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Concepts like "tough love" and "codependency" are among many myths around family support that can hinder a loved one's recovery from addiction.
One year since its launch, BMC's Health Equity Accelerator is fueling the change needed to achieve racial health justice.
Opioid use has quadrupled in pregnancy, but effective medication options remain elusive for pregnant and breastfeeding persons.
Training program extends education to skilled nursing facilities to reduce discrimination and increase acceptance rates of patients with SUD.
As overdoses become leading cause of pregnancy-related mortality, new fellowship training brings specialists to Obstetric-Addiction Medicine.
The nursing department's commitment to BMC's mission of providing exceptional care without exception was a quality that set it apart, appraisers said.
Staffed by a multilingual, multicultural team of nurses and pediatric residents, BMC's pop-up clinics meet youth where they live, learn, and play.
"There's power in knowledge," says Abrar Al-Faraj, MD, who spearheads BMC's Women with Epilepsy clinic, about empowering girls in their medical decisions.
Infectious disease investigator Nahid Bhadelia, MD says its diverse samples offer the potential to “understand what is driving disparities in COVID-19 outcomes and bridge them.”
BMC’s innovative clinic provides same-day shots and a chance to research barriers to vaccination.