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Boston Surgeon in Hospital Shooting Dies

Cops think shooter 'had some issue' with dead mom's treatment

(Newser) - The Brigham and Women's Hospital cardiovascular surgeon shot twice yesterday by a lone gunman who police believe was upset by his mother's death has succumbed to his injuries, reports the Boston Globe . Dr. Michael Davidson died late yesterday, roughly 12 hours after police say 55-year-old Stephen Pasceri walked... More »

Surgeon Shot at Boston Hospital; Suspect Dead

Reportedly of self-inflicted gunshot wound at Brigham and Women's

(Newser) - A male cardiac surgeon is in critical condition after a shooting this morning at Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital, reports CBS . The hospital confirmed the incident via Facebook post , saying, "There has been a shooting in the Shapiro building, and the suspect has been apprehended. The Shapiro... More »

Romneys Opening Center to Fight Brain Disease

Will focus on Alzheimer's, multiple sclerosis, and other ailments with no cure

(Newser) - Their legacy already established in politics, Mitt Romney and his wife, Ann, are working to leave a lasting mark on neuroscience. Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital today will announce the launch of the Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases, a venture funded by the Romneys and their expansive... More »

Amputee Gets New Hands

Double-transplant is successful in Boston

(Newser) - Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital is renowned for face transplants, but it can do miracles with hands, too: A 65-year-old who lost his lower arms to a blood infection got a new set in a successful double-transplant, reports the Boston Globe . “It’s just like you can... More »

Boston Hospital Performs US' 1st Full Face Transplant

25-year-old construction worker gets new face

(Newser) - A Boston hospital has performed the nation's first full face transplant, the AP reports. Dallas Weins, a Texas construction worker badly disfigured and blinded in a 2008 power line accident, underwent a 15-hour operation in which parts of a deceased donor's face were transplanted onto his skull. Weins will not... More »

Johns Hopkins Tops Hospital Rankings

Mayo Clinic, UCLA follow in US News rankings

(Newser) - Johns Hopkins has been named America’s best hospital for the 19th year in a row, the Baltimore Sun reports. The closely followed US News & World Report rankings placed Hopkins first in rheumatology, urology, and ear, nose and throat; it was second in neurology and neurosurgery, geriatrics, gynecology, ophthalmology,... More »

Vitamins Lower Risk of Vision Loss: Study

B vitamins, folic acid shown to decrease macular degeneration

(Newser) - Folic acid and two B vitamins lowered the risk of vision loss in middle-age women who took the supplements for several years as part of a study, the Boston Globe reports. The study by researchers at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital found that the combination lowered... More »

Bad Bosses May Be Deadly

Crummy leaders linked to workers' heart attacks

(Newser) - Your incompetent boss could give you a heart attack, the Boston Globe reports. New research shows workers whose bosses are inconsiderate, uncommunicative and poor advocates for their employees are about 60% more likely to suffer a heart attack or other serious cardiac issues. Employees whose bosses have solid leadership skills... More »

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