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Learn about the new program designed to improve the health care journey for patients with down syndrome

Posted by Alyssa Malmquist on July 20, 2021

In collaboration with our partners at Mass General Brigham, our members now have free access to the Down Syndrome Clinic to You (DSC2U), an online service developed by Dr. Brian Skotko, MD, MPP, and the teams from the Down Syndrome Program and Lab of Computer Science at Massachusetts General Hospital. DSC2U provides patients with a personalized health and wellness plan that can be shared with their primary care provider to improve their overall health care journey. Keep reading to learn more about the clinic and Dr. Skotko’s mission to democratize healthcare for people with Down syndrome.

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Topics: Providers, Mass General Brigham, Members, Employers, Medical leadership partners, Diversity, equity & inclusion

New findings we've learned about COVID-19: Part 2

Posted by Alyssa Malmquist on July 13, 2021

Last week we shared Part 1 of our conversation with Infectious Disease Specialist and Medical Director at AllWays Health Partners, Dr. James Hellinger about new COVID-19 findings. Continue reading for part 2 where Dr. Hellinger talks about COVID-19 testing requirements if you're vaccinated, advice for vaccinated parents living with unvaccinated children, and the importance of vaccinating adolescents. 

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Topics: Providers, COVID-19, Members, Medical leadership partners

New findings we've learned about COVID-19: Part 1

Posted by Alyssa Malmquist on July 08, 2021

Now that 70 percent of Massachusetts has received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose, the science and data drive lifted restrictions and broadening age requirements for vaccine eligibility. Based on these new changes, we had another conversation with Infectious Disease Specialist and Medical Director at AllWays Health Partners, Dr. James Hellinger. Continue reading for part 1 of our conversation where Dr. Hellinger shares his take on lifted mask mandates and restaurant dining.

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Topics: Providers, COVID-19, Members, Medical leadership partners

Postpartum depression during a pandemic: what providers should know

Posted by Alyssa Malmquist on May 25, 2021

Welcoming a new baby into the world can be a happy time for new mothers, but postpartum depression is common leading up to and after giving birth. Depression, anxiety, and trauma-related disorders can all be aggravated by stress related to pregnancy and postpartum experiences. Add in a global pandemic, and these scenarios are even more likely. Uncover the research and learn more about what providers can do to help patients impacted by postpartum depression.

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Topics: COVID-19, Women's health, Behavioral and mental health, Medical leadership partners

Black women face a barrier of racial & gender bias in healthcare

Posted by Alyssa Malmquist on May 18, 2021

As part of Women's Health Month, we're focusing on the inequities women of color face within our healthcare system. People of color face inequalities across the board, and the pandemic has only magnified this grim reality. Black men and women are at much higher risk of contracting COVID-19 than the rest of the population, and they are 2.1 times more likely than white people to die from the virus. That's why Black women are left to face a double edge sword of discrimination due to race and sex, and research shows especially how dangerous this reality is in healthcare.

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Topics: Women's health, Medical leadership partners, Diversity, equity & inclusion

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