to Sleep Better and Wake Up Refreshed

8 Tips to Sleep Better and Wake Up Refreshed

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Sleep tips from Stuart Quan, MD, clinical director of the Division of Sleep and Circadian Rhythm Disorders at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

How to Prevent Back Pain During Pregnancy

How to Prevent Back Pain During Pregnancy

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Back pain is a common complaint among pregnant women. In fact, 50 percent of women experience back pain during pregnancy.

NICU Redesigned with Families in Mind

NICU Redesigned with Families in Mind

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Having a premature baby can be stressful, which is one of the reasons why Brigham and Women's new NICU facility offers a more open and welcoming environment for families and their babies.

Multiple Pregnancy: What You Need to Know

Multiple Pregnancy: What You Need to Know

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You’re pregnant with more than one baby. It’s an exciting time, but a multiple pregnancy can increase the risk for complications.

Innovative Video-Assisted Surgery Leads to Faster Recovery, Less Pain

Innovative Video-Assisted Surgery Leads to Faster Recovery, Less Pain

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A patient was speaking with her physician by phone after a recent chest X-ray when he said four words that would change her life: “You have a lesion."

10 Myths About Contamination

10 Myths About Contamination

Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News

A story I ghostwrote about controlling the spread of infectious agents in animal facilities.

Fighting Cancer: Better Models Make Better Drugs

Fighting Cancer: Better Models Make Better Drugs

Huffington Post

A story I ghostwrote about oncology animal models called “cancer avatars."

Of a Certain Age? Time for a Colonoscopy

Of a Certain Age? Time for a Colonoscopy

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The American Cancer Society recommends that both men and women undergo a colonoscopy every 10 years, starting at age 50.

From Visits to Visas, IPC Helps International Patients Navigate Care

From Visits to Visas, IPC Helps International Patients Navigate Care

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When Ying Zhang decided to pursue breast cancer treatment in the US, she faced the daunting task of leaving her home country.

A Case of Legionnaires Podcast

A Case of Legionnaires Podcast

Eureka

This episode of EurekaLab discusses the outbreak of Legionnaire’s Disease at the American Legion convention in 1976. With sounds effects and compelling music, the spoken story follows one man with Legionnaires.

Lung Transplant Program

Lung Transplant Program

Vital Lines

Brigham and Women's Lung Transplant Program tripled its volume over a two-year period, performing 75 lung transplants in 2017.

Minimally Invasive Surgery

Minimally Invasive Surgery

Vital Lines

Minimally invasive surgery offers most effective treatment for lung cancer patients.

How to Create an Ergonomic Workstation

How to Create an Ergonomic Workstation

HealthHub

Tips for creating an ergonomic workstation to increase comfort, avoid injury, and maximize productivity.

Community Health Workers: A Model for the Global Health Community

Community Health Workers: A Model for the Global Health Community

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Paul Farmer, MD, PhD, an anthropologist and physician, discusses how community health workers helped Rwanda achieve the steepest declines in mortality ever documented.

The Hospital of the Future May Be Your Bedroom

The Hospital of the Future May Be Your Bedroom

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The “Home Hospital” model uses sophisticated technology to offer advanced care in the comfort of a patient’s home.

How to Reduce Your Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

How to Reduce Your Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

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There are currently no FDA-approved, disease-modifying agents for Alzheimer's disease. However, research suggests that some lifestyle factors may lower one’s risk of developing the disease.

Q&A with Elite Cyclist: How to Exercise, Eat and Sleep During Menopause

Q&A with Elite Cyclist: How to Exercise, Eat and Sleep During Menopause

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In this Q&A, Team Brigham Health cyclist, Susan Lynch, explains how she stayed healthy through 20 years of menopausal symptoms.

Men’s Sexual Health: Five Things You Need to Know

Men’s Sexual Health: Five Things You Need to Know

HealthHub

Understanding how sexual health issues are caused, diagnosed, and treated can help men restore sexual function and regain confidence in their sex lives.

Minimally Invasive Surgery for Common Hip Condition

Minimally Invasive Surgery for Common Hip Condition

HealthHub

For those with a common hip condition, known as FAI, minimally invasive surgery can repair damage around the hip socket and may prevent a hip replacement years down the line.

Understanding Thyroid Nodules

Understanding Thyroid Nodules

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A thyroid nodule is a solid or fluid-filled lump in the thyroid. Most are not serious and don’t cause symptoms.

New Depression Treatment: Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

New Depression Treatment: Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

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Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation is an FDA-approved treatment for people with treatment-resistant depression.

Could Loneliness Be an Early Sign of Alzheimer’s Disease?

Could Loneliness Be an Early Sign of Alzheimer’s Disease?

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Loneliness may be an early sign of brain changes that lead to Alzheimer’s Disease, according to a recent study.

Race Across America (Infographic)

Race Across America (Infographic)

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A look inside the longest-running ultra-endurance cycling event

Having Trouble Controlling Your Asthma?

Having Trouble Controlling Your Asthma?

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Asthma affects approximately 25 million Americans. Roughly 5 to 10 percent of these people experience severe asthma.

An Alternative “Approach” to Hip Replacement Surgery

An Alternative “Approach” to Hip Replacement Surgery

HealthHub

The "anterior approach" to hip replacement surgery offers lower risk of dislocation, reduced hospital length of stay, faster recovery, and less post-operative pain.

Egg Freezing: Listening to Your Biological Clock

Egg Freezing: Listening to Your Biological Clock

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For professional women with a lot to juggle, elective egg freezing offers a means to postpone fertility.

Lyme Disease: Prevention, Detection and Treatment

Lyme Disease: Prevention, Detection and Treatment

HealthHub

Lyme disease is an infection that is transmitted through the bite of a tick infected with a bacterium called Borrelia burgdorferi.

How to Choose an IVF Program

How to Choose an IVF Program

HealthHub

With hundreds of IVF programs in the US, conducting a search can be daunting. Here are pointers from infertility specialist, Dr. Mark Hornstein.

Breast Reconstruction: New Surgical Approaches

Breast Reconstruction: New Surgical Approaches

HealthHub

Plastic surgeons at Brigham and Women’s Hospital are now offering women several new options for breast reconstruction after a mastectomy.

Hip-Spine Syndrome: It’s Complicated (and Often Overlooked)

Hip-Spine Syndrome: It’s Complicated (and Often Overlooked)

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Hip-spine syndrome is a condition where both hip and spine problems are occurring in tandem.

Going Often? Benign Prostate Symptoms are Common in Old Age

Going Often? Benign Prostate Symptoms are Common in Old Age

HealthHub

Urinary symptoms are often symptoms of a non-cancerous condition called benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), which most men develop later in life.

Suffer from Migraines? The Most Cutting-Edge Treatment Isn’t a Drug

Suffer from Migraines? The Most Cutting-Edge Treatment Isn’t a Drug

HealthHub

Integrative approaches to migraine treatment, focusing on lifestyle modifications, can lessen the intensity and duration of migraines.

Treating Movement Disorders

Treating Movement Disorders

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For some people with movement disorders, focused ultrasound and deep brain stimulation can help treat symptoms that don't respond to medications.