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The Importance of Childbirth Education

If you are pregnant, taking childbirth education classes will help you know what to expect during labor and delivery. BMC offers a variety of classes, including some free-of-charge, for moms-to-be to better prepare themselves for the arrival of their new baby. In this podcast, you will learn about the importance of childbirth education classes and key information that can help lessen any anxiety you might be having about what to expect during labor and birth. Joining the show is Anitra...

Duration: 00:09:50

Healthy Holiday Eating

Eating healthy, especially during the holidays, can be difficult for even the healthiest eater. The holidays may not be a time to lose weight, but you can maintain your weight and not gain the typical 5-10 pounds we have all heard is common at this time of year. Here to offer some tips and recipes to help you navigate the holiday season in a healthy way is Tracey Burg. She is the Culinary/Nutrition Manager at Boston Medical Center's Nutrition Resource Center, Food Demonstration Kitchen and...

Duration: 00:09:30

Why Vaccines Matter

As a parent, you want to do everything possible to make sure your children are healthy and protected from preventable diseases. The diseases that vaccines prevent can be dangerous, or even deadly—especially in infants and young children. Vaccination is one of the best ways parents can protect their children from diseases that could harm them and the community at large. Here to speak with us today about why vaccines matter, is Dr. Sean Palfrey, MD. He is a pediatrician at Boston Medical...

Duration: 00:15:06

90 – 90 – 90 Treatment Target to Help End the Spread of AIDS.

90 – 90 – 90 is a treatment target to help end the spread of AIDS. This is an idea that by 2020, 90% of people living with HIV will know their status, 90% of people who know their status will be on antiretroviral therapy and 90% of people on antiretroviral therapy will achieve viral suppression. Dr. Cassandra Pierre and Paul Goulet join the show to discuss the quality of infectious disease care offered at Boston Medical Center, World AIDS Day (December 1st) and how Boston Medical Center...

Duration: 00:16:14

When Do I Need To See a Doctor, and When Can I Manage Something at Home?

Do I need to see a doctor, or can I manage something medical at home is a question many people ask themselves whenever an injury or illness occurs. Jack Maypole, MD, general pediatrician and Director of the Comprehensive Care Program (CCP) at BMC, is here to help answer that question and many others regarding and the safety and well being of your children.

Duration: 00:14:16

Staying Healthy During Flu Season

Don't forget to get your flu shot! Flu season has begun and even the healthiest person can get sick from the flu and spread it to others. It is very important that everyone gets their annual flu shot. Getting vaccinated is the best protection against the flu virus. Not only is it important for adults to get the flu vaccine, but children over the age of 6 months should get one as well. The more people that get the flu vaccine, the less chance it can spread throughout the Boston...

Duration: 00:08:56

The Importance of a Yearly Mammogram

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and Boston Medical Center is helping build awareness of the disease. As the risk for breast cancer has decreased from every 1 in 4 women to every 1 in 8 women, early detection is key. BMC follows the American Cancer Society's guidelines which state that annual mammograms should begin at age 40 and continue for as long as the woman is in good health. Here to address some common fears that women have when it comes to mammograms is Dr.Greg Miller, the...

Duration: 00:13:06

The Benefits of Acupuncture

Acupuncture describes a family of procedures that stimulate different points on the body using a variety of techniques. The acupuncture technique most often studied scientifically is placing sterile, thin, solid, metallic needles in the skin and manipulating them. Practiced in China and other Asian countries for thousands of years, acupuncture is one of the key components of traditional chinese medicine and for some people, can be a major source of pain relief. Maria Broderick, EdD,...

Duration: 00:07:58

Benefits of Using Your Patient Portal App

At Boston Medical Center, we work hard to meet our patient's expectations. One way we do this is through our patient portal. In this segment, Rebecca Mishuris, MD, Associate Chief Medical Information Officer at Boston Medical Center, comes on the show to discuss how patients can benefit from using their patient portal with BMC.

Duration: 00:08:35

Baseline Concussion Screening for Teen Athletes

When you hear the word "concussion," you might think of football players and other athletes who take hard hits to the head during games. While it's true that those who play contact sports are at great risk, any of us can suffer a concussion while doing everyday things. With kids returning to school, and sports, it's time to learn more about teen athletes and concussions. Combining sophisticated technology and clinical assessment, baseline concussion testing provides your athlete's...

Duration: 00:12:32

Pediatric Rheumatology Now Available at BMC!

The Rheumatology/Arthritis Department at BMC is a referral center for the diagnosis and treatment of all rheumatic disorders with a special focus on scleroderma, vasculitis, osteoarthritis, and amyloidosis. Providing state-of-the art diagnostic and therapeutic services including musculoskeletal ultrasound, joint aspiration and injection, and diagnostic radiology and full-service physical and occupational therapy when indicated, doctors diagnoses and treats the full range of rheumatological...

Duration: 00:09:55

The Importance of Lung Cancer Screening

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death in both men and women. Patients at a high risk for developing lung cancer may be eligible for a lung cancer screening CT scan. The purpose of this test is to look for lung cancers and catch them at an early stage when when they are easier to treat and have a greater likelihood of being cured. Lung cancer screening is a quick and painless low-dose chest CT scan. In this segment, Katrina Steiling, MD, a physician in pulmonary,...

Duration: 00:09:18

A Rooftop Garden at a Medical Center?

The soil is tilled and plans are in place to plant leafy vegetables, tomatoes, cucumbers and more. But this green space isn't on a farm or even in someone's backyard: it's on the top of Boston Medical Center. When you're visiting or a patient at an urban hospital, it can seem that green spaces are very limited. Having access to freshly grown produce can be extremely beneficial to your health. Vegetables are harvested from the rooftop garden twice a week. On Mondays, the Boston Public...

Duration: 00:06:52

Choosing a PCP for your Child

A primary care provider (PCP) is a doctor, nurse practitioner or physician's assistant who acts as a patient's main health care provider for common medical issues. A PCP refers patients to a specialist when needed. Boston Children's Hospital has a network of over 250 physicians as part of the Pediatric Physicians Organization at Children's Hospital (PPOC). Listen as Eileen Costello, MD, discusses how at Boston Children's Hospital we provide a variety of clinicians to help deliver the best...

Duration: 00:08:26

The Healing Pups Program at BMC

Healing Pups was launched in 2012 by the Office of Patient Advocacy, which strives to provide systems for coordinating, investigating, and resolving patient and family grievances. Healing Pups crew member Dexter, a boxer handled by BMC employee Mike Hurley, pioneered this program in big ways. Following the Boston Marathon bombings in April 2013, Dexter and Mike visited the SICU Family Waiting Room. Almost instantly, Dexter was greeting victims and their families as if they were his new...

Duration: 00:12:36

Weight Loss Surgery at BMC

If you or someone you know lives with obesity, you understand the struggles of endless weight loss programs that have shown no results, exhaustion from small tasks and the increase of various health risks due to weight. The surgeons at BMC have performed thousands of successful surgeries and BMC's Bariatric Surgical Program is recognized as a Center of Excellence by the American College of Surgeons. In this segment, Donald Hess, MD, Director, Bariatric Surgery Program at BMC, discusses...

Duration: 00:12:19

The New Model of Primary Care at BMC

No matter which type of primary care you choose, you have a Medical Home at BMC. This means you become part of a primary care team which provides a new, expanded type of care - coordinating all of your health care needs, from helping you stay healthy by reminding you about preventive checkups and tests, to working with you to manage chronic conditions, visits to specialists, hospital admissions and more. How does this new model benefit patients? Listen as Christine Pace, MD and Jason...

Duration: 00:12:39

Sinusitis vs. Sinus Headache

Have you experienced coughing, sneezing, itchy or running nose and eyes during certain times of the year? If so, you may suffer from seasonal allergies. Chronic sinusitis, however, is a more serious condition and is oftentimes mistaken by patients for seasonal allergies. Different factors that can cause chronic sinusitis include allergies, nasal polyps, asthma and in various cases, something making it difficult for your body to fight infection. How can you tell if you're experiencing...

Duration: 00:09:36

The Importance of a Pre-travel Clinic Visit at BMC

The Travel Clinic provides travelers’ health services, including routine and travel vaccines, malaria prevention, travelers’ diarrhea prevention and management, general advice about keeping healthy during travel, and diagnosis and treatment of travel-related illness. The team can provide individualized services to travelers with special travel health needs, including infants and young children, travelers with special medical needs, immunocompromised travelers, pregnant travelers, those...

Duration: 00:12:23

Caring for The Transgender Patient

In 2016 BMC established the Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery. With the unified structure, patients have a single point of contact for their care needs. We are the first center in New England to provide such a comprehensive program and we are a leader nationally in delivery of transgender medical care. Joshua Safer, MD is here to explain the unique needs of this ever growing community and that The Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery at Boston Medical Center follows the...

Duration: 00:13:35

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