The blog team at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) is wrapping up 2013 with a selection of our most popular posts. We’d also love to hear from you – what blog topics would you like to see in 2014?
We wish you a safe, happy New Year and thank you for your support.
Carmen Tarleton, got a new start on life when she became the fifth BWH patient to receive a face transplant. A team of more than 30 physicians, nurses, anesthesiologists and others worked for 15 hours to complete the surgery. Carmen’s story demonstrates how the generosity of neighbors, friends, and strangers can restore hope and healing.
Have you ever wondered why most heart attacks occur in the morning? According to recent research from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Oregon Health & Science University, you can probably place some of the blame on your body clock which drives day/night variations in a protein known to be a risk factor for heart attacks and ischemic strokes.