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Weight Loss Surgery Cooking Class

Wednesday, March 21

10:30 AM-11:30 PM

850 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA
02118
2nd Floor, Demo Kitchen

617.414.8052

Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery Prep

Before undergoing weight-loss surgery you want to be ready. Learn about the 5 diet stages for weight-loss surgery and meet others considering surgery. Sponsored by the BMC Bariatric Weight-Loss Surgery Team. 


 

Weight Loss Surgery Support Group

Thursday, March 15

5:30 PM-7:00 PM

88 East Newton St.
2nd Floor, Conference Room C/D
Boston, MA 02118

617.414.8052

Our weight loss support groups offer a chance to meet and speak with a mixture of patients who have already undergone weight loss surgery or are on the same journey you are.  Get ideas to help with lifestyle changes needed to make your surgery story successful.


 

Weight Loss Surgery Support Group

Wednesday, March 14

10:30 AM-12:00 PM

88 East Newton St.
2nd Floor, Conference Room C/D
Boston, MA 02118

617.414.8052

Our weight loss support groups offer a chance to meet and speak with a mixture of patients who have already undergone weight loss surgery or are on the same journey you are.  Get ideas to help with lifestyle changes needed to make your surgery story successful.


 

Weight Loss Surgery Support Group

Monday, March 12

6:00 PM-7:30 PM

Quincy Marriot
1000 Marriott Dr.
Quincy, MA 02169

617.414.8052

Our weight loss support groups offer a chance to meet and speak with a mixture of patients who have already undergone weight loss surgery or are on the same journey you are.  Get ideas to help with lifestyle changes needed to make your surgery story successful.


 

Weight Loss Surgery Spanish-Speaking Cooking Class

Tuesday, March 6

10:30 AM-11:30 AM

850 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA
02118
2nd Floor, Demo Kitchen

617.414.8052

Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery Prep

Before undergoing weight-loss surgery you want to be ready. Learn about the 5 diet stages for weight-loss surgery and meet others considering surgery. Sponsored by the BMC Bariatric Weight-Loss Surgery Team. 


 

Weight Loss Surgery Support Group

Thursday, March 1

5:30 PM-7:00 PM

850 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA
02118
2nd Floor, Demo Kitchen

617.414.8052

Our weight loss support groups offer a chance to meet and speak with a mixture of patients who have already undergone weight loss surgery or are on the same journey you are.  Get ideas to help with lifestyle changes needed to make your surgery story successful.


 

BMC Can Help You Do Your Taxes!

December 31, 1969

Do you know that you may qualify for tax credits and benefits, such as the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)? For the third year in a row, BMC has banded together with the Boston Tax Help Coalition to train volunteers - BMC employees and community members - to help eligible families gain access to unknown tax credits through the StreetCred program.

Patients and families in the departments of Family Medicine, Pediatrics, and OB-GYN are welcome to take advantage of this program – at no cost – while on campus for a regularly scheduled clinic appointment, as well as after clinic hours and on Saturdays. "We're thrilled to offer StreetCred at BMC for the 3rd year in a row", says Lucy Marcil, MD, MPH, a pediatrician at BMC and co-developer of the program. "It's truly a hospital-wide effort - from our amazing medical student tax preparers to the clinic staff referring patients to HR, Legal, Communications and Development providing operations support. StreetCred embodies the reason I work at BMC: vibrant, smart people working together toward one goal - empowering our patients to live healthier lives with better futures."

The EITC is an annual tax benefit for working people who bring home a low-to-moderate income. It's the largest anti-poverty program in the country, and has been shown to improve infant health outcomes, employment rates of single mothers, child educational achievement, and future earnings. However, more than 20% of families eligible for this benefit do not receive it due to a lack of tax assistance.

In addition, BMC is also offering help enrolling in other services to help with financial stability at the same time as tax prep. The services are financial coaching (Boston Builds Credit, The Midas Collaborative), incentivized savings (SaveYourRefund), job training (YMCA Training, Inc), and childcare (Head Start, Boston Public Schools Pre-K).

Schedule an appointment online, email us at [email protected], or call 617.453.3880, extension 101 for more information.

A New Year's Resolution for your Health

A New Year's Resolution for your Health


So you've made the decision to change bad habits and start to live a healthier lifestyle. But, is weight loss surgery right for you?

If you're obese and have had unsuccessful attempts at losing weight in the past, weight-loss surgery can help break that vicious cycle. BMC's Bariatric Surgery Program offers several procedures for managing weight and weight related health problems. Typically, patients with a BMI greater than 40 or a BMI 35-40 with a weight related comorbidity, can qualify. "Weight loss surgery is not only for weight loss," says Donald Hess, MD, Director of the Bariatric Surgery Program at BMC. "Additionally, it treats other medical conditions associated with being overweight such as diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea and osteoarthritis."

Current research shows that weight loss surgery can improve or completely resolve obesity-related conditions including type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea and cardiovascular disease.

Our multi-disciplinary team of skilled surgeons, nurses, dieticians, and medical nutritionists work with each individual patient to find the best surgical option for weight loss. The surgeons have performed thousands of successful surgeries and BMC's Weight Loss Surgery Program is recognized as a Center of Excellence by the American College of Surgeons.

Take the first step in your weight loss journey, and enroll in a New Patient Information Session. The sessions, conveniently offered in English and Spanish, both in person and online, give prospective patients the opportunity to meet our surgeons, learn about the different procedures offered and other helpful information about the path to surgery.

The program also offers patients an opportunity to talk with other people who have had weight loss surgery, which is an important aspect as you undergo a major life change. Support group sessions, led by registered dieticians, are held twice per month. All patients are welcome to attend no matter where they stand in their in their journey.

If you're considering weight loss surgery in the New Year, visit our website or call 617.414.8052 for information about booking a consultation.

In the Heart of the Opioid Crisis, 8th Graders Rally for Safe School Grounds

By Jessica Lyons | Dec. 28, 2017

“Addiction is a disease, not a crime.”  These were the words on a hand-made sign from a student at Orchard Gardens K-8 Pilot School.

A group of young teens from the school recently lined the road chanting “safe students, safe schools” during a demonstration about how the opioid epidemic is impacting their school.  Students and school officials report a rise in the number of discarded needles found near or on school grounds and are working to create a safer school and neighborhood.

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