Maternity Care at the Brigham Recognized with Baby-Friendly Designation
At Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a new designation recognizes the hospital’s emphasis on evidence-based, patient-centered care and education as mothers make these choices and learn to feed their infants.
For Cancer Patients, Gaining Control Over Hair Loss Fosters Sense of Normalcy
For patients undergoing chemotherapy treatment for cancer, hair loss is one of the most common—and disruptive—side effects of the drugs, which concurrently impact hair follicle cells while targeting rapidly dividing cancer cells. In fact, it can deter patients from seeking treatment at all.
Preparing the Practitioners: Spreading Global Health Through Education
In global regions disrupted by war, poverty, and natural disaster, newborn survival is a challenge, with nearly all of childhood deaths occurring in the first 28 days of life. Preventing those deaths can be as simple as a bubble CPAP, an inexpensive device that delivers critical pressured air into the lungs of a struggling infant.
A Cue from Nature Yields a New Drug Delivery System
What does the leopard tortoise—a dome-shelled reptile indigenous to Africa—have to do with diabetes? New research co-authored by investigators at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology draws on the unique structure of that animal’s anatomy to inform a potentially groundbreaking way to deliver critical insulin.
For Physicians-in-Training, a Boost to Work-Life Balance
A new Partners HealthCare parental leave policy enacted last fall is helping to ease the pressures faced by physicians-in-training who seek to balance the dual—and at times conflicting—goals of career preparation and family.
Lowering Risks for Heart Patients with Fish Oil
New options for patients with cardiovascular risk come in the form of a newer medication recently tested through a clinical trial at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. The drug, a prescription-strength form of purified omega-3 fatty acid EPA, was found to significantly reduce the risk of death in patients with elevated triglyceride levels.