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Division of Sleep Medicine @ Harvard Medical School

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November 6, 2019 Announcement
Program in Clinical Effectiveness

The Summer Program in Clinical Effectiveness, a joint program of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School & Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, is accepting applications for the 34th annual program 

January 10, 2019 In the News
2019 Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award

Drs. Frank A. J. L. Scheer, and Steven A. Shea have been selected as recipients of the 2019 Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award by the Sleep Research Society

December 20, 2018 In the News
Emery N. Brown Wins 2018 Dickson Prize in Science

Carnegie Mellon University recently announced that Division of Sleep Medicine affiliate, Emery N. Brown, the Warren M. Zapol Professor of Anaesthesia at Harvard Medical School and anesthesiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital the Associate

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Brigham and Women’s Hospital | Harvard Medical School

Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), a 793-bed teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, is recognized internationally for its excellence and innovation in patient care, biomedical research, and education and training programs for physicians, scientists and health care professionals. In addition, BWH is committed to health equity and reducing disparities locally and through its numerous global health programs.

Consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of America’s Best Hospitals, BWH is recognized for its expertise in heart and vascular care, cancer care, orthopedic and arthritis treatment, neurologic and neurosurgical care, women’s health, and virtually every other area of adult medicine. BWH is the second largest NIH-funded hospital in the country, and has been home to pioneering studies and many firsts, including organ transplantation and mitral valve surgery.

Brigham and Women’s Hospital is committed to providing the highest-quality, patient- and family-centered care. Regarded as one of the safest hospitals

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Harvard CME | Sports Medicine 2020

The Comprehensive 2020 Sports Medicine Update

State-of-the-Art Approaches to the Diagnosis, Treatment, Rehabilitation, and Prevention of Sports Injuries

In the past year, there have been a number of very significant clinical changes that affect the way we diagnose, treat, and rehabilitate sports injuries incurred by elite athletes, weekend warriors, and patients with active lifestyles.

This CME program provides a special and timely opportunity to hear directly from world-renowned physician specialists (physiatrists, orthopedists, radiologists), team physicians and athletic trainers for the Boston Red Sox, Boston Bruins, New England Revolution and New England Patriots, and physical therapists on the cutting edge of rehabilitation about these changes, and how to incorporate them into practice to improve:

  • Treatment outcomes for acute and overuse injuries of the spine, knee, hip, foot, and ankle, along with upper extremity conditions of the shoulder, neck, elbow, hand, and wrist
  • The effectiveness and expediency of physical evaluations
  • Appropriate diagnostic
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Harvard CME | Lifestyle Medicine: Tools for Promoting Healthy Change

This course has sold out.

Space is still available for our December 2020 course, 
Lifestyle Medicine in Day-to-Day Practice.

Click here for details and to register.

 

Alternatively, you may join the limited waiting list for this course using the registration link
on the registration information page.

 

State-of-the-Art Approaches to Help Patients Initiate and Sustain Health-Promoting Behaviors

This immersive two-day course offers state-of-the-art strategies to guide patients to healthier lives. Education includes evidence-based strategies, tools and techniques to effect healthier changes in patients (and ourselves), including nutrition, exercise, sleep, weight loss, and stress management. This course also provides updates on payment structures that reward clinicians based upon patients’ health behaviors and health outcomes.

Past participants report a renewed passion for practicing medicine and reduced personal stress as they themselves learn to enhance their own health and to serve as role models for their patients.

Overview
Our daily work as

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Exercise & Fitness – Harvard Health

Exercising regularly, every day if possible, is the single most important thing you can do for your health. In the short term, exercise helps to control appetite, boost mood, and improve sleep. In the long term, it reduces the risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, dementia, depression, and many cancers. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend the following:

For adults of all ages

  • At least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise like brisk walking or 75 minutes of rigorous exercise like running (or an equivalent mix of both) every week.  It’s fine to break up exercise into smaller sessions as long as each one lasts at least 10 minutes.
  • Strength-training that works all major muscle groups—legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders, and arms—at least two days a week.  Strength training may involve lifting weights, using resistance bands, or exercises like push-ups and sit-ups, in which your body weight
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