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Seasonal Allergies in Adults

4/23/2019
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Dr. Fred Little shares the difference between seasonal allergies and illness, what over-the-counter medications to look for, and ways to identify and manage triggers.

Duration:00:15:08

Common Sleep Problems

4/16/2019
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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.

Duration:00:15:18

Feeding and Swallowing Disorders in Children

4/9/2019
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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.

Duration:00:10:20

BMC's Center for the Urban Child and Healthy Family

3/19/2019
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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.

Duration:00:12:32

Cancer Support Services

3/12/2019
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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.

Duration:00:12:28

Dietary Therapy for Epilepsy

3/5/2019
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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...

Duration:00:12:17

Preventing and Treating Common Workplace Injuries

2/26/2019
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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.

Duration:00:10:48

The ABC's of Common Vaccinations

2/12/2019
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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.

Duration:00:15:46

How BMC's VIAP Program is Changing Lives

2/5/2019
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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.

Duration:00:12:32

How to Cope with Seasonal Affective Disorder

1/22/2019
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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.

Duration:00:10:33

When to Worry About Your Headaches

1/17/2019
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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.

Duration:00:17:44

Preventive Cardiology for Children

1/8/2019
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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.

Duration:00:10:10

Treating Hip Dysplasia

12/18/2018
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Michael Kain, MD, a Boston Medical Center Orthopedic Surgeon, discusses treating hip dysplasia with hip preservation surgery. He also highlights who typically has hip dysplasia, what the surgery and recovery entails, risks of not having surgery, and why it's beneficial for patients.

Duration:00:10:20

Tips for Managing Back Pain

12/10/2018
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Are you among the 80 percent of people who experience back pain at some point in their life? Dr. Chadi Tannoury discusses conditions that can cause back pain, non surgical treatment options available, and when minimally invasive surgical interventions might be necessary.

Duration:00:12:40

The Importance of Voice Care

12/4/2018
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Lauren Tracy, MD discusses the importance of maintaining a healthy voice, symptoms of vocal cord issues, and treatments options for people with voice disorders. She also shares her best advice for keeping healthy vocal cords.

Duration:00:11:48

Inspire Therapy: Breakthrough Treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

11/20/2018
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Approximately 18 million Americans – 1 out of every 15 adults – have Obstructive Sleep Apnea, or OSA. Boston Medical Center Otolaryngologist Michael Cohen, MD, in partnership with the Sleep Disorders Center is pleased to announce that Inspire Therapy, a FDA-approved therapy for obstructive sleep apnea, is now available to BMC patients. Aside from one other hospital in the area, BMC is the only place offering this therapy to patients. Listen in as Dr. Cohen discusses symptoms of OSA, and...

Duration:00:11:32

Sickle Cell Disease: Tips for Transitioning Care

11/13/2018
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Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a chronic, genetic blood disorder which causes painful attacks (sickle cell crises) that can be difficult for patients to manage. Patients with SCD over their lifetime can have problems which affect practically every part of the body. Dr. Amy Sobota discusses SCD, diagnosis, genetic traits, treatments available, and how important pediatricians and specialists are to the transition from pediatric to adult care for patient with Sickle Cell Disease.

Duration:00:14:24

Managing Chronic Pain through Integrative Medicine

11/6/2018
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Scarlet Soriano, MD, discusses managing chronic pain through integrative medicine and what people can learn by participating in group sessions for chronic pain management. She also shares tips for those who cannot attend a group session, what can they do at home to help manage their pain naturally.

Duration:00:13:55

Grayken Addiction Support for Massachusetts Families

10/16/2018
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Michael Botticelli, the Executive Director, Grayken Center for Addiction,and Paul Kusiak, a father of two children in recovery, share the struggles and burdens of addiction, and how the recent partnership with the Grayken Center for Addiction at Boston Medical Center will help parents and loved ones navigate through recovery.

Duration:00:14:59

Vote No on Question 1

10/12/2018
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Nancy Gaden, DNP, RN, Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer at Boston Medical Center, discusses Ballot Question 1 regarding rigid nurse staffing ratios and how this would have devastating impacts to BMC and our nurses, as well as significant ramifications statewide including decreased access for patients, increased costs, and nursing shortages.

Duration:00:16:16