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What to know about kids and COVID-19

Posted by Alyssa Malmquist on December 02, 2021

As part of an integrated health system, our team at AllWays Health Partners remains committed to ensuring access for our members to critical healthcare services throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Now that children ages 5 to 11 who live or go to school in Massachusetts are eligible to get the Pfizer vaccine, we wanted to share some recent findings from one of our system’s experts: Lael Yonker, MD Director, Pediatric COVID-19 Biorepository and Director, MGH Cystic Fibrosis Center at the Massachusetts General Hospital for Children. Continue reading to learn more about how the pandemic is impacting kids.

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Members, use these tips to get the most out of your health plan

Posted by Alyssa Malmquist on November 18, 2021

Health insurance plans can seem confusing, but our goal at AllWays Health Partners is to eliminate confusion whenever possible. We aim for on-going transparency so that our members can get the most out of their benefits. In support of this goal, we compiled a helpful list of tips for members to reference when using their health plan throughout the year. Continue reading for a summary of reimbursements, support resources, and programs unique to AllWays Health Partners.

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The Importance of Sleep for Kids’ Emotional Well-being

Posted by Ellen Braaten, PhD on November 11, 2021

While every child is different, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends 9 to 12 hours of sleep per night for younger kids and 8 to 10 hours for teens. But, according to the most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control, only 1 in 4 high school students report getting at least 8 hours each night. Continue reading to learn how sleep can support kids' emotional wellness with insight from Ellen Braaten, PhD, executive director of the Learning and Emotional Assessment Program at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Learn about the program designed to prevent or delay the development of diabetes

Posted by Alyssa Malmquist on November 04, 2021

AllWays Health Partners and The Massachusetts General Hospital Diabetes Center offer the Path to Lifestyle Change program to help our members lose weight—and delay or prevent type 2 diabetes. The Path to Lifestyle Change was created and is being directed by Linda Delahanty, MS, RD, the Director of Nutrition and Behavioral Research at the Mass General Diabetes Center. In recognition of National Diabetes Awareness Month, continue reading to learn more about Linda’s passionate commitment to supporting anyone impacted by diabetes.

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What one oncologist wants you to know during Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted by Alyssa Malmquist on October 14, 2021

Amy Comander, MD specializes in the care of women with breast cancer at the Mass General Cancer Center in Waltham and Newton-Wellesley. Learn more about Dr. Comander and the life-changing work she participates in each day to support those impacted by a breast cancer diagnosis from treatment to survivorship.

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