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June 9, 2021

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May 13, 2021

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February 28, 2021

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February 24, 2021

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February 2, 2021

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Did you know that both women and men are at risk for developing breast cancer? However, the risks are quite different. While men account for only about 1% of breast cancer cases, 1 out of 8 women in the United States will develop breast cancer in her lifetime.

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October is #breastcancerawarenessmonth. Did you know BIDMC has a BreastCare Center devoted to breast health and breast cancer prevention? Stay tuned throughout the month as our experts answer your questions about breast care!

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Some Beth Israel Deaconess HealthCare primary care practices are experiencing phone service outages preventing inbound calls from connecting. We are working to resolve the issue. If you need to call your provider’s office, please visit our website for instructions. As always, for health emergencies, call 911.

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#HispanicHeritageMonthSpotlight: We’re celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month and World Heart Day by recognizing BIDMC’s Latinx Cardiovascular Clinic. So we decided to get in touch with Dr. Pablo Quintero Pinzon, Director of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center’s Latinx Cardiovascular Clinic (LCC).

Created in 2013, the LCC seeks to provide culturally sensitive care for the Latino population of Massachusetts.

When asked how the need for the LCC, in particular, was determined, Dr. Quintero Pinzon noted that certain populations may be at higher risk for some diseases and that the Hispanic population “tends to have higher percentages of uncontrolled hypertension, diabetes, and obesity.” He explained that “experience suggests language barriers interfere with optimal care of acute and chronic cardiovascular conditions” which is an issue he and his team are trying to target.

Within Dr. Quintero Pinzon’s clinic, everyone speaks Spanish which has allowed for expanded cardiology services. To combat that issue outside of the clinic, instead of relying on patients to make outside appointments on their own, potentially forcing them to deal with language barriers should they receive a referral, Dr. Quintero Pinzon and his team have created a network of Spanish-speaking providers who are available for outreach to secure follow up appointments within multiple subspecialties.

As of now, the Latinx Cardiovascular Clinic sees between 350-400 patients each year, not including visits with other cardiovascular subspecialty providers. According to Dr. Quintero Pinzon, the best way to avoid ending up in his clinic is to maintain a regular relationship with your doctor to control major risk factors that contribute to cardiovascular disease – things like hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and diabetes.

Another way to do that is by exercising regularly. Whether you want to run on a treadmill, throw a football, or go for a walk, getting at least 150 minutes of moderate to intense aerobic activity per week or, alternately, 75 minutes of vigorous activity per week, will help keep your heart healthy and strong.
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Carly S. from Austin, TX wrote on November 11, 2020 at 9:27 pm:
Thank you to everyone at BIDMC! You suit up every day to keep us safe while paving the way for a COVID vaccine. I am so deeply grateful for your hard-working team and will continue to send appreciation and gratitude from Texas.
Thank you to everyone at BIDMC! You suit up every day to keep us safe while paving the way for a COVID vaccine. I am so deeply grateful for your hard-working team and will continue to send appreciation and gratitude from Texas.
Judy Dolan from Wakefield wrote on June 26, 2020 at 5:38 pm:
You really are my heroes! In this time of such uncertainty, you have done everything to be there for your patients like me. I am truly grateful.
You really are my heroes! In this time of such uncertainty, you have done everything to be there for your patients like me. I am truly grateful.
Lorri Devlin from Cotuit wrote on June 12, 2020 at 4:20 pm:
Thank you for being a trusted source for care, information and support. BIDMC staff is Boston's finest.
Thank you for being a trusted source for care, information and support. BIDMC staff is Boston's finest.
Evelyn Pizzi from Plymouth, MA wrote on June 12, 2020 at 4:01 pm:
I am truly grateful for my remarkable medical team at BIDMC. During this pandemic you have all been in my thoughts and prayers in hopes that you are safe and well. I know firsthand your dedication, care, support, competence and compassion which you have given me over the past 4.5 years of very challenging health issues I have encountered, the latest being in February of this year when I received extraordinary care as an in patient. I don't know what I would have done without you. It is my pleasure to have contributed to your Vaccine Research Fund realizing the... Read more
I am truly grateful for my remarkable medical team at BIDMC. During this pandemic you have all been in my thoughts and prayers in hopes that you are safe and well. I know firsthand your dedication, care, support, competence and compassion which you have given me over the past 4.5 years of very challenging health issues I have encountered, the latest being in February of this year when I received extraordinary care as an in patient. I don't know what I would have done without you. It is my pleasure to have contributed to your Vaccine Research Fund realizing the importance of developing a successful vaccine to fight COVID-19. Thank you for your dedication in pursuit of the well being of all of us in your care.
Margaret from San Diego wrote on June 8, 2020 at 6:24 pm:
Thank you to our healthcare heroes!
Thank you to our healthcare heroes!

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