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  • Looking for racial disparities in kidney disease

    Posted 4/1/2014 by jberger

    Building on evidence that gene variation largely explains certain racial disparities in kidney disease, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center researchers aim to learn how the disease progresses at the molecular and cellular levels.

    Dr. Martin Pollak's work is one of seven new research projects underway at Association of American Medical College (AAMC) member institutions. It's part of the commitment of academic medical centers to improve the health of patients and populations, through health equity research that helps identify solutions to systematic and avoidable inequities in health and health care.

    For other examples, click here.

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  • Boston Magazine names BIDMC's "Top Docs"

    Posted 12/3/2013 by jberger

    Boston Magazine has published its annual "Top Doctors" issue, which includes 69 Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center physicians.

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  • What's up with statins?

    Posted 11/22/2013 by jberger

    By Peter Oettgen, MD

    If you’ve been following the media coverage of the new guidelines for the use of statins to lower cholesterol, you may be confused.

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  • Kenya Heart and Sole Afya Njema Project

    Posted 9/13/2013 by jberger
    By Eileen Stuart-Shor, RN/NP, PhD, Pre-Admission Testing
    When most people think about Africa, they think of malnutrition and infectious diseases like TB, HIV, and malaria; and indeed, those conditions remain a concern for the continent. But Africa is also in the midst of an epidemiological transition with non-communicable diseases, including cardiovascular-metabolic disease.
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  • Improving Maternal and Neonatal Outcomes in China

    Posted 9/12/2013 by jberger
    By Jessica Geerling, MD, Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine

    In China, the cesarean delivery rate is more than 46 percent. At the same time, labor analgesia varies widely, with less than one percent of women receiving pain relief anesthesia during delivery.
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