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September 2010

Medical news, inspiring stories, and more!

Top Story:

Healthy Lunch Recipes

It's often been said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but experts say lunch is key to keeping your mind focused throughout the afternoon and to prevent overeating later in the day. To help you pack your lunchbox - and your kid's lunchbox, too - get some quick and simple lunchtime ideas from the experts in BIDMC Nutrition Services. Read more >>

Leading Edge:

Fibroid Procedure Gets Local Woman
Back In the Saddle Again

Linda Murray is an avid horse lover. But pain and heavy periods began to take her away from activities she loved. The problem was so severe, one doctor recommended that Linda get a hysterectomy. But then she came to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center where specialized gynecologic surgeons discovered the root of her problem-a large fibroid. Through a leading-edge procedure which involved no incision at all, Linda had the fibroid removed and was back in the saddle again. Watch her story >>

Clinical Corner:

Ovarian Cancer

September is ovarian cancer awareness month. Dr. Babak Litkouhi, a specialist in gynecologic oncology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, answers some common questions about this often silent disease. Read more >>

Health & Hope:

Jim DaltonJim Dalton's Story

Jim Dalton was surprised when a routine screening colonoscopy found pre-cancerous polyps. He later learned colon cancer runs in his family. Learn who needs to be screened and why colonoscopy is so important. Watch his story >>

The Heart of BIDMC:

Young Volunteers Make A Difference

For many teenagers, summer is about hanging out with old friends, catching up on sleep and visiting with family. But that's not the case for 30 local students who opted to spend many sunny days inside, learning how to care for the sick. Read more >>

Health Headlines:


9/11 Blood Drive

Remember those lost by giving the gift of life at historic Fenway Park. Join the American Red Cross, the Boston Red Sox and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, along with Boston City Hall, Boston Police, Fire & EMS, and Legal Sea Foods, for the September 11, 2010 blood drive. Read more >>

Tai Chi Offers Pain Relief For Fibromyalgia

The ancient Chinese practice of tai chi may offer new hope for the millions of people who live with pain, fatigue, stiffness and sleep issues caused by fibromyalgia, according to research published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Patients practicing tai chi showed weekly improvements in sleep, walking and mental health. Read more >>

Send An E-card - About Colonoscopy!

Do you know someone who should have a colonoscopy but hasn't scheduled one? Send them an e-card reminder! The cards, designed by the gastroenterology department at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, are free, fun and can be personalized. Or, you could send an e-book which explains in simple terms what a colonoscopy is and why it is important to have one. Read more >>

Need A Doc? Now There's An App For That!

Selecting a physician takes you to an interactive profile from which you can initiate a phone call, get directions and make notes. With this free app, you can search our BIDMC doctors by name, specialty or proximity to your location. Read more >>