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March 2011

Medical news, inspiring stories, and more!

Top Story

RunnersLong-Distance Running: Train by taking one step at a time

It was a cold, slushy winter. So you decided to stop that weekly 10-mile run for a few months. Now it's time to start back up again. But, where do you even start? Carine Corsaro, an exercise physiologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's Tanger Be Well Center, shares helpful tips and advice. Read more >>

Leading Edge

Navy pilot, Joshua SagerFor Navy Pilot, Sky's The Limit: Undergoes leading-edge colorectal cancer treatment

Joshua Sager was flying high. At age 35, the navy fighter-pilot was enjoying the career he always dreamed of, finishing up his masters degree, and planned to be married in a few months. But when he was suddenly diagnosed with stage 3B colorectal cancer, his world was turned upside down. Read more >>

Clinical Corner

Dr. Janet Li, Section Head of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at BIDMCIncontinence Q & A

Urinary Incontinence (UI) impacts millions of adults in the U.S. Sadly, too many suffer in silence, not realizing it is a treatable condition. Dr. Janet Li, Section Head of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at BIDMC, answers common questions about the condition. Read more >>

Health & Hope

Bill Nawn and his mom, MarionBill Nawn and His Miles of Gratitude

On April 18, Bill Nawn will run the 2011 Boston Marathon not once, but twice. The 52.4 mile journey will be dedicated to his mother, Marion, and the BIDMC Cancer Center where she received treatment for leukemia. Read more and watch his story >>

The Heart of BIDMC

BIDMC Interpreters Lead Medical Mission to AfricaBIDMC Interpreters Lead Medical Mission to Africa: Team up with physicians to bring urologic care

Since emigrating from Guinea-Bissau, Africa to the U.S. in 1997, Bubacar Balde, medical interpreter at BIDMC has dreamed of a ways to give back to his country. That's when he came up with the idea to organize a medical mission to bring much needed health care services from BIDMC to Africa. Read more and watch the story >>

Health Headlines

New Parent? Join The Conversation ...

Mother holding newbornBIDMC now has a blog that is addressing the real issues of new parents. Called "Baby Know How," the blog discusses everything from having a pet that isn't getting along with the new addition, to ways to soothe your newborn's crying. In addition, the blog provides an opportunity for new parents to connect with each other. Read more >>

Senior woman drivingElderly Driving Study

A new study, conducted in Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's Berenson-Allen Center for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation and published earlier this year in the Journal of Neuroscience, helps explain why many older individuals often find driving difficult. The study's findings also offers insights into schizophrenia and depression. Read more >>

Gary GillisPutting A Medical Spin on Sports

As a 30-year veteran sports journalist in Boston, Gary Gillis has covered just about everything. From Super Bowls to Stanley Cups, NBA Finals to World Series, Gillis has reported on the achievements of Boston's best teams and athletes. Now he's writing about sports as it intertwines with health using BIDMC experts on Read more >>

BID-Needham Emergency DepartmentBID-Needham Showcases New Emergency Department

Recognized by the American Heart and American Stroke Associations for lifesaving stroke care, the Emergency Department at BID-Needham is known for its advanced medical technology, shorter wait times and a direct link to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. Take a look inside >>