Dr. Curiale explains the importance of follow up care after a stroke, recovery treatment options and BMC's recognition from the American Stroke Association for the involvement in Get With The Guidelines® program which helps patients receive the benefits of the latest guidelines-based treatment.
Dr. Jennifer Siegel shares what gender identity means, the difference between sexual orientation and gender identity, and the different levels of care offered for patients at the Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery.
Sleep disorders are common, can affect your quality of life, and in fact, your overall health if not treated. Dr. Sanford Auerbach shares information on BMC's new sleep lab and the many treatment options for sleep apnea and other related sleep disorders.
The Feeding and Swallowing Program at Boston Medical Center specializes in helping infants and children who have difficulty eating and drinking.
Kerry Pearl, CCC-SLP shares symptoms of feeding or swallowing difficulty, pediatric dysphagia, and treatment options available.
Dr. Megan Bair-Merritt discusses the BMC Center for the Urban Child and Healthy Family, how it helps families in urban areas, and why BMC hopes it will be a model for other healthcare organizations to implement.
A diagnosis of cancer can be a life-altering experience that affects patients and their loved ones in many ways. The Cancer Care Center supports patients during all aspects of their care—from diagnosis through treatment and recovery.
Bob David shares support services available at BMC during and after cancer treatment.
Boston Medical Center is among three Massachusetts based hospitals that offer ketogenic dietary therapy to patients with epilepsy. Physicians and dietitians work closely with families throughout the induction and maintenance phases of the ketogenic diet to offer information, support, and in person food preparation lessons in BMC's Teaching Kitchen.
Catherine Barry discusses the ketogenic diet for Epilepsy. She shares how BMC helps Epilepsy patients explore this diet safely and effectively...
Ergonomic injuries at work can be a widespread and costly problem. Dr. Manijeh Berenji shares common workplace injuries, and the ways you can improve your work spaces and environments to minimize the risk of this overuse type of injury.
Vaccination is one of the best ways parents can protect their children from diseases that could harm them and the community at large.
Dr. Katherine Gergen-Barnett discusses common myths associated with vaccines and the importance of sticking to the recommended vaccine schedule for both children and adults.
Boston Medical Center's VIAP Program helps guide victims of community violence through recovery from physical and emotional trauma. Using a trauma informed model of care, VIAP empowers clients and families, facilitates recovery by providing services and opportunities.
Elizabeth Dugan, LICSW, Clinical Director of VIAP discusses the different services available at VIAP to help overcome traumatic events.
Seasonal Affective Disorder is a form of depression related to the changing of the seasons. Typically, symptoms will come and go around the same time each year. Dr. Andrew Clark discusses the difference between winter blues and SAD in the New England area, and treatment options to help.
Headaches can be common, but at what point should you worry if it's something more?
Dr. Perloff and Dr. Zhu discuss available treatment options for headaches, when to worry if it is something more serious and that if they begin to have a negative impact on your every day life, that would be the time to seek the help of a professional.
The Pediatric Preventive Cardiology Clinic at BMC serves as a resource for patients up to age 21, and focuses on preventing, diagnosing, and treating hypertension and high cholesterol, and ensuring that children stay healthy into adulthood.
Dr. O'Brien discusses the Pediatric Preventive Cardiology Clinic, lifestyle changes to reduce risk factors and additional services available at Boston Medical Center.