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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.
Leaders of a new public health initiative discuss the challenges of raising awareness of Chagas disease, a neglected tropical disease that is likely increasing in prevalence in the U.S.
When COVID-19 hit Boston, it proved just how vital the SPU's trainings, outbreak simulations, and drills were. Nurses were ready to retool hospital procedures in response.
To quell a rising epidemic, BMC has embedded HIV counselors in the ED to increase declining testing rates and connect people to effective treatment.
Boston hospitals and organizations join forces to drive employment and housing programs in the city's most underserved neighborhoods with a focus on sustainable solutions.
The toll of COVID-19 on people of color shows how crucial it is to overcome obstacles to inclusion in medical research. A new focus on telehealth is one path.
After being in addiction treatment during pregnancy, 40% of women relapse within the first year of their baby’s life. Experts advocate for extended support for new moms.