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  • Safeguarding the Lives of Pregnant People and New Mothers

    Safeguarding the Lives of Pregnant People and New Mothers

    Maternal mortality, the death of a pregnant person during pregnancy, birth or the weeks after birth, is one of the most traumatic events that can happen in a family. Each year, about 700 pregnant...

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  • Should You Get a COVID-19 Vaccine if You’re Pregnant or Breastfeeding?

    Should You Get a COVID-19 Vaccine if You’re Pregnant or Breastfeeding?

    As the COVID-19 vaccine rollout began in the United States in December 2020, many of us breathed a sigh of relief. The end of the pandemic seemed at last to be within sight. For those who were...

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  • ECMO Transport Program Provides Lifesaving Care

    ECMO Transport Program Provides Lifesaving Care

    The ECMO Transport Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital provides lifesaving treatment to patients whose heart and/or lungs are failing. The program arranges for Brigham ECMO specialists to...

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  • Weight Loss Surgery Transformed Marianne’s Physical and Emotional Health

    Weight Loss Surgery Transformed Marianne’s Physical and Emotional Health

    Like many people, Marianne struggled with her weight for years. Diet after diet had failed. And although she had begun making changes in her life to take better care of herself, she was unable to...

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  • Managing Anxiety About Life After COVID-19

    Managing Anxiety About Life After COVID-19

    More than 50 percent of the U.S. population has received at least one COVID-19 vaccine — one of the most hopeful signs that we may be approaching the beginning of the end of the pandemic. Life had...

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  • Don’t Delay Routine Health Care During the Pandemic

    Don’t Delay Routine Health Care During the Pandemic

    During the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important to see your primary care provider (PCP) for routine health care, including physicals, checkups to address new health concerns and ongoing visits to...

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  • COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs

    COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs

    Widespread vaccination is our best way to end the COVID-19 pandemic. Paul Sax, MD, clinical director of the Infectious Disease Clinic at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and other Mass General...

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  • Meeting the Unique Skin Care Needs of People of Color

    Meeting the Unique Skin Care Needs of People of Color

    When it comes to skin disorders, the color of your skin really matters. It can affect how your body reacts to the condition and what treatment is most effective. Take eczema, for example. This...

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  • COVID-19: Coping with Grief During the Holidays

    COVID-19: Coping with Grief During the Holidays

    More than 300,000 people have died of COVID-19 in the United States. As the winter holidays approach, many will confront a time traditionally devoted to celebration while bearing the recent loss...

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  • Do You Have COVID-19, a Summer Cold or Allergies?

    Do You Have COVID-19, a Summer Cold or Allergies?

    While COVID-19, the flu and the common cold share many of the same symptoms, there are usually differences in how these symptoms appear. In this article, learn more about the differences between...

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  • A Tongue Cancer Diagnosis at a Young Age

    A Tongue Cancer Diagnosis at a Young Age

    As a healthy 29-year-old woman, Kat wasn’t the stereotypical tongue cancer patient. And so, when her dentist discovered an early symptom of the disease—a white spot on the side of the...

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  • Flu Season and COVID-19

    Flu Season and COVID-19

    Getting the flu vaccine is more important than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic as both the flu virus and the coronavirus are expected to spread throughout the fall and winter. While the flu...

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  • 8 Tips for Managing Depression This Fall and Winter

    8 Tips for Managing Depression This Fall and Winter

    The autumn equinox is the start of a risk period for people with recurrent depression, seasonal pattern. People with this condition have multiple episodes of depression in late fall and winter,...

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  • Giving Birth During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Giving Birth During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    In the middle of the night on May 4, Rachel’s water broke in her condo in Brookline, MA. Her husband, Nate, drove them to Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where their first child was born in 2017....

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  • Staying Safe on Campus: College in the Age of COVID-19

    Staying Safe on Campus: College in the Age of COVID-19

    According to The Chronicle of Higher Education, more than 3 in 4 U.S. colleges and universities are planning to bring some or all of their students back to campus this fall. All of these colleges...

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  • Going Back to School? How to Reduce the Spread of COVID-19

    Going Back to School? How to Reduce the Spread of COVID-19

    As fall draws near, schools are announcing their reopening plans. School administrators are navigating the best options for their districts with children’s health and safety in mind. Some school...

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  • What Parents Should Know About Schools Reopening

    What Parents Should Know About Schools Reopening

    As students return to school in the age of COVID-19, school administrators are navigating the best options for their districts with children’s safety in mind. It’s up to parents to evaluate their...

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  • Study: Prenatal Care Visits Didn’t Increase Risk for COVID-19

    Study: Prenatal Care Visits Didn’t Increase Risk for COVID-19

    While some patients have benefited from virtual visits during the COVID-19 pandemic, pregnant patients are a unique group. Many require multiple, in-person visits for measurements, exams and lab...

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  • Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Joint Pain

    Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Joint Pain

    If you have sudden or ongoing pain in your knee, hip or shoulder, you may wonder when it’s time to seek medical care for your joint problem. You may be able to manage pain on your own for a while,...

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  • West Point Dad Overcomes Cancer During COVID-19

    West Point Dad Overcomes Cancer During COVID-19

    For nearly 20 years, Aaron, a 59-year-old from Albany, NY has kept a close eye on his prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test results. PSA levels that are too high may be a sign of prostate cancer....

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