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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


Birth Control Options at MIT Medical

9/11/2016
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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: 00:09:50


The Student Extended Insurance Plan For MIT Students

6/15/2016
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The MIT Student Medical Plan, included with tuition, provides students with access to most services at MIT Medical at no additional charge. The MIT Student Extended Insurance Plan provides further coverage, including prescriptions, off-campus specialty care, and hospitalization. For coverage beyond the MIT Student Medical Plan, nearly 70 percent of MIT students choose the MIT Student Extended Insurance Plan. Sharon Casey, Health Plans Manager at MIT is here to explain the student...

Duration: 00:06:42


Students with ADHD: Methods for Approaching Studies/Student Life

5/9/2016
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About 11 percent of school-age children in the United States have been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). While many of these children eventually “outgrow” the disorder, some carry their difficulties into adulthood: About 10 million American adults are currently diagnosed with ADHD. Diagnoses of student ADHD have risen dramatically in the past several years, with symptoms similar to those of childhood ADHD: a general inability to focus, reflected in...

Duration: 00:15:34


Managing Type 2 Diabetes with Healthy Eating

4/4/2016
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How do MIT Medical patients use Nutrition services? What resources are available to those seeking nutrition consultations? What role do nutrition and diet play in managing diabetes? Switching to a healthier diet can clearly do a lot to improve one’s health, but it does require discipline and it can be easy to fall back on “comfort foods” that may not be very healthy. Anna Jasonides, RD, LD, is here to explain the importance of good nutrition when managing your diabetes. Published in:...

Duration: 00:10:18


Prenatal Care at MIT Medical

3/2/2016
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MIT Medical obstetricians, gynecologists, and nurse practitioners and Mount Auburn Hospital physicians and certified nurse midwives work together to provide complete prenatal care, including pregnancy testing, birth planning, and health education, as well as necessary tests, support, and encouragement. Physicians who specialize in maternal/fetal medicine are available for women who have special medical or genetic concerns or who face high-risk pregnancies. Nicole Napier, MSM, is here to...

Duration: 00:07:33


Meet Pediatrics-Information for Expectant Parents

9/9/2015
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Anticipating the birth of a child is exciting, but can leave new parents feeling bewildered and apprehensive. Choosing the right pediatrician who will provide great care for both baby and parents is indispensable. To help quell these fears and offer sound advice based on 20 years of experience, today we are speaking with Dr. Sara Neville, Staff Pediatrician at MIT Medical. Published in: MIT Medical

Duration: 00:10:33


Breast Feeding Resources at MIT Medical

4/22/2015
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Breastfeeding your baby is natural and provides good nutrition as well as a special closeness. It can be enjoyable for both you and your baby, but sometimes you may face some difficulties or need some coaching to manage the challenges of breastfeeding. Perhaps you are ready to go back to work, but wonder how you can continue to breastfeed. Pat Bartels, Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Coordinator of Pediatrics at MIT Medical is here today to offer some great suggestions to make...

Duration: 00:11:21


MIT Eye Store

2/17/2015
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Located in the lower level of the Stratton Student Center, MIT Optical is a full-service optical store specializing in quality eyewear. Open to all members of the MIT community, it offers hundreds of eyeglass frames to choose from, including specialty eyewear-all at discounted pricing. They will even make minor adjustments or repairs free of charge-no appointment necessary. We offer hundreds of eyeglass frames to choose from, including major brands, designer frames from all over the...

Duration: 00:09:52


Mental Health and Counseling

9/24/2014
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MIT Medical’s Mental Health and Counseling Service offers confidential assistance to the entire MIT community. Whether you are anxious about a personal concern or uneasy about a friend’s wellbeing, services are easily accessible. To learn more about what’s involved, today we are talking with Drs. Evan Waldheter, staff psychologist, and Rheinila Fernandes, staff psychiatrist. Published in: MIT Medical

Duration: 00:11:45


Provider Profile: Allison Daly

6/9/2014
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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: 00:10:03


Nutrition at MIT

6/9/2014
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For many people, working with a registered dietitian can help them make smarter, more informed choices about their diet. For patients who receive a referral to work with a registered dietitian, MIT Medical’s Anna Jasonides is available on campus for appointments. Today we are speaking with Anna Jasonides to find out more about the help and guidance that a dietitian can provide. Published in: MIT Medical

Duration: 00:10:09


How to Get Enough Sleep at MIT

3/17/2014
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Studies suggest that adults need between seven and nine hours of sleep a night. But the realities of life at MIT often make that number a seemingly impossible goal to reach. Today we are speaking with Zan Barry, senior program director from Community Wellness at MIT Medical to discuss tips and techniques for getting more sleep, taking power naps, and how to make sure that the rest you do get is the best rest possible. Published in: MIT Medical

Duration: 00:11:03


Tackling Homesickness

3/17/2014
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Nearly half of all college freshman feel lonely or homesick at some point during their freshman year. But homesickness doesn’t just happen to first-year students. Anyone in a new environment can experience the strong desire to return to familiar people and routines. Today we are speaking with Zan Barry, senior program director from Community Wellness at MIT Medical to discuss how you can recognize the signs of feeling homesick. We will also discuss tips for how to deal with those...

Duration: 00:09:28


Provider Profile: Jessica Senesi

3/17/2014
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Members of the MIT Traditional Health Plan are required choose to an 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...

Duration: 00:10:10


Staying Healthy When Traveling Out of the Country

2/15/2014
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What do you do when you get sick in a foreign country? Who can you call? Where can you go to be seen? How can you get medicine, and what if you need to go to the hospital? Are the rules different if I am traveling on business or on vacation? We'll discuss what you need to know to stay healthy while traveling abroad and what you should do before you leave right here on Conversations with MIT Medical– Care for the Community. Published in: MIT Medical

Duration: 00:10:50


What Students Need to Know About the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)

2/15/2014
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Now that the Affordable Care Act is in effect, students have many more options for healthcare though the Healthcare.gov marketplace. Some students might even be eligible for tax credits. But, how do those plans compare to what is available at MIT? And what is the best coverage for you? We discuss the questions you need to ask so you can make an informed decision about your insurance coverage right here on Conversations with MIT Medical : Care for the Community. Published in: MIT Medical

Duration: 00:11:17