Presented by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Reduce Infection Risks While Swimming

What’s better on a hot summer day than a dip in the pool, pond or ocean? It’s part of what makes this time of year special. Mary LaSalvia, MD, Clinical Director of BIDMC’s Division of Infectious Diseases, has shared some…

Keeping Food Safe in the Summer Heat

Summer time is picnic time. It’s also barbeque time, camping time and eating s’mores in the backyard beneath the moon and stars time. But this combination of warm weather and outdoor fun can also be an opportunity for foodborne bacteria…

What You Need to Know About Your Intimate Health

An estimated 43 percent of women report some degree of difficulty with sex at some point in their lives. Many women are unaware that sexual dysfunction is often related to other underlying medical conditions that are treatable, or believe that…

See the Light: Protecting Your Eyes from the Sun

Sunscreen may be the first thought that comes to mind when you think of protection against the summer sun. But after slathering it on your face, remember to top it off with sunglasses and/or a hat. Your eyes also need…

Hydration Facts and Recipes for Hot Summer Days

Summer is finally here, and as the temperatures rise, so too does your risk of dehydration. Knowing how to prevent this potentially serious condition is an important part of summer safety. But staying hydrated isn’t always as easy as it…

An ER Doctor’s Field Guide to Dangerous Wildlife of New England

Life is good here in New England. We’re lucky to have world-class health care, great sports teams, four distinct seasons and lots of parks, conservation land and outdoor recreation spaces to enjoy. But every silver lining has a cloud, and…

A Balanced Approach for Treating Stress-Related Anxiety

From raising kids to keeping up at work or school, our lives are full of challenges that stress us out. When that stress leads to ongoing anxiety, it can have a debilitating effect on our daily lives. Professional treatment can…