The Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Board of Directors has presented the 10th annual Robert M. Melzer Leadership Award to Helen Chin Schlichte for her contributions “leading constructive, lasting and all-embracing change” at the medical center. Continue reading
With Thanksgiving (and all that festive food) in our rear view mirrors, and Christmas and the new year coming up ahead, there hasn’t been a better time to start exercising if you haven’t already. The benefits of exercise are countless. Not only does a regular exercise routine help you feel better, but you’ll have more energy and perhaps even live longer. Who doesn’t want that?
Check out these six extra benefits that exercise produces. Continue reading
The terms “obese” and “overweight” are labels used to categorize people into ranges that are helpful in identifying those who are heavier than what is generally healthy. To determine whether or not one falls into one of the two categories medical professionals use the Body Mass Index (BMI), a number that takes into account a person’s height and weight, which is then compared to a chart that identifies weight ranges. The BMI is used because it tends to accurately correlate with the amount of body fat a person possesses. Continue reading
An interview with Deeb N. Salem, Chairman of Medicine at Tufts Medical Center, Physician-in-Chief at Tufts Medical Center, and a long time member of AACA’s Board of Directors. Continue reading
This was Yiqing Guo’s second visit to See, Test, & Treat, a free breast and cervical cancer screening program at Tufts Medical Center geared towards underserved and uninsured Asian and Asian American women. Over forty women and even more walk-ins took the tests this month, a significant rise from last year when the program began. Continue reading
The local Asian community is vast and encompasses a wide variety of different nationalities, ethnicities, and economic backgrounds. In response to the health needs of the local Asian community, Tufts Medical Center, in consultation with the South Cove/Chinatown Neighborhood Council, established the Asian Health Initiative (AHI) and its advisory committee in 1995. The AHI identifies public health issues of particular prevalence or concern to the local Asian community and seeks to work collaboratively with local community-based organizations to help address those health issues in a culturally and linguistically appropriate setting. Continue reading