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  • Are You Sick With COVID-19, the Flu or a Cold?

    Are You Sick With COVID-19, the Flu or a Cold?

    While COVID-19, the flu and the common cold share many of the same symptoms, there are usually differences in how these symptoms appear. In this article, learn more about the differences between...

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  • A Tongue Cancer Diagnosis at a Young Age

    A Tongue Cancer Diagnosis at a Young Age

    As a healthy 29-year-old woman, Kat wasn’t the stereotypical tongue cancer patient. And so, when her dentist discovered an early symptom of the disease—a white spot on the side of the...

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  • Flu Season and COVID-19

    Flu Season and COVID-19

    Getting the flu vaccine is more important than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic as both the flu virus and the coronavirus are expected to spread throughout the fall and winter. While the flu...

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  • 8 Tips for Managing Depression This Fall and Winter

    8 Tips for Managing Depression This Fall and Winter

    The autumn equinox is the start of a risk period for people with recurrent depression, seasonal pattern. People with this condition have multiple episodes of depression in late fall and winter,...

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  • Giving Birth During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Giving Birth During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    In the middle of the night on May 4, Rachel’s water broke in her condo in Brookline, MA. Her husband, Nate, drove them to Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where their first child was born in 2017....

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  • Staying Safe on Campus: College in the Age of COVID-19

    Staying Safe on Campus: College in the Age of COVID-19

    According to The Chronicle of Higher Education, more than 3 in 4 U.S. colleges and universities are planning to bring some or all of their students back to campus this fall. All of these colleges...

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  • Going Back to School? How to Reduce the Spread of COVID-19

    Going Back to School? How to Reduce the Spread of COVID-19

    As fall draws near, schools are announcing their reopening plans. School administrators are navigating the best options for their districts with children’s health and safety in mind. Some school...

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  • What Parents Should Know About Schools Reopening

    What Parents Should Know About Schools Reopening

    As students return to school in the age of COVID-19, school administrators are navigating the best options for their districts with children’s safety in mind. It’s up to parents to evaluate their...

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  • Study: Prenatal Care Visits Didn’t Increase Risk for COVID-19

    Study: Prenatal Care Visits Didn’t Increase Risk for COVID-19

    While some patients have benefited from virtual visits during the COVID-19 pandemic, pregnant patients are a unique group. Many require multiple, in-person visits for measurements, exams and lab...

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  • Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Joint Pain

    Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Joint Pain

    If you have sudden or ongoing pain in your knee, hip or shoulder, you may wonder when it’s time to seek medical care for your joint problem. You may be able to manage pain on your own for a while,...

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  • West Point Dad Overcomes Cancer During COVID-19

    West Point Dad Overcomes Cancer During COVID-19

    For nearly 20 years, Aaron, a 59-year-old from Albany, NY has kept a close eye on his prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test results. PSA levels that are too high may be a sign of prostate cancer....

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  • Having Major Brain Surgery During COVID-19

    Having Major Brain Surgery During COVID-19

    When Paula lay down to sleep one night, she heard a loud rushing sound in her right ear. It sounded like the crashing waves of the ocean. The unusual sound began in January, shortly after the...

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  • New Brigham Health Hub – Visit, Subscribe, and Make Your World Healthier!

    New Brigham Health Hub – Visit, Subscribe, and Make Your World Healthier!

    Brigham and Women’s Hospital has launched a brand new Brigham Health Hub! Visit this new comprehensive resource at brighamhealthhub.org for Read More... The post New Brigham Health Hub – Visit,...

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  • You’re Older. You’re “Going” Often. You DON’T have Prostate Cancer.

    You’re Older. You’re “Going” Often. You DON’T have Prostate Cancer.

    Every day, patients enter Dr. Michael O’Leary’s office thinking they have prostate cancer. They have urinary symptoms that worry them. Read More...

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  • The Power of Radiology to Diagnose and Heal

    The Power of Radiology to Diagnose and Heal

    In 2009, Brett Johnson was a healthy 47-year-old enjoying his life as a singer, teacher, and pianist when he began Read More... The post The Power of Radiology to Diagnose and Heal appeared first...

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  • An Alternative “Approach” to Hip Replacement Surgery

    An Alternative “Approach” to Hip Replacement Surgery

    Contributors: Dr. Gregory Brick and Dr. John Edward Ready are orthopaedic surgeons in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital Read More... The post An Alternative...

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  • Treating Movement Disorders: Parkinson’s Disease, Essential Tremor and Dystonia

    Treating Movement Disorders: Parkinson’s Disease, Essential Tremor and Dystonia

    Contributor: Michael T. Hayes, MD, is Neurological Director of the Functional Neurosurgery Program for Movement Disorders at Brigham and Women’s Read More... The post Treating Movement Disorders:...

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  • Breast Tumors: Study Shows New Drugs Expose Vulnerability

    Breast Tumors: Study Shows New Drugs Expose Vulnerability

    “If it’s not broke, don’t fix it” may be a valid philosophy in general, but not in dealing with the Read More... The post Breast Tumors: Study Shows New Drugs Expose Vulnerability appeared first...

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  • Weight Loss Success in the New Year

    Weight Loss Success in the New Year

    Many people begin a new year with a resolution to lose weight. To help support your goals for 2017, specialists Read More... The post Weight Loss Success in the New Year appeared first on...

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