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Jacqueline Burning is an 81-year-old woman in good health, from Leicester, Massachusetts. However, in 2013, she began having trouble swallowing whenever she’d try to eat or drink and she was losing weight. She visited her primary care doctor. Tests revealed that she had developed a Zenker’s diverticulum.

Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a chronic, genetic blood disorder which causes painful attacks that can be especially difficult for kids in their childhood and teenage years. Pediatric physicians at BMC are working hard to ensure that these patients get the proper and personalized care they need to live as normal a life as they can.

Do you need to see a dermatologist right away, but can’t find the time to get to BMC? Now, you can communicate with a dermatologist anytime and anywhere, because Boston University Dermatology at BMC is offering safe and secure online consultations.

If you are living with HIV, making acupuncture part of your treatment can help to reduce the side effects of medication and enhance your daily life. Acupuncture involves the placing of thin needles in various locations on the body to help alleviate specific symptoms.

Migraines, nausea, dizziness, prolonged difficulty focusing: Today concussions are being taken more seriously than ever as greater awareness of their impact captivates media attention worldwide, sending afflicted young athletes and children with non-sports related head trauma to specialists for urgent treatment in higher volumes.

Starting on July 10, BMC will launch a new program designed to educate and help patients get on the road to a smoke-free life. The hospital will host the first meeting of its new Smoking Cessation Clinic, featuring group sessions and the opportunity for individual counseling.