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Improving the Experience for LGBT Patients

Brigham Health recently added “LGBT Health” as a clinical interest in 65 providers’ profiles in the Physician Directory. The listings will enable LGBT patients to easily find clinicians who have demonstrated an understanding of and sensitivity to their health concerns.

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Exploring Digital Health Innovation at BWH

Apple famously coined a phrase that has come to define our relationship with technology: “There’s an app for that.” The sentiment behind the 2009 slogan continues to resonate today in health care.

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BWHers Uncover Compound That Corrects Iron-Delivery Defects

Drawing from a natural substance found in the wood of certain species of trees, BWH researchers recently identified a compound that can correct iron-delivery defects in preclinical models.

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Q&A: Anesthesiologist Reflects on Global Health Work in Rwanda

BWH Bulletin recently interviewed Jill Lanahan, MD, to hear about her experiences abroad.

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A Breath of Fresh Air for Severe Asthma Research

New research led by a team of BWH investigators suggests a reason why corticosteroids may actually aggravate severe asthma.

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Scientists Unlock Ability to Grow Cells That Restore Hearing

The cells in our ears that enable us to hear are easily destroyed by exposure to loud sounds and some medications. The body is unable to regenerate them, so when these cells die, our hearing is permanently damaged.

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‘My Heart Beats Because of Manny’: Donor Family, Recipient Bond

After suffering from advanced heart failure for several years, BWH patient Brian Wade got the call last Valentine’s Day that a donor heart was available.

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Convenience and Compassion: Telehealth Delivers Both to BWH Patients

Today, BWH clinicians collectively see approximately 10 to 20 patients per week through virtual care. That is expected to climb to 100 per week over the next year as the program expands.

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Researchers Develop Capsule That May Last in Gut for 2 Weeks

Upon testing the capsule in preclinical models, researchers discovered it safely stayed in the stomach and slowly released a medication for up to 14 days.

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Nurse-Led STRATUS Course Improves Care for Sexual Assault Victims

To help lessen the health consequences associated with violence, trauma and abuse, a group of BWHers developed a simulation-based training program for clinicians.

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MacRae Receives $75M Award to Fight Heart Disease

Calum MacRae, MD, PhD, and a team of researchers will work to determine the earliest signs of heart disease or new risk factors for developing it later in life.

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New Code Teams for Pediatrics and Newborns Launch

The two new teams will respond to Code Blue emergencies involving newborns Code Blue alerts for children under 15 who are visitors or receiving outpatient care on the Brigham’s main campus.

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‘I Will Never Give Up’: Injured Marine Receives Double-Arm Transplant

At an Oct. 5 press conference in BWH’s Zinner Breakout Room, retired Sgt. John Peck joined one of the 12 BWH surgeons who performed his bilateral arm transplant to share his story with the world.

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AMIGO Suite Celebrates 5 Years of Improving Patient Care

In the five years since the Advanced Multimodality Image Guided Operating (AMIGO) suite opened at BWH, more than 1,200 procedures have been performed there.

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BWH Looks to Increase Flu Vaccination Rates

Staff flu vaccination rates at the Brigham hit their highest levels ever last year. BWH aims for an even higher rate this flu season to further improve patient safety.

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Enhancing the Patient Experience at 60 Fenwood Road

Several amenities for patients, including underground parking, clinics, clinical trial exam rooms, state-of-the-art imaging technologies and even a new cafe will be available under one roof.

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BWHers Team Up to Respond to Opioid Crisis

Supported by an executive steering committee consisting of BWHC leadership, BCORE members work in task forces focused on issues around opioid prescribing and treating opioid addiction.