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MIT's MindHandHeart Initiative

10/29/2018
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The MindHandHeart Initiative is tapping into our passionate community spirit and innovative problem-solving skills to enhance mental health and overall well-being at MIT. Students, faculty, staff, and other experts are working together to launch promising new efforts that coordinate and improve support services and measure progress. Listen in as the Executive Administrator of MindHandHeart Maryanne Kirkbride, MS explains that over time, MindHandHeart will help members of our community...

Duration:00:09:56

Meet Pediatrics - MIT Medical's Pediatrics Service

10/2/2018
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Edward Levy, MD, Pediatrician at MIT Medical invites you to meet pediatrics at MIT Medical's Pediatrics service and how our clinicians, nurse practitioners, and other pediatric staff stress prevention and education while providing a full range of services for children and adolescents. Published in: MIT Medical

Duration:00:10:15

MIT Medical’s Urgent Care Service

7/25/2018
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Did you know that MIT Medical offers Urgent Care service? MIT Medical's walk-in Urgent Care Service is open from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. every day for urgent, but non-life-threatening emergencies. Coleen Collins, MD, physician and Chief of Urgent Care at MIT Medical, joins us today to talk a little bit about how the Urgent Care Service can support you when you really need it. Published in: MIT Medical

Duration:00:11:00

The MIT Let’s Chat Program

1/23/2018
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Let’s Chat is a program that provides students with easy access to informal, free, confidential consultations with counselors from MIT Medical’s Mental Health & Counseling Service. No appointment is needed; just drop in. Meetings are brief (20 minutes), and you and your counselor will determine if additional follow-up is needed. In this segment Leslie Langston, Licensed Social Worker at MIT Medical, discusses some common concerns that students may have, including stress, sadness, anxiety,...

Duration:00:08:51

Birth Control Options at MIT Medical

11/1/2017
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Contraceptives and condoms can help protect you against pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). MIT Medical offers a wide variety of contraceptive choices to meet the needs of your lifestyle. MIT Medical also offers counselling and insurance options to help you make the right choices. Marie Caggiano, MD is here to explain the options for students at MIT Medical when considering sexual activity. Published in: MIT Medical

Duration:00:10:27

Birth Control Options at MIT Medical

11/1/2017
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Contraceptives and condoms can help protect you against pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). MIT Medical offers a wide variety of contraceptive choices to meet the needs of your lifestyle. MIT Medical also offers counselling and insurance options to help you make the right choices. Marie Caggiano, MD is here to explain the options for students at MIT Medical when considering sexual activity. Published in: MIT Medical

Duration:00:10:25

The MIT Graduate Student Dental Plan

8/21/2017
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The MIT Graduate Student Dental Plan is offered by MIT through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. It is available to all MIT graduate students enrolled in a degree-granting program. It is separate from the MIT student health plans. This coverage is optional and enrollment is not automatic. In this segment, Sharon Casey discusses important information and what you need to know about The MIT Graduate Student Dental Plan. Published in: MIT Medical

Duration:00:06:09

Resources for Treating and Preventing Ergonomic Stress and Overuse Injuries

8/20/2017
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The use of a computer, working in awkward positions in your laboratory, and lifting heavy objects are just some examples of tasks that can lead to persistent muscle aches, tendon inflammation, compression of nerves, and subsequent disability that in some cases may be permanent. It could happen to you! The MIT Medical Department sees nearly 300 people a year for problems such as these caused by overuse and/or misuse of computer workstations and other forms of overuse injuries. In this...

Duration:00:16:50

The MIT Pharmacy

7/30/2017
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The MIT Pharmacy serves the entire Institute community—on campus and at Lincoln Laboratory. We fill prescriptions from MIT Medical providers and offer discounted over-the-counter medications and health-related products. To avoid unwanted drug interactions, we use software that checks patients’ medication lists and flags potential problems for any new prescription. Listen as Georgene Bloomfield, MS, RPh, the Chief Pharmacist at MIT Medical, discusses all the special services available at...

Duration:00:07:32

MedLinks- Stay Healthy at MIT

4/19/2017
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MedLinks are students like you. We serve as liaisons between undergraduate students and MIT Medical. We support the health and wellbeing of MIT students—both in their living groups and within the wider MIT community—one-on-one and through larger campus events. MedLinks can dispense first-aid supplies and over-the-counter (OTC) medications and can help you decide if you need to seek medical attention when you are sick or hurt. In this segment of Conversations with MIT Medical, we are...

Duration:00:10:37

Diversity and Race-Based Stress at MIT

3/16/2017
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On campus, MIT has started implementing a series of measures intended to further extend an atmosphere of respect and inclusiveness for all — and of greater mutual understanding among community members regardless of differences in ethnicity, religion, gender, or sexual orientation. Listen as Cecil Webster, MD discusses race-based traumatic stress counseling available at MIT Medical. Published in: MIT Medical

Duration:00:11:42

Provider Profile: Cecil R. Webster Jr., MD

2/8/2017
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Listen in as we learn more about Cecil R. Webster Jr., MD. Published in: MIT Medical

Duration:00:07:07

MIT's MindHandHeart Initiative

2/7/2017
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The MindHandHeart Initiative is tapping into our passionate community spirit and innovative problem-solving skills to enhance mental health and overall well-being at MIT. Students, faculty, staff, and other experts are working together to launch promising new efforts that coordinate and improve support services and measure progress. Listen in as Maryanne Kirkbride, MS explains that over time, MindHandHeart will help members of our community feel more comfortable asking for help when they...

Duration:00:07:25

Recognizing Alcohol Emergencies

1/18/2017
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Alcohol overdose can be a very serious and emergent situation. If left untreated, an alcohol overdose or what is referred to as alcohol poisoning can cause a person to choke or suffocate on their own vomit, or worse they are at risk for death. Listen in as Shawn Ferullo and Don Camelio explain the importance of recognizing the warning signs of alcohol poisoning and when to call for help. Published in: MIT Medical

Duration:00:06:46

Marijuana Facts Explained

1/18/2017
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While marijuana use is not allowed on MIT Campus, the laws in Massachusetts have changed and it is possible that some people might experiment with this drug. Marijuana use by adults and possession (up to certain quantities) has been legalized for recreational use in Massachusetts. Listen in as Shawn Ferullo and Don Camelio explain the medical and social implications of using marijuana and the policy at MIT regarding its use. Published in: MIT Medical

Duration:00:11:16

Get Fit Challenge 2017

12/11/2016
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The Get Fit at MIT challenge is a 12-week, team-oriented fitness challenge open to the entire MIT community. Running from February through April, teams of five to eight people work hard to reach goals of minutes exercised. Teams qualify for weekly prizes, but success is really gauged by lasting lifestyle changes measured by weight loss, improved eating habits, stress reduction, and more. How can you GETFIT? Today we are speaking with Elizabeth Carbone, Senior Program Manager of Community...

Duration:00:06:54

Being an Engaged Patient

9/24/2016
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Patients want to make the most of each visit to their medical providers, but there are so many services offered and details to remember, it can be difficult to cover everything. Being prepared for appointments is a good start. Keeping notes about symptoms and health questions that come up between appointments is an important part of being your own best health advocate and being an engaged patient. Listen in as Cecilia Stuopis, MD, Medical Director at MIT Medical, discusses what you can do...

Duration:00:09:15

Provider Profile: Michele David, MD

9/21/2016
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Members of the MIT Traditional Health Plan are required to select a MIT Medical primary care provider (PCP). And students are strongly urged to select a PCP at MIT Medical as well. Our PCPs include physicians and nurse practitioners. They are specialists in internal medicine and family practice for adults, pediatricians for children, and specialists in adolescent medicine and family practice for young adults. But how do you know which of our many providers is best for you? Today we are...

Duration:00:07:12

Treating Adolescents and Teens At MIT

9/18/2016
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While teens under 18 are not yet legal adults, they have very different needs than younger children who are served by Pediatrics. MIT students are considered adults, even if they are younger than 18. Legally, they are on their own when it comes to making medical decisions and navigating the health care system. But at what age does a teen’s medical record become private from his/her parents? Can they consult privately with caregivers about medical issues (e.g. birth control, sexuality)...

Duration:00:11:20

Community Wellness Classes at MIT

9/12/2016
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Community Wellness is proud to offer a wide range of classes in a number of topic areas to help improve the quality of life for members of the MIT community. Our classes are offered in a friendly, welcoming atmosphere with knowledgeable instructors. Classes are kept small and suitable for all levels of experience. Listen in as Caitlyn McCourt, MS explains the type of classes that are offered through MIT's Community Wellness. Published in: MIT Medical

Duration:00:09:38