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September 2011

Medical news, inspiring stories, and more!

Top Story

Stress Less for a Healthier Life

We all feel a certain amount of stress in our fast-paced society. Some kinds of stress, like the stress that comes from learning something new, can be good for you, but dealing with high levels of stress day after day can do a number on your body. Inadvertently, how we cope with stress can often put even more stress on our bodies. Read more »

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Leading Edge

Robots Now Being Used for Gynecological Cancer Surgery

Surgeons at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center are now using robots to perform surgery for early stage gynecological cancers. The da Vinci Surgical System was first used in prostate surgery. Now, it is being used to perform surgery for women's cancers such as those of the uterus, cervix and, occasionally, the ovaries. Read more »

Clinical Corner

Pain Management Q & A

Dr. Salahadin Abdi, MD, PhD, Chief of the Division of Pain Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, talks about the latest treatments to control pain and what he believes is the future of pain management. Read more »

Story of Hope

Brain Stimulation Can Treat Depression

John Taoultsides has battled depression since his college days. While medications provided some help, the side effects were unbearable. That's when John discovered a high-tech treatment for depression and the renowned center where the studies of the technology first began. Watch his story »

The Heart of ... Fenway

BIDMC Staff Field Injuries and Ailments at America's Most Beloved Ballpark

While most of the 35,000-plus fans are cheering, talking and snacking at Boston Red Sox games, there is much more going on behind the scenes at Fenway Park. Just ask the members of BIDMC's First Aid Team. Read more »

Health Headlines

Early Research Shows Leptin Hormone may Help Women's Bone Health

Leptin, the appetite-suppressing hormone once famous for its potential to combat obesity, may help strengthen fragile bones in some thin young women, according to a small study conducted by researchers at BIDMC and published in the September 2011 issue of the journal Metabolism - Clinical and Experimental. Read more »

Surgery of the Future: Surgeons Using Printers to make 3D Patient Models

Two surgeons who specialize in minimally invasive operations at BIDMC have won a grant to use 3D printers to build models of patient body parts containing particular pathologies, such as tumors or aneurysms, that one day may be used to better educate patients about their illnesses and what will happen during their surgeries. Read more »

BIDMC Top-Ranked Healthcare Information Company In Nation

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has been named the top-ranked healthcare information company in the nation - and 12th overall in this year's InformationWeek 500, a list of the top technology innovators in the United States. Read more »

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