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Everyone should take care of their health and have an annual physical. As adults, we are so often caught up in taking care of everyone else that we forget ourselves. This summer, let BMC take care of you!

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.

This time of year makes everyone eager to get outside and enjoy the sunshine. “When spending time outside, keep in mind that protecting your skin from the sun is an important part of overall health,” says BMC Dermatology Medical Director, Dr. Christina Lam. 

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.

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