• Valet shooting Feb 9

    Hospital Valet Shot in Eye Sues Brigham and Women's

    A valet at a Boston hospital who was shot in the eye by police as officers confronted a man armed with what they thought was a real gun has sued his employer, saying the hospital’s security staff mishandled this situation. Justin Desmarais, a valet at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, was doing his job on Feb. 7, 2020, when he ended…

  • Brigham and Women's Hospital Jan 5

    Brigham and Women's Hospital CEO to Step Down

    Dr. Betsy Nabel will depart from Brigham and Women’s Hospital after 11 years as CEO to take a job at a biotech company. The hospital said that Nabel will depart March 1 to work with her husband, Dr. Gary Nabel, who left a job at Sanofi to launch his own biotech company. Brigham’s parent company, Mass General Brigham, said it…

  • coronavirus strain Dec 22, 2020

    UK's New COVID Strain Could Already Be in the US, Boston Experts Say

    The new, potentially more contagious coronavirus strains being reported in Britain and South Africa could already be in the U.S., according to infectious disease experts in Massachusetts. “I can’t imagine it wouldn’t be,” said Dr. Shira Doron, a hospital epidemiologist at Tufts Medical Center. “Would I expect to see that variance in the U.S.? Of course. People are traveling...

  • vaccine Dec 17, 2020

    Boston Medical Workers Share Their Reasons for Getting COVID-19 Vaccine

    Frontline workers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital were among the first in Boston to receive the coronavirus vaccine. Shots were administered Wednesday, one day after the hospital received roughly 2,300 doses of the Pfizer vaccine. Dr. Catalina Gonzalez Marques received her shot in the arm after working an overnight shift in the emergency department. The attending physician hopes it sends…

  • mass general brigham Dec 11, 2020

    Mass General Brigham Reports $351M Loss, Its Largest Ever

    With a second surge underway, Mass General Brigham closed the 12-month period that ended in September with a $351 million operating loss — one of the worst in its 26-year history. Fiscal 2020’s losses work out to a negative 2.5% operating margin. The decrease is the largest in the hospital’s 26-year history, and nearly erases the gains the health system…

  • coronavirus Oct 9, 2020

    Brigham and Women's Researchers Testing Moderna's Vaccine Candidate

    Anthony Shivers is volunteering to be a part of what could be medical history. Shivers is enrolled in the final-phase study for the vaccine candidate from Moderna, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. “If you’re going to fight something,” he said, “have something to fight with.” Dr. Lindsey Baden is the lead investigator of the study at Brigham and Women’s Hospital,...

  • TestBoston Oct 7, 2020

    Brigham, Broad Institute to Test 10,000 People for Coronavirus at Home

    In a new large-scale study called TestBoston, researchers at Brigham and Women’s and the Broad Institute will facilitate at-home testing of 10,000 people for both coronavirus and antibodies against it. TestBoston could detect clusters of COVID-19 in the region throughout the fall and winter amid concerns of a second surge and a recent rise in cases. Findings could also determine…

  • TestBoston Oct 7, 2020

    At-Home Coronavirus Testing Kits to Help Identify Hot Spots

    In a new large-scale study called TestBoston, researchers at Brigham and Women’s and the Broad Institute will facilitate at-home testing of 10,000 people for both coronavirus and antibodies against it.

  • coronavirus Oct 6, 2020

    Brigham and Women's, Broad Institute Team Up for COVID Study of Boston Area

    Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard are teaming up for a six-month study of 10,000 people to help them better understand the prevalence of COVID-19 in the area and to help identify potential surges during the fall and winter, they said in a joint statement Tuesday. The study, called TestBoston, will provide…

  • coronavirus Oct 1, 2020

    Boston ER Doc Warns of Second Coronavirus Surge, More Shutdowns

    A Boston emergency room doctor warned this week that if steps aren’t taken now, Massachusetts could soon face a second coronavirus surge and another round of shutdowns. Dr. Jeremy Faust, an emergency physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, said in a series of tweets that he is concerned about the recent uptick in positive COVID-19 cases and deaths in...

  • coronavirus Sep 29, 2020

    More Cases Connected to COVID-19 Cluster at Brigham and Women's Hospital

    The number of COVID-19 cases linked to a coronavirus cluster at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston has increased. The hospital announced Thursday that 19 patients and staff members had tested positive. As of Monday, there are a total of 42 cases connected to the outbreak. “To date, 488 employees connected to the cluster have been tested with 30 testing…

  • coronavirus Sep 25, 2020

    COVID-19 Cluster Reported at Brigham and Women's Hospital

    Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital announced Thursday that it has identified a coronavirus cluster including 19 patients and staff members in two of its medical-surgical units. “To date, 98 employees have been tested with 11 testing positive. Fifty patients have been tested with eight positive. This brings the total cases in the cluster to 19,” read a statement from the…

  • coronavirus Sep 25, 2020

    19 People Test Positive at Brigham and Women's

    Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital announced Thursday that it has identified a coronavirus cluster including 19 patients and staff members in two of its medical-surgical units.

  • Brigham and Women's Hospital Sep 24, 2020

    Coronavirus Cluster Identified at Brigham and Women's Hospital

    A coronavirus cluster, including 10 patients and staff members, has been identified at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, officials announced Thursday.

  • Juston Root Aug 28, 2020

    Video of Police Shooting of Juston Root Differs From DA's Findings: Report

    Police body camera video of a February incident where police shot and killed a man in Brookline following a chase that started outside Brigham and Women’s Hospital appears to contradict the district attorney’s report on the incident, the Boston Globe is reporting. The footage, obtained by the Globe following a records request, shows no sign that any of the...

  • face transplant Aug 7, 2020

    NH Woman Gets Second Face Transplant, a US First

    For the second time in a decade, a New Hampshire woman has a new face. Carmen Blandin Tarleton, whose face was disfigured in an attack by her ex-husband, became the first American and only the second person globally to undergo the procedure after her first transplant began to fail six years after the operation. The transplant from an anonymous donor…

  • coronavirus Jul 30, 2020

    Working to Solve the N95 Mask Shortage

    A new, reusable, silicone alternative to N95 masks developed by MIT and Brigham and Women’s Hospital is getting attention around the world.

  • coronavirus Jul 29, 2020

    Reusable Mask Prototype Would Replace N95 Masks

    A new, reusable, silicone alternative to N95 masks developed by MIT and Brigham and Women’s Hospital is getting attention around the world.

  • coronavirus Jul 27, 2020

    Boston Hospitals Beginning Coronavirus Vaccine Trials

    Two hospitals in Boston are beginning human trials for vaccines against coronavirus. An experimental COVID-19 vaccine developed at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is undergoing human testing. Additionally, Brigham and Women’s Hospital will lead the New England portion of a massive trial to test the effectiveness and safety of a vaccine developed by Moderna, based in neighboring Cambridge, Massachusetts....

  • Face masks Jun 4, 2020

    Mask Irritating Your Skin? Here's What Can Help

    With no clear end to the coronavirus pandemic in sight, face masks are the newest accessory we literally can’t go without. Although uncomfortable, there are some steps doctors say you can take to keep you safer and healthier while wearing masks. “Most people have some sort of skin complaint when wearing these masks all day,” said Dr. Abigail Waldman,...

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