Use of a light-emitting electronic device (LE-eBook) in the hours before bedtime can adversely impact overall health, alertness, and the circadian clock which synchronizes the daily rhythm of sleep to external environmental time cues, according to researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital who compared the biological effects of reading an LE-eBook compared to a printed book.
Vivek Murthy, MD, MBA, has been confirmed as the nation’s 19th surgeon general. As surgeon general, Dr. Murthy will be the leading spokesperson on all matters of public health in the federal government and will head the U.S Public Health Service Commissioned Corps.
A study published this week in Genetics in Medicine is the first to explore new parents' attitudes toward newborn genomic testing. The findings suggest that if newborn genomic testing becomes available, there would be robust interest among new parents, regardless of their demographic background.
Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital have found that greater adherence to the Mediterranean diet was associated with longer telomeres, biomarkers of aging.
A team of 35 clinicians, including 13 surgeons, worked for 8 hours and 50 minutes to perform a bilateral arm transplant for Will Lautzenheiser, 40. Lautzenheiser became a quad amputee in 2011 following a life threatening streptococcal infection.
Sleep Disorders Found To Be Highly Prevalent in Firefighters
In a national sample of almost 7,000 firefighters, researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital examined the prevalence of common sleep disorders and their association with adverse health and safety outcomes and found that sleep disorders are highly prevalent, and associated with substantially increased risk of motor vehicle crashes and cardio-metabolic diseases among firefighters.
Patients Who Do Not Enroll in Hospice are More Likely to Receive Aggressive Cancer Care at End of Life
Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital examined how hospice affects health care utilization and costs and found that in a sample of elderly Medicare patients with advanced cancer, hospice care was associated with significantly lower rates of both health care utilization and total costs during the last year of life.
Researchers develop simple coating to protect against injuries and deaths stemming from accidental ingestion.
Amid the changing and challenging health care environment, and with government funding dwindling, a new position of Senior Vice President and Chief Business Development Officer has been created at BWH to assist the leadership team in seeking new sources of revenue and shaping the organization's partnership and investment strategy.
Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) in Boston found that doctors appeared to “wear down” during their morning and afternoon clinic sessions, and antibiotic prescribing rates increased.
A retrospective study led by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), has found an overuse of colonoscopies for colorectal cancer screening and surveillance. The study demonstrated that endoscopists commonly recommended shorter follow-up intervals than established guidelines support, and these recommendations were strongly correlated with subsequent colonoscopy overuse.
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