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Oct / Nov 2008

Medical news, inspiring stories, and more!

Health Topics: Protecting Yourself From the Flu

Cooler weather, the changing colors of the leaves and the growing requests for influenza vaccine coming into Dr. Jacques Carter's office are a sure sign it must be October. Dr. Carter, a primary care physician at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, says requests for the vaccine start coming as early as July.

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Leading Edge: Stroke Survivor Jeff Washburn

Jeff Washburn loves to run. An ultra-marathoner, he has completed dozens of races, each more than 100-miles long. But one morning during a training run, Jeff suffered a massive stroke - the kind doctors say kills 70 percent of the people it strikes.

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M.D Corner: Q&A with Dr. Kruskal

Better medical treatment starts with better medical diagnosis. And better medical diagnosis starts with better imaging. That's where Dr. Jonathan Kruskal comes in. He and his team perform more than 300,000 radiology procedures each year.

Click here for Dr. Kruskal's expert answers to reader's radiology questions >>

Health & Hope: Barry Forman's Story

Barry Forman works out most mornings before getting ready for work as a financial advisor. But one morning this past July, he returned home from the gym and began feeling pains in his chest and lower back.

"I just didn't feel right," says Forman. "I knew something was wrong."

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The Heart of BIDMC: Meet Sharon Bearce

Most patients and doctors have never seen her face, but they know Sharon Bearce's voice well. Since 1996, Sharon has worked behind the scenes, helping to support Director of Endoscopy Dr. Ram Chuttani and the team of doctors at the center, where they diagnose and treat patients with gastrointenstinal disorders.

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