Press Items for Department: Medicine

7/21/2014 - For the third consecutive year, North Shore Medical Center has been ranked as one of the best hospitals in Greater Boston and Massachusetts by U.S. News & World Report. NSMC is the only hospital on the North Shore to be named to either the Boston or Massachusetts lists.
The Mind-Body Connection
Pervasive and unpredictable though it might be, stress is also manageable. With skills learned through North Shore Medical Center’s Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program, the harmful effects of stress can be greatly reduced, if not eliminated entirely.
Building stamina through pulmonary rehabilitation
Relying on oxygen 24/7 in order to stay alive is hard to imagine, but for Richard Limone, it is a reality. In April, 2009, Mr. Limone was diagnosed with bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia (BOOP), which limits the capacity of his lungs to hold oxygen, resulting in very low oxygen levels in his blood. Suddenly simple tasks such as walking outside to get the mail or even going to the grocery store were a constant struggle. Mr. Limone feared that he would never be able to venture out of his house again without difficulty.
One Breath at a Time
A year ago, Gretchen Benkert never thought she’d be walking distances or traveling internationally because her asthma and COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) made breathing and everyday tasks difficult. In 2010, her physician suggested she enroll in the Pulmonary Rehabilitation program at NSMC Union Hospital as a way to build up her endurance and improve her lung function.
Small Changes Make a Big Difference
More than 20 million children and adults in the United States, or seven percent of the population, are living with diabetes. What's frightening is that nearly one-third of those people aren't even aware that they have the disease.
Family Medicine: Another Option for Your Family
For Lisa Parker of Saugus, a busy mother of a teenager and a pre-teen, the family medicine model meets many needs. “Having one physician for my entire family is wonderful. It is so easy to have all of our care coordinated at one office,” says Parker, whose family sees Christine Valdes, M.D., at the North Shore Physicians Group practice in Saugus.
A Winning Combination
The story of Swampscott resident Steve Simmon's successful kidney transplant.
Diabetes Management Changes a Life
When Kim Briere-Lewis was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in 2007 she realized she needed to change her lifestyle. Briere-Lewis’ primary care physician suggested that she attend the Diabetes Management Program through North Shore Medical Center.
Building Bones: New Treatment Offers Hope for Osteoporosis Patients
A relatively new injectable drug stimulates the formation of new bone and is very effective in treating osteoporosis.
More than Indigestion
Gastroesophageal reflux disease can often be treated with medication; surgery is no longer as necessary as it once was.