Brigham and Women's Hospital

Scans Can Detect Heart Disease
A coronary artery calcium (CAC) scan measures the amount of calcium in heart’s arteries and high levels can be associated with heart disease, according to a Harvard University report.
The scan shows the presence of atherosclerosis, which can be difficult to find but is the underl…
Strokes Cause More Deaths in Women
Stroke is the third leading cause of death among women in the United States, affecting 55,000 more women than men each year.
Investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital and their colleagues are exploring the effects of potential risk factors that are unique to women, including hormone levels…
Brigham & Women's Shooting
Update:  Police say a doctor was shot inside a prestigious Boston hospital before the gunman killed himself.
Boston Police Commissioner William Evans says the physician was shot twice and suffered life-threatening injuries.
Evans says police were on the scene at Brigham and Women's Hospital within sec…