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Get Your Questions Answered About Weight Loss

Weight Loss Surgery Information sessions will provide you with some highlights about BIDMC’s bariatric surgery program and reliable information on weight loss surgery. The session includes a comprehensive presentation on the Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band (LAP-BAND®), RNY Gastric Bypass, and Gastric Sleeve procedures by one of our bariatric surgeons. Watch the video below for more information.

No Time to Workout? Try This to Get Fit in 2018.

A long day at work. Early morning appointments. Plans with family. With so much to do, finding time to exercise is never easy. Putting aside an hour, even 30 minutes, a few times a week seems impossible. But recent trends, predicted by many to grow in 2018, may help you find an effective workout despite

Five Tips for Healthy Eating

We all know it so well. The resolution to get healthy, eat well and exercise at the start of a new year.   Most of us begin well. We pile our plates with healthy protein, fresh salads and fruit and cut out the sweet treats and cocktails.  However, around mid-February, when it’s freezing cold out, the

Treating TBM: BIDMC Surgeons Provide Rare Expertise for Chronic Lung Condition

If you’ve had a chest cold, you know how frustrating a bad cough can be – especially when it lingers for days or weeks.  Sometimes it can be hard to catch your breath or even carry on a conversation. But for Sandra Rocha, a chronic cough didn’t just last for days.  Her debilitating cough lasted

Keeping Food Safe in the Summer Heat

Summertime is picnic time. It’s also barbeque time, camping time and eating s’mores in the backyard beneath the moon and stars time. But this combination of warm weather and outdoor fun can also be an opportunity for foodborne bacteria to thrive. Where foods heat up with the warmth of summer, bacteria have ideal conditions to

Reduce Infection Risks While Swimming

What’s better on a hot summer day than a dip in the pool, pond or ocean? It’s part of what makes this time of year special. Mary LaSalvia, MD, Clinical Director of BIDMC’s Division of Infectious Diseases, has shared some healthy swimming advice to help keep your hot weather recreation plans afloat this summer. As

An ER Doctor’s Field Guide to Dangerous Wildlife of New England

Life is good here in New England. We’re lucky to have world-class health care, great sports teams, four distinct seasons and lots of parks, conservation land and outdoor recreation spaces to enjoy. But every silver lining has a cloud, and that cloud raining on our otherwise quaint, colonial parade happens to be a few troublesome

How Stress Can Affect Your Body

Stress can be triggered by pressures in everyday life, such as work, kids or your job, or by more traumatic events like divorce or an illness.  If not addressed early, stress can have an effect on almost all areas of your body, both physically and mentally. Click through this slideshow to see if you might

Meditation vs. Medication – What’s the Best Treatment for Stress-related Anxiety?

 A Balanced Approach for Treating Stress-Related Anxiety From raising kids to keeping up at work or school, our lives are full of challenges that stress us out. When that stress leads to ongoing anxiety, it can have a debilitating effect on our daily lives. Professional treatment can help, but what type of care is right

Can Yoga and Meditation Help Relieve Stress?

You’re late to pick up the kids. The gas tank in the car is almost on “E.” And you have no idea what to feed the family for dinner. Feeling a little stressed? Your initial reaction might be to stop and take a deep breath. But, have you ever wondered why breathing deeply makes you