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Otolaryngology Nurse Achieves Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree

Congratulations to Kate McDonough, RN, DNP, who has earned nursing’s highest academic distinction. Read more

Breast Cancer Awareness Month at BMC

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and BMC is "thinking pink" all month long, with a variety of events and special observances on campus and in the community. Read more

Halloween Safety Tips

Autumn brings Halloween – a fun holiday when kids get to decorate pumpkins, dress up in costumes, and go trick-or-treating. When preparing for Halloween, BMC wants you to keep the following safety tips in mind. Read more


Help Your Child Settle into the New School Year

Starting school involves many changes for your child including new schools, teachers, classmates, routines, and school work. These changes can cause feelings of anxiety, sadness, or anger, resulting in changes in their mood or behavior. Read more

BMC to Host National Prescription Drug Take-Back Event

On September 26, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Boston Medical Center will be a host site for the Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) 10th annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Read more

Prostate Cancer Care

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Now is the perfect time to think about the issue of men's health, and to schedule a prostate screening. Read more

BMC's Physicians Treat Baby with Craniosynostosis

When Viviana noticed that her one month old daughter, Diana's, head was misshapen, she decided to make an appointment at Boston Medical Center to meet with a specialist. Read more

September is Hunger Action Month

Did you know that 1 in 6 people struggle with hunger? According to Feeding America, 46.5 million people in the U.S. use their network to locate food banks in their area so they can find and eat a nutritious meal. Read more


The Pediatric Concussion Clinic at BMC

When your child suffers a concussion, Boston Medical Center's Department of Pediatric Neurology is here to help. Dr. Alcy Torres is a Pediatric Neurologist and Director of the Pediatric Concussion program. Read more

Labor Day Weekend Safety Tips

Labor Day weekend marks one of the last weekends of summer. It's a time to be outside enjoying the warm weather and spending time with family and friends. Read more

Boston Business Journal Honors Thea James, MD

Congratulations to Thea James, MD! Dr. James was recently chosen as one of the 2015 Healthcare Heroes award recipients by the Boston Business Journal. Read more

BMC Orthopaedic Surgeon Awarded Prestigious Fellowship

BMC congratulates Xinning "Tiger" Li, MD, who has received the prestigious 2015 North American Traveling Fellowship (NATF) from the American Orthopaedic Association (AOA). Read more

A Primary Care Doctor Close to Home

At Boston Medical Center, everyone is encouraged to have a primary care physician. We offer adult general internal medicine, family medicine, and a geriatric clinic. Read more

August is Children's Eye Health & Safety Month

Making sure that your child's vision and eyes are developing properly is important because basic visual skills are necessary as they are growing and learning. Read more


Graduate Medical Education at BMC

We welcome more than 200 new faces to campus: the latest group of interns, residents, and fellows joined our training programs in more than 40 fields, including Pediatrics, Cardiology, Surgical Critical Care, and Addiction Psychiatry. Read more

BMC Plays a Starring Role in New TV Series

Television viewers across the U.S. now have the opportunity to step inside and experience life at Boston Medical Center. Read more

BMC's Medical Team Save 4 Year Old Brendan's Life

Fourteen years ago, BMC saved Brendan Henrique's life. Today, he is at the top of his class and hoping to attend Harvard in the fall. Read more

BMC Launches New Smoking Cessation Clinic

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. Read more


Remembering David Seldin, 1957-2015

David Seldin, MD, PhD, Chief of the Section of Hematology-Oncology at BMC and BUSM, died Saturday, June 27, 2015, of prostate cancer at age 58. Read more

Internal and Preventive Medicine Combined Residency Launched at BMC

Furthering our commitment to the communities we serve, BMC has launched an internal medicine and preventive medicine combined residency program. Read more

Construction Heating Up This Summer on BMC Campus

If you have visited our campus recently, you may have noticed that BMC is well underway with construction. Read more

Lyme Disease Prevention Tips

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), an estimated 300,000 Lyme disease infections occur each year. Read more

How to Teach Your Child to Ride a Bike

Learning to ride a bike can be a rewarding milestone in your child's life. Follow these simple steps. Read more

Learn more about the Sarcoidosis Center

Sarcoidosis is defined as "a multisystem disease of unknown origin." While it can have many symptoms, some patients with sarcoidosis may show no signs of the disease. Read more


Grilling Safety Tips

Spring is here and the sun is out, which means it's time to start firing up the grill. Cookouts are a great way to spend time with friends and family outside while enjoying the nice weather. Read more

Do You Have a Career or a Passion That Depends On Your Voice?

If so, then you are a professional voice user. Professional voice users can be singers, teachers, actors, or have any other career where voice use is a daily requirement. Read more

Boost Your Stroke Knowledge during Stroke Awareness Month

According to the American Stroke Association, stroke kills nearly 140,000 people each year. It is the fourth leading cause of death, and a leading cause of disability, in the U.S. Read more

Katie Cochrane Honored as BMC's First "Nominate a Nurse" Winner

Congratulations to Kathleen "Katie" Cochrane as Boston Medical Center's inaugural "Nominate a Nurse" contest winner! Read more

How to Survive Spring Allergies

At last, warm weather is here and trees are beginning to bloom! That also means spring allergies are flaring up again. Read more

Celebrating Nurses!

With spring each year comes the blooming of flowers, longer days, the promise of school vacation and…the celebration of nurses everywhere! Read more


April is National Distracted Driving Month

We've all seen it: the car in front of us on the highway, drifting slowly out of its lane before correcting itself, only to start drifting again seconds later. Read more

Expertise in Treating Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Cancers

Hepatobiliary cancers include cancers of the liver ("hepato") as well as the bile ducts and gall bladder (biliary) and are among the most common tumors. Read more

The Autism Resource Program at BMC

April is National Autism Awareness Month. Celebrating awareness, action, inclusion, acceptance, and appreciation. Read more

BMC Named Among "150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare"

The national list includes medical groups, ambulatory surgery centers, home health providers and hospitals and health systems and more. Read more

Rehabilitation at BMC for Patients with Multiple Sclerosis

Neuro rehab services can make a difference in the lives of patients diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Read more


Spring Training 101: A Beginner's Guide to Running

After a season spent indoors (and perhaps, many hours logged on the couch), establishing or re-establishing exercise routines can prove challenging. Read more

Comprehensive Pediatric Cardiac Care in a Heartbeat

BMC's team of pediatric cardiologists offer evaluation and comprehensive non-invasive cardiac care through all stages of infancy and childhood. Read more

Treating Pediatric Concussion at BMC

Treating Pediatric Concussion at BMC

Today concussions are being taken more seriously than ever as greater awareness of their impact captivates media attention worldwide Read more

BMC Cardiologist Emelia J. Benjamin, MD, ScM, Receives AHA's Paul Dudley White Award

The American Heart Association (AHA) recently honored Dr. Benjamin its most prestigious tribute: the Paul Dudley White Award. Read more

March is National Nutrition Month

"In our fast paced society it is increasingly difficult to take time for ourselves." says Kenya Palmer, Nurse Practitioner in BMC's Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Nutrition, & Weight Management. Read more

Need to get your Blood Drawn? We've Moved

If you arrive on campus and are not sure where to go, look for our directional signs or ask BMC security personnel or staff. Read more

Stronger Together

We are stronger when we have the support of our loved ones and our community. The health of all of us depends on each and every one of us. See how BMC supports you

Boston Magazine features BMC's Demonstration Kitchen

Did you know that canola oil is just as healthy as olive oil, but is significantly less expensive? This is exactly the kind of trivia that Tracey Burg, a registered dietitian and chef, shares with patients. Read more

Head and Neck Cancer Center of Excellence

Cancers of the head and neck can have a huge impact on someone's life – from affecting speech, swallowing, and breathing, to one's self esteem because of the disease and its treatment. Read more


Heart Month is Here! Learn to "Lighten Up" Your Favorite Foods

February is Heart Month: a time to remember your heart, and how you can keep yourself healthy. Read more

Under Construction Today. Building for Tomorrow.

If you've visited our campus recently, then you've noticed that we are under construction! We're building tomorrow's health care campus, today. Read more

Seasonal Affective Disorder

"During the long winter, up to 20% of New Englanders will suffer mild to severe depression," says Sherry Nykiel, MD, Medical Director of Outpatient Psychiatric Services at Boston Medical Center. Read more

Pediatric Pain Clinic Opens at BMC

Does your child suffer from chronic pain and you're not sure where to turn for help? The new Pediatric Pain Clinic at Boston Medical Center can provide relief. Read more

Shoveling Safety Tips to Prevent a Heart Attack

Clearing snow can pose a potential health risk, especially a heart attack. To help make snow removal safer, the American Heart Association has compiled a list of practical tips. Read more

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly Honors BMC's David Beck

Congratulations to David Beck, Boston Medical Center's Vice President and General Counsel, who was recently chosen as a 2015 Honoree by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. Read more

Special Delivery! The Healing Paws Program Spreads "Puppy Love" at BMC

A special delivery will be made to the children in the pediatric inpatient unit at BMC this week!  Read more


CenteringPregnancy Featured in The Boston Globe

What happens at group care visits, and how can they benefit pregnant patients? The Boston Globe recently examined this topic, with an article featuring BMC's CenteringPregnancy program. Read more

Hugs for Hope Club

The Positive Hope (HIV-OB Program and Education) Clinic provides care and advice to help keep HIV infected women healthy during pregnancy. Read more

BMC Offers 3D Mammography

Every mammography machine at Boston Medical Center is now 3D! Similar to a 2D mammogram, the 3D exam is performed the same way. Then, images are then synthesized to create a 3D image. Read more

Cold Weather Exercise Tips

Between fewer daylight hours, freezing cold temperatures, and the need for layers of insulated workout gear, it's all too easy to slip out of a regular exercise routine. Read more

Department of Pediatrics Earns National Recognition

BMC's Department of Pediatrics is pleased to announce its recent Patient-Centered Medical Home recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance. Read more

New Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery

We're pleased to welcome Scott Duncan, MD, MPH, MBA, as Boston Medical Center's new chief of orthopaedic surgery. Dr. Duncan joined BMC on Jan. 1, 2015. Read more

Frostbite Prevention

As the wintry weather is settling here in New England, BMC and Dr. Olshaker, Chief of the Emergency Department, want to remind you to stay safe and warm. Read more



Migraine Surgery at Boston Medical Center

Do you suffer from migraine headaches? At Boston Medical Center, Timothy Osborn, DDS, MD can provide relief to those with chronic headaches through migraine surgery. Read more

Purchase the BMC Healing Paws Calendar

The Healing Paws dog therapy program lends a helpful "paw" to both patients and staff by spreading smiles, reducing stress, and bringing comfort to those experiencing trauma and illness. Read more

Senior Care

Our geriatricians (doctors who specialize in elder care) and nurses work with patients and families to design and implement personalized care plans to help older adults stay healthy and independent. Read more

How to Cope with Holiday Stress

Between entertaining guests, hosting parties, picking out the perfect present, cleaning, and baking – the holiday season can be a stressful one. Read more

Boston Magazine Recognizes 62 BMC Physicians in Annual "Top Docs" Issue

The cover features BMC epidemiologist Nahid Bhadelia, MD, who traveled to Sierra Leone to assist with the Ebola outbreak. Read more

Specialty Clinic Fighting Pediatric Obesity at BMC

BMC's Nutrition & Fitness for Life Clinic helps children and adolescents struggling with obesity achieve their weight goals. Research shows the benefits of obesity intervention in early childhood. Read more

Sleep Apnea Jaw Surgery

From excessive daytime sleepiness and loss of concentration to depression and cardiovascular problems, sleep apnea is a serious medical condition. Read more

AmazonSmile Supports BMC this Holiday Season

There's a new way to support BMC this holiday season—use AmazonSmile when you're shopping on Amazon.com and 0.5% of your eligible order will be donated back to BMC. Read more


Healthy Tips for Thanksgiving

During Thanksgiving, if you use these simple healthy tips, you don't need to resist all that stuffing, mashed potatoes and pies that you love. Read more

Treating GERD at BMC

Our wide-range of advanced therapies, state-of-the-art technology, and cutting-edge surgical expertise distinguish us as a leader in treating GERD. Read more

Transforming Thyroid Cancer Care

With cases more than doubling in the past seven years and tripling in the last 12 years, thyroid cancer is the most rapidly increasing cancer in the United States. Read more

Family Medicine Physicians Accepting New Patients!

Boston Medical Center's Family Medicine department is now accepting new patients and these appointments are available in less than two weeks. Read more

BMC Salutes Veterans!

On Veteran's Day, we salute all Veterans of the US Military and thanks them for their service to our great country. We are proud to have many veterans working here, caring for the people of Boston. Read more

BMC Setting New Standard for Prostate Cancer Care

Early detection and treatment offer the best chance for survival, especially for those men deemed high risk, including African American men and men with a family history of prostate cancer. Read more

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center at BMC

Crohn's disease is an inflammatory bowel disease that affects all layers of the gastrointestinal tract. The symptoms include stomach pains, diarrhea, loss of appetite, and fever. Read more

Trigeminal Nerve Repair Surgery

Injury to the nerves in the face or mouth can occur for a variety of reasons. When this happens, people experience numbness or pain in their face. Read more

Flu Shot

Getting vaccinated is the best protection against the flu virus. Not only is it important for adults to get the flu vaccine, but children over the age of 6 months should get one as well. Read more


BMC Honors Mayor Menino

"During his two decades in office, Mayor Menino had an enormous impact on the city of Boston, and nowhere more than right here at Boston Medical Center." Read more

CEO Kate Walsh Named Top Business Leader

The Globe Magazine and The Commonwealth Institute partnered to honor organizations with the most impressive records of innovation and diversity, as well as revenue and employee numbers. Read more

Support for People with Cancer

We know having cancer can be one of the most stressful events of your life. That is why we offer a variety of support groups, activities, and events to help you along your cancer journey. Read more

Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Highly trained and double-board certified, BMC's facial plastic surgeon, Waleed Ezzat, MD, offers patients the opportunity to correct or reverse the effects of aging through facial plastic surgery. Read more

Healing Paws

Usually, a hospital doesn't bring a smile to a visitor's face, but watch a canine member of the Healing Paws team enter a room and you'll see everyone light up. Read more

Nurse Navigators Benefit Patients with Breast Cancer

About 1 in 8 women born today in the US will get breast cancer at some point in their lives. At Boston Medical Center, we are taking extra steps to help patients who have been diagnosed. Read more

Reach out and Read

Celebrating its 25th year anniversary, Reach Out and Read is a unique national literacy program that was started in 1989 by Boston City Hospital, now Boston Medical Center. Read more

Breast Cancer Awareness

Clinical Breast Exams should be performed every three years for women in their early 20s to late 30s. These exams are a way for women to talk with their provider and discuss any changes. Read more

BMC Recruits for 2015 Boston Marathon Team

Team BMC runners receive a personalized training program, Team BMC apparel, health advice and more. Our staff work hand-in-hand with all runners to assure success. Read more


Lung Nodule Clinic Now Open

If you have a lung nodule, it is very important that you are seen on a regular basis by a doctor who specializes in caring for patients with nodules. Read more

BMC Patient Story: Robin's Story

Robin's story is one that could happen to almost anybody. She was riding her bicycle on her way home from work and was hit by a truck. She suffered a devastating head injury. Read more

Ryan Center for Sports Medicine; The Right Place to Treat your Sports Injury

The team of physicians and professional staff provide patients with advanced diagnostics and treatment for sports injuries. Read more

Innovative Clinic Helps Young Women with Menstrual Disorders

Girls and young women struggling with menstrual disorders can find reassurance and answers. Read more

5th Annual Mayo Bowl

Started by New England Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo and his wife, Chantel, the Mayo Bowl has raised thousands for BMC pediatrics—a cause dear to their hearts. Read more

Wiping Away Disease with Weight Loss Surgery

It can be a difficult and often frightening decision to undergo weight loss surgery, but for the right patient it is a lifesaving intervention that can eradicate serious medical conditions associate with obesity. Read more

BMC Participates in Annual Heart Walk

On Saturday, September 6, BMC fielded a team of 75 doctors, nurses, staff, and their families who participated in the American Heart Association's annual Heart Walk event last weekend. Read more

Memory Disorders Clinic Available for Geriatric Patients

Difficulty remembering new information, trouble finding words or solving everyday problems can be distressing for geriatric patients faced with the first signs of memory loss. Read more

Teens and Tots Program

The Teens and Tots Program at Boston Medical Center is a unique and welcoming program for teenage girls who are pregnant or parenting, their baby, and their baby's fathers. Read more

Chief Operating Officer Alastair Bell, MD Named One of the Top 40 Under 40

The Boston Business Journal announced the Boston area leaders making a major impact in their respective fields. Read more

Primary Care Appointments Available! Make Your Appointment to Stay Healthy Today!

BMC is increasing the number of physicians on our staff to better serve you. We have appointments available in less than 14 days. Read more

Cribs for Kids

Sudden Unexplained Infant Death Syndrome (SUID) is the leading cause of death in infants between the ages of one month and one year. Working with parents, we can prevent infant death in cribs. Read more

Preventive Food Pantry: A Part of your Medical Care

The pantry supplied food to 500 families per month in its early days. Today, it supplies over 50,000 pounds of food per month to more than 1,800 families in the Boston area. Read more

Same Day Primary Care Appointments Now Available!

Boston Medical Center is proud to announce that our Family Medicine Clinic has moved to an Open Access model! Each day, we have 70% of our appointments available that day. Read more

Surgery for Sleep Apnea

In a perfect world, everyone would sleep soundly and wake rested; but for those suffering with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), seven to eight hours of uninterrupted sleep is just a dream. Read more

$6 Million Grant to Support Primary Care Providers and Medically Complex Children

The growing number of children and youth with complex and long-term medical needs presents an evolving challenge. Read more

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