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Cold or Allergies? How to Diagnose the Fall Sniffles

The leaves are changing, the weather has turned cool, and just like clockwork you’re sneezing, sniffling, and constantly feeling the need to blow your nose. So is it a cold or fall allergies? Graham Snyder, MD, in the Division of…

Breathe Easy: 5 Tips for Protecting Your Lungs in Cold Weather

The leaves are changing color, Halloween decorations are going up, and sweater season is (almost) here. You know what that means: winter is coming. Doctors see more patients during cold weather for coughs and respiratory issues than any other time…

Talking About Women’s Intimate Health Can Improve Your Life

Karen Perry was caught off-guard when she started experiencing gynecologic issues that she thought only happened to “older” women.  Two years ago,, at 43 years old, Karen developed stress urinary incontinence and poor lubrication in the vaginal walls. Not feeling comfortable enough…

5 Health Tips for Young Women

These tips are presented by Aisling Lydeard, WHNP from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. What is the HPV (Human papillomavirus) vaccine and why should you get one?  The HPV vaccine is the only…

New Treatments for Menopause Symptoms

Depending on your age, you may be preparing for it. Or it may have already passed you by. It can be accompanied by several symptoms, or you may not notice many changes at all. But if you’re a woman, your…

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…