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Staying Healthy During Flu Season

Don't forget to get your flu shot!

Flu season has begun and even the healthiest person can get sick from the flu and spread it to others.

It is very important that everyone gets their annual 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. The more people that get the flu vaccine, the less chance it can spread throughout the Boston community.

Do You Need To See a Doctor, or Can it be Managed at Home?

Do I need to see a doctor, or can I manage an injury or illness at home? Jack Maypole, MD, general pediatrician and Director of the Comprehensive Care Program (CCP) at BMC, is here to help answer that question and many others regarding the safety and well being of your children.

90 – 90 – 90 Treatment Target to Help End the Spread of AIDS

90 – 90 – 90 is a treatment target to help end the spread of AIDS. This is an idea that by 2020, 90 percent of people living with HIV will know their status, 90 percent of people who know their status will be on antiretroviral therapy and 90 percent of people on antiretroviral therapy will achieve viral suppression.

Why Vaccines Matter

As a parent, you want to do everything possible to make sure your children are healthy and protected from preventable diseases. The diseases that vaccines prevent can be dangerous, or even deadly—especially in infants and young children. Vaccination is one of the best ways parents can protect their children from diseases that could harm them and the community at large. 

Healthy Holiday Eating

Eating healthy, especially during the holidays can be difficult for even the healthiest eater. The holidays may not be a time to lose weight, but you can maintain your weight and not gain the typical five to 10 pounds that's common around this time of year. 

The Importance of Childbirth Education

If you are pregnant, taking childbirth education classes will help you know what to expect during labor and delivery. BMC offers a variety of classes, including some free-of-charge, for moms-to-be to better prepare themselves for the arrival of their new baby.