A nomination misfire

...The Yale-educated Murthy, whose day job is working as an internal medicine physician at Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital, completed his residency only eight years ago.U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., perhaps said it best...

Physical therapy or surgery for knee pain

...better option. Dr. Jeffrey Katz, professor of orthopedic surgery at Harvard and co-director of the Brigham and Women's Hospital Spine Center, and colleagues from seven large hospitals around the country studied 351 patients age 45 and older...

Old public buildings plagued by more than leaks

...Still, sometimes such ugliness has its champions.In Chicago, preservationists have been fighting to save Prentice Women's Hospital, a concrete, cloverleaf-shape 1974 structure. In New Haven, Conn., the 1972 Veterans Memorial Coliseum was demolished...

Students paired with programs

...students. None did more rough-housing than Jonathan Opraseuth, 28, who will be training in radiology at Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston, where he really wanted to go. But, the Atlanta native promised, "I'll be back." Many MCG students...

Pregnancy boosts stress of heart defects

...five such women will have serious heart complications during pregnancy, cardiologists at Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital reported earlier this year. That study tracked 90 pregnancies among congenital heart patients. Mothers at highest...

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Alexa Marie Hill

Matthew and Pamela Hill, of Whitsett, N.C., are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter. Alexa Marie, born June 20, 2006, at Women's Hospital in Greensboro, N.C.

Floss or die: Bad gums linked to heart disease, premature births

...gum disease - or at least some infection - promotes heart disease got a boost recently from research at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. It showed that men with blood evidence of chronic infections have triple the risk of heart disease...

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Drug combination increases risk of heart attack

...The cost and risks of Plavix don't justify expanding its use for prevention, Dr. Marc Pfeffer of Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and Dr. John Jarco of the New England Journal of Medicine write in an editorial in the journal, which...

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Fish oil doesn't seem to reduce cancer risk

...whether fish oil reduces cancer risks, said Julie Buring, a chronic disease researcher at Harvard's Brigham and Women's Hospital, who was not involved in the study. "It doesn't tell us it's unlikely or likely," Buring said. "What is...

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Study: Beta carotene pills may protect some from prostate cancer

...for those who get relatively little beta carotene in their diets. On Monday, Dr. Meir Stampfer of Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston presented more data from the physicians study suggesting that the supplements might indeed help protect...

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