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Information about getting healthy, staying healthy, and discussions about important health care issues of the day.

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Information about getting healthy, staying healthy, and discussions about important health care issues of the day.

    Physician Focus, February 2010, Lyme Disease

    Physician Focus, February 2010, Lyme Disease

    Lyme disease is endemic to our state, and residents are at high risk. Exactly what is Lyme disease? How is it transmitted? How can we protect ourselves from this infectious disease? And what treatments are available for those who do get the disease? Guest: Martin Kafina, M.D. Host: Bruce Karlin, M.D. For more information on [...]

    Physician Focus, January 2010: Health in the Schools

    Physician Focus, January 2010: Health in the Schools

    The incidence of such conditions as asthma, bullying and violence, and sexually transmitted diseases among school children is high and increasing. Seasonal and swine flu add to the burdens of medical directors and school nurses who provide front-line care for students. Yet budgets are strained and school nurses are in short supply across the state [...]

    MMS Ethics Forum: Matter of the Heart – Humanism in Practice

    MMS Ethics Forum: Matter of the Heart – Humanism in Practice

    Katherine Treadway, MD, of Massachusetts General Hospital, gave an inspiring presentation this month at the MMS Ethics Forum. Her talk, “Matter of the Heart: Humanism in Practice” made a compelling argument for returning humanism to the center of medical care. Listen to the podcast (Length 1:07:45) (This will open your computer’s default media player in [...]

    MMS President: “Be the Architects of Our Future”

    MMS President: “Be the Architects of Our Future”

    Massachusetts Medical Society President Mario Motta, MD, kicked off the Interim Meeting of the Society’s House of Delegates with remarks urging physicians to remain deeply involved in federal and state health reform efforts. “Do not fear change and the future,” he said. “Get involved, be active. Let us be the architects of our future and [...]

    Physician Focus, December 2009: ADHD — Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

    Physician Focus, December 2009: ADHD — Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is one of the most common neurobehavioral disorders of childhood, affecting some 4.5 million children 5-17 years of age in the United States. Here in Massachusetts, nearly 10 percent of children have been diagnosed with the condition, which affects behavior, emotions, attentiveness, and learning. What causes this disorder? What are the [...]

    Physician Focus Special Report, November 2009: The Flu — What You Should Know

    Physician Focus Special Report, November 2009: The Flu — What You Should Know

    The Flu: What You Should Know brings physicians and public health officials together in presenting information on the dangers of H1N1 swine flu and seasonal flu, vaccine safety and supply, how to protect against the infections, and what to do if you get sick. Guests on the program include John Auerbach, Massachusetts Public Health Commissioner; [...]

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